The New Normal

Products and services for operating venues in a post-Covid world.


Dream TipiDream Tipi & Celeste Sailcloth Marquees
07754 226435

With many hotels, restaurants, bars and wedding venues threatening to close their doors this winter due to restrictions, Dream Tipi has a solution to keep guests, customers, clientele and punters safe during this cold and difficult spell.

Raising the sides of their giant tipis, or opening the panoramic panels of their wooden poled Celeste sailcloth marquees, allows fresh air to circulate. Firepits keep the inside cosy, creating an inviting solution for a restaurant and bar. Soft festoon lighting and elegant willow finishes complement any venue and naturally enhance outdoor space.

Erected on grass or hardstanding, both tipi and sailcloth marquee structures offer versatility during the winter months, whatever the weather. Say goodbye to a difficult winter and diversify your outdoors to keep customers returning.



Striking Places photographyStriking Places Photography
0800 298 2119

With Covid restrictions limiting venues’ opportunities for open days and showrounds, Striking Places Photography offers a perfect solution to showcase spaces. As Google approved specialist photographers, they offer a range of commercial photography services including 360 virtual tours/navigation, 3D interior photography/navigation, venue photography, team headshots, event photography (when things get back to normal) and product photography.

Bring customers into your space through 3D environments, allowing a socially distant and safe interaction, and increase your presence on Google through a Google My Business page or your own website.

Get in touch with the friendly team to chat about the options, experience a demo or showcase your space.



Rural diversificationAppetite Me
01284 630248

With over 20 years’ collective experience, Appetite Me is a rural diversification consultancy specialising in working with farms, garden centres, landowners and country estates. With extensive expertise in diversifying land and buildings into artisan food and drink outlets, farm shops, garden centres and restaurants, the team includes designers and project managers who work closely with leading professionals in planning, construction, marketing and sales.

Since March brought about the first lockdown, Appetite Me has seen a surge in demand from farms and country estates looking to transform their current businesses into high-end, essential retail operations. Now, more than ever, rural diversification is one of the best solutions to maximise potential of land and assets while enhancing, supporting and protecting the social, economic and environmental stability of rural communities.

Appetite Me will continue to work – harder than ever – to ensure farms, country estates and garden centres survive in these uncertain times.



Socially distant tentHearthworks
01749 321210

Hearthworks, an award winning tipi and yurt company based in Somerset, has expanded its offering of giant yurts and tipis with awnings to provide more socially distant function venues.

As Hearthworks director Tara Weightman suggests, “Giant 30ft yurts have the flexibility to hold up to 100 guests, but make perfect socially distant venues for 30 people seated. All our giant yurts for hire have multiple entrances for one-way systems and good air flow, as well as options for furnishings, lighting and heating. We are also seeing an increasing demand for large tipis with awnings that create iconic outdoor spaces with excellent access”.

Hearthworks’ traditional tipis are fully weatherproof and can even be equipped with a cosy open fire! Not limited to the glamping and venue market, there has been interest from other sectors including garden centres, schools and pubs. Hearthworks is available for bespoke manufacturing orders as well as general hire bookings.

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