Who We Are

Tim Youde

Design Director

Tim YoudeTrained in 3D design at Northumbria University in Newcastle, Tim has always been a practical hands-on type designer.

He started his career in fabric structures back in 1995 with another fabric architecture firm, working on a multitude of projects for a huge variety of blue chip companies such as Boots, BP, Harvey Nic's, as well as all the main UK-wide leading architectural practices.

Now Design Director and co-owner of TensileFabric, Tim's broad experience of the product, of fabrics, and the way they work, has allowed him to help the business grow into a firm that understands its clients' needs and how fabric should be formed, designed and delivered.

Tim became a dad for the first time this year which is keeping him busy. He still enjoys an active outdoors lifestyle and is a keen mountain biker, kite surfer and snowboarder. Now his bike includes a trailer for the baby as well!


Marc Powell

Director / Company secretary

Marc PowellMarc has over 25 years of experience working with fabric structures, having an unrivalled knowledge of all exterior, interior and exhibition installations.

Previously working as part of a large installation team, both nationally and internationally, Marc gained a wide knowledge of small scale exhibition structures, huge permanent exterior canopies, and everything in between!

Now co-owner of TensileFabric, Marc has taken on the role of leading all installations, using his extensive knowledge of the canopies, the way they are best installed and the best way to install them quickly and safely.

Marc enjoys a busy family life - though you may just find him tinkering with a motorbike or two!