About Umbrella Heaven

Umbrella Heaven is a division of Rob McAlister Ltd and Rob McAlister Inc. An Umbrellas UK and also an Umbrellas USA company but with a truly international outlook*.

The origins of the company go back to 2005 when founder and “Chief Umbrollogist” Rob McAlister designed and created a new pagoda-shaped umbrella. Originally based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, the company started trading from a garage at the side of Rob’s house and from a stall on the Leighton Buzzard market. Since those humble beginnings, we have relocated three times to increasingly larger warehouses and are now based in Shildon, County Durham. 

We continue to design and sell innovative and stylish umbrellas to this day, enjoyed and appreciated by fellow umbrella lovers all around the world. Check out our new Gothic Umbrella range, for example.

Umbrella Production

Our team of expert “Umbrollogists” has but one aim – to help you find the right umbrella. We believe that umbrellas are more than just a practical weather protection accessory. An umbrella makes a statement. It can be part of your identity in the same way that a new fashion outfit says something about you. With a choice of over 1000 umbrellas (and growing!), we are constantly striving to introduce innovative, quality umbrellas supplied with good old-fashioned customer service. In fact, those are the 3 watch words within the business: Innovation, Quality and Service! And importantly, we hold ample stock in our nearly 20,000 sq ft warehouse here in County Durham.

Welcome to Heaven… Umbrella Heaven!

What’s more, you’ll find our website provides a totally secure shopping environment. Browse at your leisure. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email us – or phone us (yes, you’ll find a friendly human being at the end of the line!) and we’ll try our best to help you. We are a small, family-run business offering a personalised umbrella service – we try hard to keep our shipping costs as low as possible – and we ship worldwide! 

As well as selling direct to the public, we are also an umbrella wholesaler and offer trade pricing via our dedicated wholesale umbrellas website www.SplashInnovations.com.

In fact, you’ll find we sell pretty much any type of umbrella you can think of. From small compact umbrellas to full-length walking style and large golf umbrellas, we sell them. Wedding umbrellas, fishing umbrellas, garden parasols – we sell those too! Corporate promotional branded umbrellas – yes, that’s a service we’ve always provided. If you require printed umbrellas, just contact us and we’ll happily offer you a competitive quotation.

We invest significantly in research and development. The latest breaking news is that we now also manufacture here in the UK our own new range of British-made giant umbrellas for both residential and commercial markets.

Message from Rob McAlister, MD & Chief Umbrollogist:

“After you’ve received your chosen umbrella, please take the time to leave a review – good or bad. Tell us what we’re doing right and tell us where we need to do better. It’s important for us to learn and improve. Oh, and if you’re delighted with your umbrella and if you’ve had good service, PLEASE – tell your friends!”

*We ship to every country in the world. Note: if you’re outside the UK, our website will automatically show prices reduced by 20% (tax-free!).