EDINBURGH-headquartered glamping site design consultancy, Glampitect, has revealed it expects to more than double staff numbers in the next 12 months.
Founded in August 2019 by friends Calum MacLeod and Alisdair Young, the business has grown on the back of the staycation boom and recently broke the £1 million turnover barrier.
Covid-19 has spawned a new generation of holidaymakers, while the pandemic has also resulted in a growing number of people keen to maximise their land with the construction of commercial glamping sites.
“I never thought we would get here so quickly,” said Alisdair Young. “It’s non-stop and has been a really exciting couple of years. Our turnover in the first year was just £41,000 which then increased to over £300,000 in the second year so you can see how fast things have been moving.
“We have had to be quick learners as it has been a big learning process about running a growing business which has established itself as a market leader. We currently have 17 full-time employees from none at the end of our first year and I think that figure is going to rise to over 40 in 2022 with the number of exciting projects that we have on the horizon.”
The entrepreneurs launched Glampitect after setting up their first glamping venture with the North Coast 500 Pods in Achmelvich, Sutherland. The business partners took charge of the entire process from conception to completion after realising there wasn’t a company offering such a service in the UK. The firm has since expanded into Dubai.
“You could say we spotted a gap in the market,” Alisdair Young added. “At the time, Glampitect was really nothing more than an experiment to test the waters in 2019. It very quickly morphed into a much larger company, though, and here we are looking at a very exciting future.”