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Designed in Dorset, Delivered Down Under!


Dorset temporary building manufacturer Mar-Key Group have been approached by representatives of Made in Britain to talk on their upcoming ‘How to succeed in Australia’ webinar.  

The Christchurch-based firm delivered their first Australian export in 2023 after being approached to design and manufacture a bespoke 210 metre sunshade to cover grandstand seating on the pit straight for the Adelaide 500 motor race event. 

Designed using their own in-house CAD and engineering teams, they developed a concept that could be constructed and dismantled for various events in South Australia over the coming years which would protect spectators from the elements.

What makes their delivery even more impressive are the timescales. With just two months from initial enquiry to delivery, the team worked around the clock to meet their client’s deadline and ensure the product arrived in Adelaide in time for the start of the famous car race.  

Mar-Key Group’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Paul Shelley led the operational aspect of the export and will be speaking at the Made in Britain webinar on 9th July. He commented:


“We’ve been members of the Made in Britain campaign since 2017 and use the Trademark to positively promote the British manufacturing industry. We’re delighted to have been invited to talk about our experience at the webinar. We certainly don’t claim to be experts as this was our first Australian export, but what we do hope to do is inspire other businesses who are considering beginning their export journey.”

He added: “There are so many fantastic British manufacturing businesses creating products that are of premium quality, and we hope to encourage others to consider the vast and exciting opportunities that Australia has to offer.” 

The Chief Commercial Officer for the Australian British Chamber of Commerce Paul Wright will join Made in Britain’s CEO John Pearce to facilitate a Q&A session and hear from two of their members; Mar-Key Group and Lockabox. The webinar is free to attend, and tickets are available below: 

How to Succeed in Australia – Tuesday 9th July

Mar-Key Group design, manufacture and build structures for events and commercial clients throughout the UK and internationally. From Royal Ascot and Goodwood to Amazon and National Grid, they are trusted by leading brands. To find out more, contact 01202 577111 , or visit

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