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 heros 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 feeling the excitement couldn’t just stop because of these barriers so Calum and Alisdair forged ahead.
Finding no specialist designers and no architects who really understood glamping they had to find another way. Instead they leaned in to their own professional expertise and found synergy.
One thing they couldn’t deny were the strengths they had in understanding the needs of the guests and by researching thoroughly they also knew how to market their glamping site.
The pair created an award winning glamping site and the leaning curve was steep! Calum, using his background in design and CAD designed the site himself.
Completing the planning with Alisdair and getting it approved they then continued to execute their plans and opened their glamping site in 2018.
It was a real no-brainer to take the next step, using everything they learned to sucessfully plan and execute their own site to help other companies 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.
Paul is our Architectural Designer and joined our team in December 2020. Having worked on a multitude of projects throughout his career, he brought with him over 35 years of experience, immediately strengthening our clients projects. Paul is passionate about designing and loves providing innovative solutions for every client he's met.
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.
Zarja joined Glampitect soon after graduating with a First-Class honours degree in Architectural Technology. Zarja is responsible for producing information packages for pre-planning and full-planning applications along with producing artist impressions and photo-realistic visuals.
Euan joined Glampitect’s design team after graduating from university with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. With his engineering background, technical experience and CAD knowledge, Euan designs and oversees our process of bringing glamping site ideas into reality, ensuring they maintain the high quality we expect.
Chloe works in administration here at Glampitect. If you phone the office or send us an email, she will likely be your first point of contact. If you have any questions or queries, Chloe is the one to ask, and she will chase up the team to get you the answers you need to start your Glamping journey.
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.
Business Relations Consultant
Mikeala teamed up with Glampitect with experience in helping short term rental businesses flourish. Quickly growing the company's network of trusted partners and affiliates, Mikeala is in charge or sourcing the best in the industry to ensure our clients are in good hands every step of the way. From groundworks to glamping manufacturers, she's our go to for any recommendations.
Research and Reporting Consultant
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.
Research and Reporting Consultant
Moray came to Glampitect after completing a MSc in International Marketing. As a Research and Reporting Consultant, he undertakes in-depth analysis on proposed glamping developments, assessing against local planning policy, while providing costings and ROI calculations. Moray also provides support with marketing, generating social media content and is point of contact for our marketing clients.
Social Media Co-ordinator
Patryk joined the team to manage the Social Media delivery for both Glampitect and our clients after graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Television. His videography and media background enables Glampitect to provide high quality targeted content in a variety of mediums, while tailored to the voice of the client.
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.”