The Story so Far…
Our Solution …
No ‘single-use’ tents, no waste, no hassle!
The days of single-use and disposibility are over ... long live the circular economy!
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 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 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 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.