More Branded Pop Up Gazebo and Printed Market Stall ideas, plus bespoke Shopping Centre Trade Stands

Print Design Studio Manchester
Our busy graphic design studio based in central Manchester

Our design team are kept constantly busy with Branded Pop Up Gazebo and Branded Market Stall projects as well as print design work for other types of Bespoke Trade Stands that are manufactured alongside our Market Stalls at our factory in Derbyshire. In this article we’ll be looking more closely at some of these projects which include Printed Market Stalls for Street Food Vendors at Brick Lane Up Market as well as a number of other recently completed Branded Pop Up Gazebo and Market Stall jobs, plus an interesting Bespoke Shopping Centre Trade Stand project we’ve been working on for The Amazing Chocolate Workshop Co.

Branded Market Stalls

All areas of our market stall canopies, side walls and counter skirts can be printed with your own text or graphics; whether it’s a basic logo or an all encompassing full colour digital print, we have solutions to cater for all budgets.

Printed Street Food Market Stall
CUPBAB Branded Market Stall featuring roof canopy with detachable front banner, printed rear banner and counter skirt, all designed to fit the operator-supplied market stall frames at Sunday’s Up Market on Brick Lane.

One solution completed recently for CUPBAB, a Street Food Vendor at Brick Lane Up Market (pictured above) involved producing a roof canopy with detachable front banner, printed rear banner and printed front counter skirt to fit the market stalls supplied by Brick Lane Up Market operator Truman Brewery. We supplied the original stall frameworks to Truman Brewery so had exact dimensions to hand and the customer came to us with a clear idea of what they required which helped ensure the job ran smoothly. This level of branding costs in the region of £330 + VAT as of November 2015. If you’re a street food vendor at Brick Lane Up Market and are interested in a Branded Market Stall like this then get in touch; our design team can assist with all aspects of the print design process and a digital print template can be provided by email if you’d like to compile your own design.

Toot Sweets Printed Market Stall
Toot Sweets Printed Wirksworth Elite Market Stall with striped roof canopy and back wall and digitally printed counter skirt. Read more about our Wirksworth Elite Market Stalls which are available with or without custom printing.

Our customers range from small independent traders — see images above of a recent printed market stall we completed for Toot Sweets of Grimsby — through to national brands like Bella Italia restaurants (pictured below) to whom we regularly supply Branded Market Stalls for promotional use. In the case of Toot Sweets (and Owow Chocolate Crackling, also pictured below) we were tasked with producing much of the print design work ourselves having been briefed by the customer and provided with a logo. In other cases, such as Bella Italia and Flintstone Jewellery (pictured further down this page) the customer may have clear design ideas in mind for their Printed Market Stall or Gazebo and will prepare the design themselves using our supplied print templates. We then step in to make the final preparations prior to beginning the print process. However you choose to work with us we do not charge extra for artwork design; it’s all part of the service.

Printed Market Stall Owow Chocolates
Printed Wirksworth Elite Market Stall for Owow Chocolate Crackling, featuring digitally printed counter skirt and back wall and chocolate brown roof canopy.
Bella Italia Restaurants Branded Market Stall
Tansley Elite Branded Market Stall with Bella Italia printed roof canopy and counter skirt. Read more about our Tansley Elite Market Stalls which are available with or without custom printing.

Branded Pop Up Gazebos

Pictured below is a recently completed branded pop up gazebo for Flintstone Jewellery. The gazebo is one of our S40 3m x 3m models and features full digital print on the roof and sidewalls. All our gazebos are supplied with framework, roof canopy, sidewalls (optional), wheeled carry bag and tie down kit (ropes and pegs). This gazebo was also supplied with steel jigsaw gazebo leg weights which are a popular accessory for weighing down pop up gazebos on hard standing ground where ropes and pegs cannot be used. Read more about our pop up gazebos. Want one like this? Get in touch today for full details.

Printed and Branded Pop Up Gazebo
Full digital print on the roof and side walls of our S40 3m x 3m Pop Up Gazebo.

Bespoke Shopping Centre Trade Stands with Branding

Amazing Chocolate Workshop Branded Shopping Centre Trade Stand
Amazing Chocolate Workshop Branded Shopping Centre Trade Stand

Aside from Branded Pop Up Gazebos and Market Stalls we also tackle many bespoke trade stand projects such as the one shown above for the Chocolate Workshop who are setting up trade stands in Shopping Centres all over the UK in the run up to Christmas to cash in on the gift buying season. This kind of bespoke trade stand work typically requires a design consultation and the production of several prototypes to perfect the design prior to commencing full production. Our engineers and fabricators in Derbyshire work in partnership with the customer and our visualising and graphic design team based in Manchester to ensure that the finished structure and its associated branding meet with expectations; this is particularly relevant in the case of shopping centres where a great deal of emphasis is placed upon the aesthetics of trade stands.

Like what you see? Why not get in touch today for full details.

Drum & Kernel; Popping at a market near you soon.

