Turning unused land into desirable destinations.
We’re here to change the way that glamping is experienced as a business owner. Being glamping business owners ourselves, we know exactly how to do it.
Our hero’s journey started just as yours might have. We wanted a glamping pod site and didn’t know where to start.
We couldn’t find a glamping site designer, we couldn’t find a specialist to speak to about our planning permission application and we weren’t sure how we were going to market ourselves. Sound familiar?
The experience of seeing a plot of land and being excited about its potential was too powerful to allow those barriers to stop our co-founders, Calum and Alisdair, so they forged ahead.
Unable to find any specialist designers or architects who really understood glamping, they had to find another way. And by leaning into their professional expertise, they managed to make it work.
One thing Calum and Alisdair understood from the start was the needs of their guests. They paired this innate knowledge with thorough market research to come up with a marketing strategy, which they implemented long before their site was ready to open.
After a steep learning curve, the pair managed to create an award winning glamping site. Calum, using his background in design and CAD, designed the site himself.
After gaining planning permission, they continued to execute their plans and opened their glamping site in 2018. Thanks to their early marketing, the site opened with a fantastic occupancy rate and has continued to attract guests from all across the country.
It was a real no-brainer to take the next step, which was using everything they learned while building their site to help others do the same. And that’s what they’ve been doing ever since.
Calum started the business with a dream and CAD ability. After setting up his own glamping site from scratch at 21 whilst preparing the planning application himself, he realised he could help others do the same. He has since become a glamping guru, often speaking at glamping conferences.
Alisdair started his glamping journey by believing in the vision for the original North Coast 500 Pods site. After investing, he realised the wider potential in glamping and co-founded Glampitect to help provide an unparalleled service to those with similar dreams. Ali now focuses on innovation, both within the company and in new collaborations.
Head of Business Operations
Ellen initially joined Glampitect as our Office Manager in October 2020, with a background in managing Support Functions in Recruitment as well as Business Administration in Financial Services. Glampitect quickly recognised Ellen’s strengths and after streamlining our business processes and bringing some order to the ship, she was elevated into the role of Head of Business Operations. She is now responsible for the day to day running of the business and line management.
When Phil joined Glampitect he brought with him over 35 years of experience in Architectural and Landscaping design, immediately strengthening the team. With his strong technical, CAD and project management expertise he is able to understand and meet client requirements to ensure an excellent finished product.
Cameron joined Glampitect at the end of 2020, having graduated from university with a First-Class honours degree in Architectural Technology from Scott Sutherland School of Architecture. With experience in the residential housing industry, he has a passion for how buildings function and how to make them more efficient and smarter in design.
Toni joined our Glampitect team in the beginning of 2021, having not long graduated with a degree in Interior and Spatial design. With a passion for design and the outdoors, Toni will be helping clients with pre-planning and full planning applications to bring their glamping site ideas to life.
Ed joined the team to head up our expanding sales team. He gained valuable sales experience in his 12 years working with both established and disruptive medical device companies. Ed couldn't resist the opportunity to join an exciting local company in such a vibrant industry. Like the rest of the company, Ed wants to provide excellent service and help clients get their Glamping dreams up and running.
Client Relations Consultant
Jack joined the team to be a point of contact with clients and to offer help and support on the variety of different services offered by Glampitect. Moving back from New Zealand where he had been working in the travel and tourism industry for several years, he always has the client’s best interest at heart and will go the extra mile to make sure you are more than satisfied with our services.
Daniel has joined the team to create new opportunities for businesses expanding their ventures into the glamping world. Daniel has an immense wealth of knowledge in the start-up industry and brings in several different skillsets to create a successful business. With this mindset and his charisma, nothing is a challenge for him if it's beneficial for the customer.
Research and Reporting Lead
Luke's arrival at Glampitect brought nearly ten years of research and analysis experience to the team. When undertaking feasibility studies, he considers every aspect of your glamping vision by providing in-depth analysis, from site considerations and local planning policy to return on investment calculations.
Business Development Consultant
Nick comes from a legal background. He is a true multi-disciplinarian, but his main priorities are content creation, from hosting The Glampitect Podcast, to writing long-form glamping pieces. He also takes an active role in business development.
Glamping sites designed by Glampitect are among the best in the UK and this is only going to solidify as they complete more projects.
Glampitect have the design process down to a fine art. They can help you from conception to completion, like they've done with many others.
What better way to display your abilities than to design what you'd normally do for other people, for yourself?
“For every problem there is a solution and we believe Glampitect is the solution for everyone looking to start a glamping business.”
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