About AEL

AEL Solutions is regarded as the UK’s leading provider of commercial outdoor furniture and accessories for cafes, bars, pubs, hotels and other leisure, hospitality and catering locations. Our customers include breweries, hotels, hospitality chains, bars, restaurants, leisure chains, cafés as well as garden centres and educational establishments.  Our products are designed to maximise and enhance your outdoor space and enable all-year round usage. We offer a nationwide service.

Our Products

Our extensive range of all-weather outdoor solutions includes: furniture, giant umbrellas and parasols, awnings, shade sails, terrace banners and panels, planters, play equipment, children’s fitness trails, heat and light options, outdoor accessories, decking, safety surfaces, outdoor shelters and extenzas.

Our Clients

Our clients include a range of well known hospitality and catering brands as well as smaller independent clients. View our clients.

UK Manufacturing and Delivery

With our own UK factory and warehouses, goods are either manufactured to order here in the UK, or are stocked and ready for dispatch from one of our warehouses.

We are proud that AEL is the sole nominated UK distributor of Glatz umbrellas and Stobag awnings.

Custom Print and Branded Products

Create a stunning outdoor environment that maximises your brand by personalising your venue. Many of our products can be branded with your company logo, strap line and corporate colours.

Our Promise – Quality Without Compromise

Attention to detail

  • Quality of design, manufacture, installation, service
  • Commercial product specifications
  • Substantial stockholding


  • Two year minimum guarantee on all products
    Guarantee covers manufacturer’s defects; vandalism and misuse are not covered

Complete service

  • Personal advice including site specific surveys
  • Quotations with CAD layouts and visualisations
  • Products delivered fully assembled or installed
  • Packaging removed from site
  • Customised or bespoke products to suit your needs
  • A specialist design team and factory
  • Dynamic, experienced and helpful people to offer advice
  • Delivery and installation by AEL vehicles and AEL personnel to agreed time-scale
  • Offices and warehouses in the North and South

Full after-sales service nationwide

  • Repairs to all leading brands of umbrellas and awnings
  • In-house repair workshop and on-site repairs
  • Fitting of heat and light, timers and safety cut-out switches to existing umbrellas
  • Replacement umbrella membranes

As well as on-account we also accept the following:

Visa, MasterCard

AEL’s Company Background

We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service alongside products that offer great design, great quality and great value for money.

A high level of investment every year has meant we have continually expanded our product ranges and developed new ideas and systems to improve our quality of performance.

AEL designs products for custom purpose and we continually look at how designs can be improved whilst also introducing new and innovative products to the market. Every year we travel extensively, visiting exhibitions and factories all over the world looking at products, materials and new ideas. These are then evaluated and new products designed using materials and specifications to suit our commercial customers and the UK climate.

We are proud to have a factory in the UK where we produce many of our products. This gives us the flexibility to customise products to meet the specific needs of our clients.

We each have over thirty years of experience each in the industry. Our knowledge, built up over all those years, enables us to better understand what is required by our customers and then we endeavour to ensure we deliver.

AEL has a great team of forty people and many of our employees have worked with us for over ten years and several over twenty. Their skill and experience is invaluable and they are key in enabling us to deliver to a high standard.

New products are regularly added to our website. We hope you will find inspiration in these pages but if there is a product or design you cannot find please give us a call and we will try to help.

AEL Solutions is the trading name for A&E Leisure Limited, a well-established UK business with offices in the North and South. It is 100% privately owned by Richard Smith and Jenny Green.

Richard Smith and Jenny Green