Andy has spent the majority of his career advising SMEs and entrepreneurs on strategies for growth and improving performance. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters qualification in Business Management. Since joining Podpads he has overseen a period of significant expansion, and has professionalised all aspects of the business.
Charlie comes from a site management and logistics background and has 10 years experience in the festival industry. He oversees the delivery of the operations at around 50 festivals each year.
Dawn provides front of house customer service and is the first point of contact for our guests. In 2018 Podpads provided accommodation for 16,000 customers.
Ali manages Podpads' finances. With the company growing at an ever expanding rate, solid financial management is essential to the organisation. Ali is currently working towards becoming a qualified accountant.
Lizzie provides administrative and operational support year round.
Daniel manages the stock and crew at Podpads' warehouses, ensuring the products are refurbished and reloaded before each festival season.
Henry is a qualified woodworker and runs Podpads' workshop, repairing and maintaining the stock, as well as working on new products and innovations.
Dean, Jimmy, Zac, Emma, Katy, Oli, Harry, Annie, Jordan, Reuben, Josh and Matt all currently work on the maintenance and refurbishment of the products, as well as working on the production of new stock.
In 2018 approximately 200 site crew were involved in delivering 50 glamping sites accross the UK and Europe.
Roland had the original Podpad idea when he announced in the pub one evening in June 2004 "This year I'm going to build a house from wood" (at Glastonbury Festival).
Having seen the results of Roland’s idea in 2004 and the interest surrounding the Podpads at The Bandstand backstage at Glastonbury, Robbie took the accommodation to market and developed the concept into today's business.
“Thought we'd try something different. Been going to festivals for the last ten years and always in a tent. Really enjoyed not being in a tent this year.”
“What a fantastic way to experience a festival.Can only describe it as a hotel room minus an en suite. Really felt like a home from home. Staff treated everybody as their personal guests!”
“My daughter stayed in a Podpad at the Isle of Wight, and as a seasoned festival goer, said she wouldn't ever camp again. I thought that was a good recommendation and thought we'd give it a try. Now, we feel the same!”
“This was my first festival, and I had the most amazing time. I think this was largely due to all the usual 'negatives' of camping being alleviated by the PodPad choice.”
“Loved having more comfort!”
“Left booking accommodation late, liked the idea of having the tent set up for you before you arrived.”