Branded Gazebo Market Stall
Drum & Kernel’s Branded Pop Up Gazebo at Broadway Market

There’s a real theatre to making popcorn. Or at least, there is the way Drum & Kernel make it.
Stood beneath his eye-catching red market stall canopy behind a clear safety sheet, Drum & Kernel co-founder Matt Mead — who’s wearing full overalls, welding gloves and a tree fellers face guard — stirs the popcorn kernels as they pop, bang and whistle furiously in the large drum cooker from which his company takes its name. “We’re popcorn purists, and I hope the name reflects that.” says Matt. This rather unique and noisy spectacle coupled with Matt’s shall-we-say somewhat eccentric attire is drawing in a large and curious camera-weilding crowd to their Market Stall at Broadway Market in East London.

“…it’s vital!” says Matt of his safety gear. “The very best kettle corn is hand popped, but that does mean an awful lot of sugar and oil splashing about at around 200 degrees. And despite all the gear, sometimes a rogue kernel will still pop down your neck or, worse, into the welding gloves. We have some excellent popcorn scars we can bring out at dinner parties…”
Drum and Kernel PopcornSomewhat bizarrely, Matt’s description of the dangers of popcorn production are not dissimilar to those encountered within our own business during the manufacture of the market stall and pop up gazebo frameworks that Matt and many street food vendors like him trade from within; rather than popcorn kemels however we’re instead dealing with red hot welding sparks which, on rare occasions and despite our best efforts, can end up in places they shouldn’t and, like Matt, many of our manufacturing team, myself included, have a few battle scars that we’ve accumulated over the last 40 years of market stall production.

“If I’m at the kettle, I probably won’t notice until I tip the batch, and then if I’m lucky, I get a round of applause!”


It’s early March and it feels like Spring is just around the corner; there isn’t a cloud in the sky and Broadway Market which lies beside Hackney’s London Fields and by virtue currently one of the most in-vogue markets in East London, is absolutely thronging. Jamie, Matt’s assistant for the day, stands in relative safety in front of their Drum & Kernel emblazoned pop up gazebo handing out free tasters to the rapidly growing crowd. The theatrical element of the popcorn making process was never intentional explains Matt, “…we weren’t really expecting that when we started the business … it’s often the case that one or two people watching the process can quickly turn into a crowd. If I’m at the kettle, I probably won’t notice until I tip the batch, and then if I’m lucky, I get a round of applause!”

Printed Gazebo Logo Drum and Kernel
Drum & Kernel’s Iconic logo has also been used on their Printed Gazebo and Market Stall shelters to further strengthen their brand

“Markets at their best are vibrant, social spaces, and the more we can do to engage people the better” continues Matt. It’s a sentiment shared not only by ourselves but also by high street retail guru Mary Portas who, in her government commissioned report on the future of Britain’s high streets, cites Markets and their role in enriching local communities and inspiring grass roots enterprise as being vital to the future of our town centres. “It feels great to be part of such a healthy and vibrant street food scene in London at the moment. You look around a market like Broadway and the cross-section of businesses is incredible. So much energy and talent – and the great thing about markets is they are accessible, so you can take ideas and try them out with your customers right there without the huge overheads involved in a shop or premises”.

Broadway Market with its array of music, fashion, art and pet accessory market stalls positions itself as something a little more diverse and, dare I say, more interesting than just another street food market. It is however only one of a number of Markets in the London area which Drum & Kernel regularly attend with their roots lying on the south side of the river in East Dulwich and Herne Hill where they originally learnt to ply their trade “…in our expansion over the past year we have taken the radical step of crossing the river up to Broadway and Alexandra Palace markets. It’s been great to get to know those areas – it’s a cliche, but London is a city of villages and every market has its own character. We also trade at London festivals and events like pop-up cinemas. So far, keeping things within the M25 has been more than enough to keep us really busy, but who knows in the future. We certainly wouldn’t rule out taking our kettles further afield.”

“You look around a market like Broadway and the cross-section of businesses is incredible. So much energy and talent – and the great thing about markets is they are accessible, so you can take ideas and try them out with your customers right there without the huge overheads involved in a shop or premises”

Matt speaks like a seasoned professional but it may come as a surprise to some to discover that Drum & Kernel which he runs with business partner Claire — neither of whom have a background in market trading — is only in its second year of trading. “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind!” he exclaims, “…we doubled in size this time last year and are currently focusing on really consolidating that expansion, training staff, and maintaining equipment. It feels nice just to be taking a breath and enjoying getting to know our new markets”.

Printed Market Stall Branded Drum and Kernel
One of Drum & Kernel’s printed Market Stalls photographed during a test fitting of the canopies at our Factory in Derbyshire.

On the subject of expansion, a topic with which we can associate as our own Market Stall and Pop Up Gazebo manufacturing business continues to grow, Matt explains some of the issues faced by their burgeoning business; “we’ve started to work much more with employees, and that means sometimes learning how to let go and let them take on more responsibility – not necessarily an easy thing when it’s your business, but so important. And like every small business we have to keep a close eye on cashflow and costs, and during the expansion process that hawkish eye-for-detail was particularly important.”

The hawkish eye for detail which Matt speaks of can also be found in their product, the raw ingredients of which must be sourced from the USA to ensure quality. It’s also evident in their iconic company branding which was developed in partnership with South London design studio Mentsen and features heavily on the printed gazebo and market stall structures which we’ve supplied to Drum & Kernel over the last year. Their logo is a timeless piece of design which encapsulates perfectly the fun and theatre of the product that they produce.

The devil, they say, is in the detail. And in all respects it seems Drum & Kernel have nailed it. Visit to see an up to date list of markets which Drum & Kernel are currently attending.