About Marsel

Discover Marsel Display’s heritage by clicking the dates below

With almost 40 years’ experience in the Display & POS Industry, Marsel Display Solutions has become one of the UK and Europe’s leading suppliers of bespoke and custom built display stands and POP equipment. From Marsel’s first day of trading in 1976, we have always aimed to provide a truly unique quality service to our customers, based on our key values of great quality products, fantastic customer service and assured reliability.

Our dedicated team of management and staff are ready to help with any project, no matter how large or small, with efficient communications and updates as we progress your enquiry, right through from Concept to Completion.
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1976

Marsel Display Co Ltd was incorporated by Philip Alton.

Initially running the business from home, Phil quickly established a business that became renowned for its reliability and product quality. Values which Marsel still work to today.

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1977

Marsel moved to its first office in Yeadon nr Leeds.

The growing business moved to a small office in Yeadon near Leeds where Phil employed a Secretary and Credit Control Manager.

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1986

Marsel moves to The Gatehouse, Burley in Wharfedale.

As the company continues to grow, Marsel moves to larger premises, The Gatehouse, Burley in Wharfedale, now employing a steadily increasing number of staff in the admin & customer relations team.

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1989

With a rapidly growing customer base, Simon Alton joins Marsel as Project Manager.

..... enter Marsel's 'Blue Eyed Boy' - fresh faced and highly ambitious.

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1990

Martin Alton joins Marsel as Sales Manager in order to handle and grow existing accounts as well as developing new business.

Having had a comprehensive sales training with Kraft General Foods, and managing the Northern Sales Area, Martin was a great addition to Marsel's sales force, making an immediate impact on the company's ability to service it's rapdily growing number of accounts.

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1991

Graeme Alton joins Marsel as Sales Manager, focusing on increasing the company’s customer base.

Having been previously employed at KPMG, Graeme joined Marsel with a wealth of experience in management and financial control.

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1992

Marsel moves to new offices in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

Growing at a staggering rate, Marsel moves to new offices in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, where the business now employs a much larger workforce. The company now has warehousing and distribution premises.

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1999

Construction starts on Marsel House in Silsden. Our brand new purpose built offices, warehouse and distribution centre in West Yorkshire.

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2000

Marsel House Silsden is complete and the company moves in to its brand new purpose built premises, where it still operates today.

Marsel House in Silsden is now complete, having 35000 sq feet of warehousing and distribution facilities. Marsel takes a huge leap into the new Millenium !!

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2006

Marsel starts to offer a China production option to its clients

Based in Xiamen, Marsel’s far-east factory enables us to maintain our excellent quality and service, but now coupled with the possibility of huge savings to our customers.

2015

Marsel House in Silsden today

Marsel also move into their London Office at Kings Cross. Purely administrative with Meeting Rooms this additional office will enable us to service more thoroughly the vast number of London clients we have in the South of the UK.
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Meet the team

Martin Alton

Martin Alton

Sales Director

Martin joined Marsel in 1990 after previously being employed by Nat West Bank and by Kraft General Foods as an Area Sales Manager.

With almost 25 years experience in the Display Industry, Martin is now Marsel’s Sales Director and Company Secretary, with his main role being Major Account Handling and Development.

Martin has 3 children and his interests include Skiing, Cycling, Live Music and Gym. Martin is also a Govenor at Moorfield School in Ilkley.

Graeme Alton

Graeme Alton

Managing Director

Graeme joined Marsel in 1992 as Business Development Manager having graduated from Durham University. After 23 years Graeme has developed a superb knowledge of different production methods and was pivotal in setting up our Far East Production facilities.

Graeme is now our Managing Director, handling some of our key accounts as well as coordinating our Chinese production.

Graeme has 3 children and enjoys playing Golf, Watching any Sport, Skiing and Cycling

Simon Alton

Simon Alton

Business Development Director

Simon joined Marsel in 1989 as Project Manager after having worked at Nat West Bank for 2 years. Simon spent significant time in production during his first few years and after 26 years in the industry, there isn’t much he doesn’t know about Retail Display requirements.

Simon’s main role as a Director is Account Management and Business Development.

Simon has 3 children and also enjoys Cycling & Gym as well as his regular fund raising activities for Candlelighters.

Allan Edwards

Allan Edwards

Head CAD Designer

Allan started working in the factory in 1985 as an apprentice in our Development Department. His role entailed hand making display stand prototypes and sample units.

In 1997 he became Assistant Works Manager and Head of Development. Allan is fully trained on our industry standard CAD software.

Allan became Head of CAD Design at Marsel in 2007.

His interests include DIY, Gardening, Travel, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving.

Jackie Thompson

Jackie Thompson

Project & Office Manager

Jackie joined Marsel in 2000 as a member of our administrative team. She quickly gained a full understanding of the business and our client’s needs. Jackie was made Office Manager in 2006.

Jackie and her team monitors production of all orders and ensures the smooth running of all current projects.

Andrea Garforth

Andrea Garforth

Customer Services Manager

Andrea joined Marsel in 1999 as an Administrative Manager. Her strengths lie in large scale project management and customer service.

Andrea has a wealth of experience in our industry and is one of our longest serving members of staff.