Tour Supply UK is the British arm of Tour Supply Inc., stocking thousands of products for the touring industry. They have been a distributor of Le Mark tapes for more than 10 years, and Dirty Rigger™ gloves and accessories since 2010.
Napper, Manager of Tour Supply UK, and Leanne Baker, Head of UK Sales for Le Mark, talk about what makes this partnership work so well.
“When Tour Supply opened the UK office, we needed a reliable supplier for Pro Tapes gaffer tape,” said Napper. “The American brand is so well known that often bands visiting the UK only want this tape. Le Mark has been the perfect partner to ensure we can supply these crews with what they need.
“Working with Le Mark is a positive pleasure. Leanne is always happy to help us in any way she can, but if she’s not available the rest of the staff are all equally friendly, helpful and, above all, professional.”
Leanne says the same for Tour Supply: “Tour supply are a great team to work with – Napper, Masie and Matt. They know our products extremely well and we love the on-site store that customers can visit.”
If you’re a regular at UK festivals like Parklife, Bloodstock and Download, you will likely have seen the Tour Supply cabin in the artist compound. Their mobile shop supplies a variety of essentials to crew and performers.
“Crew mainly come looking for gloves and Dirty Rigger has a fantastic range,” Napper said. “We now carry almost every design – we love them that much! We’re also pleased with Le Mark’s Visi-PAL™ super-bright road case labels, as they fill a niche that has been needed for a long time. Pro Tapes Pro Gaff is our number one seller though, and naturally my favourite product!”
Leanne said: “It’s always interesting hearing who Tour Supply are working with next. With an incredible variety of customers, from Rock ‘n’ Roll performers to events such as Walking with Dinosaurs, they like to keep us on our toes with lots of orders. Some are last minute, but we love the challenge!
“We really enjoy visiting the team,” Leanne continued. “Tour Supply refer to Hannah and me as the ‘sticky girls’. Each time we like to arrive with food treats, but between Napper and Masie we never know which one or both is being vegan that month! We actually supply Masie with XXXS gloves that we had made up especially for her as she has tiny hands, and we had them made vegan-friendly!”
Here’s to the next ten years of successful partnership between Le Mark and Tour Supply.
Contact Tour Supply: https://www.facebook.com/TourSupplyUK/