We are regularly asked about the origin of the Gallowglass name & logo.
The gallowglass were a mercenary warrior élite from the Western Isles of Scotland in the mid 13th century. Wise Irish chieftains would often use the gallowglass because as outsiders, they were less subject to local feuds and influences and just got the job done. The name just seemed to fit
Since we started back in September 1996, the Gallowglass service has grown and grown. Back then five clients employed us. We now have over 2000 clients on the books, we work regularly for over 1500 clients and this number increases every week.
Gallowglass evolved from a little operation called Rugger Luggers who are still remembered with respect and awe in some quarters - primarily for their capacity for work.
"Gallowglass was founded in September 1996 and from the outset, we were determined to offer a service to the conference and event industry that would surpass anything that had gone before. There was something missing. The basic principles weren't there. Conscientiousness, presentability, and anticipation - they were all lacking out on site. So we set out to change people's perceptions and present the industry with an alternative - No longer did mediocrity have to be the accepted standard.“
Paul Grecian - Chairman Gallowglass UK