Over the years lots has been done to tackle the event tent waste crisis...

The Story so Far…

A Greener Festival
A Greener Award
AIF Begin Report
Powerful Thinking
Camplight UK
Ethical Festival Ltd
The Show Must Go On Report
Camplight Uk Grows
AIF Ten Year Report
Festival Republic
Reading's Aftermath
Festovers Ltd
AIF - Take Your Tent Home
A New Idea
Vision 2025
Pitched For You A Final Solution

Our Solution …

No ‘single-use’ tents, no waste, no hassle!

The days of single-use and disposibility are over ... long live the circular economy!

Our Founders...

Kieran Director

Kieran van den Bosch – Director

After graduation from a manufacturing degree I read the Cradle to Cradle Design book and it formed the foundation of my ongoing study deeper into sustainable design and permaculture.  When work with Potatopak & Green Seal ceased I also spent a couple of years working for an L.A. in recycling.  This is where I saw the mountains of rubbish humans create and deducted that circularity is the genuine solution.  I returned to Somerset in 2009 and again witnessed the enormity of tent waste at events.  So, in 2010 I founded TransitionResource.org and that led to Camplight.co.uk in 2012.   A regenerative tent salvaging and hiring project to make camping equipment a resource was ok,.. but it would never make a dent in the problem.  So I decided to design waste out and develop the Pitched for You model. 

Amanda Executive Director

Amanda Campbell – Advisor

I’m a sustainability consultant with expertise in material resources, waste and festivals.  In 2015 I developed a compostable tent and founded award winning Comp-A-Tent.  In 2017 I secured Innovate UK funding and partnerships to develop solutions to tackle campsite tent waste, shifting from compostables to service models.  I have been a pro-bono business consultant since 2013, supporting over 50 start-ups predominantly focussed on sustainability and social issues.  I have an MSc Environmental Technology from Imperial and I’m currently also Veolia’s Innovation Project Manager.

Mikaela Administrator

Mikaela Jenman – Administrator

Since finishing a MSc in Sustainability in 2017 I started a small sustainable music event called Pando Festival. We promoted ‘a leave no trace policy’ and incorporated a circular economy approach to supply/waste streams, energy and logistics. This is when I met Kieran because we wanted to offer pre-pitched tents as part of the ticket and Camplight got involved.  I’m passionate about creating a sustainable world and see businesses can look after people and planet simultaneously. I have a multi-disciplinary skill set and have jumped on board with Pitched for You to help with admin and grant writing.  Having worked at numerous events and in many roles I can fully understand the event business from the ground up.  Waste being left at the end of events is a real problem and am excited about finding solutions to benefit the event industry. 

Andrew Design Director

Andrew Gowland – Design

I’m a multi-disciplinary designer that works primarily in architecture and graphic design. Since 2015 I have become more involved in the events industry, initially as a VJ and DJ, eventually progressing to event organisation and stage management at festivals, culminating in designing a unique geodesic based structure for the Neverglade Stage at Sunrise Celebration 2019.

I have been a keen camper all my life, so when Kieran approached me to help him design a new tent for Pitched For You, I leapt at the opportunity.