GLD is 25 years old

In 1990, GLD was born. Graeme Dixon had been working in the events industry throughout the 80s but the rise in demand for dressed hospitality and backstage areas grew to such an extent that GLD became bona fide just to meet the volume of requests. As the big tours rolled in, year after year, GLD got the gig.

25 years later and GLD has grown to become a major player in the event hire sector. The transformation from one man, 5 sofas and a big idea to a national company with 33,000 square feet of warehousing full of hire furniture has been impressive. GLD's headquarters and main distribution hub is now in the southwest of the UK, yet the company delivers on a global scale, with an exemplary reputation for reliability, flexibility and adaptability.


To commemorate this milestone, we've gone a little retro at GLD.

  • See GLD in timeline as we take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, recalling the many landmarks and events that have shaped GLD since the early days.
  • In the Year of 1990, we reminisce over what the world looked like when GLD was formed. It was all about the Ozone, Madonna's Cone Bra and the freeing of Nelson Mandela.
  • Get an insight into the beginnings of GLD in Graeme’s interview for the Independent from 1992. And read his reflections on the changing industry in this May’s issue of Access All Areas.


We've also produced a new Showcase brochure which gives you an idea in pictures of how we can help you with your next event.  If you would like to receive a copy of this brochure, contact us on


 GLD 25 Year Timeline


GLD Productions at 25 Celebrating 25 years in Event Hire GLD's Showcase Brochure available now