Crocker Bros



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Jan 2020



How to nurture a business relationship, so it stands the test of time

Since 2014, C2 Business has served the marketing needs of Crockers marquee company in Derby.

In that time, Crockers has grown, adapted, and diversified exponentially – not only to meet the changing needs of their clients – but to thrive amidst the extraordinary force of Covid-19.

They’ve gone from a business that hires out marquees for weddings – to a company that manufactures bespoke marquees for a whole host of events and commercial purposes, like farm shops and restaurant expansions. And then, supplying tents to the NHS to assess patients for Coronavirus.

Ian Lucas, MD of Crockers, says: “The team at C2 Business has helped us to rapidly move into new markets and gain new clients. The relationship has stood the test of time because they proactively help us to grow our business, and because they genuinely care about our success.”


The Client


Crockers is a family run marquee hire and marquee manufacturing business that has been around since 1932.

They also specialise in repurposing marquee material for other use, for example: to cover machinery, parts, or timber that's stored outside; to divide sports halls; and to protect flooring while critical work is being done onsite.

Their marquees and marquee materials can be found at: Derby County Football Club, Latitude Festival, Legoland, Alton Towers, East Midlands Airport, Bombardier, Sharps, Peak 2020, Jewson, Niagara Conference Centre, Derby College – and many more places.


The Result

Working with C2 Business.

Crockers now see C2 Business as part of their virtual management team – and are often invited to present ideas to help grow the company.

Ian says: “Working with C2 Business is easy. Over the years they’ve taken the time to get to know our business. They’re accessible, responsive, fun to work with – but most of all, they know their stuff.”

Tor Lucas, Director at Crockers, added: “We’ll never forget how C2 Business pulled out all the stops when coronavirus threatened to destroy our business. Their 24/7 accessibility and quick actions resulted in organisations ringing us up, saying they’d seen our social media activity and could we help provide temporary structures for medical purposes.”

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