Wrexham based glamping pod manufacturer, Cedar Tree Pods, are continuing to expand the family-run business. Despite a global pandemic and Brexit, Mike, the company owner/director has continued to grow the business and now employs over 20 members of staff.
Mike, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the carpentry industry, decided to set up the company after a farmer friend told him about his plans to install two glamping pods on his land in 2018.
“That was the start of Cedar Tree Pods, the rest just grew from there with a lot of hard work, late nights and help from some amazing friends and family,” said Mike.
Mike and his father, Denis, who is also a carpenter, set up a simple workshop on the outskirts of Wrexham and set to work.
Since then, the business has continued to grow, and now with over 20 employees and a booming staycation industry Mike is hoping to serve the industry, sustainably, for many years to come.
During the pandemic, Cedar Tree Pods were awarded the Best Manufacturing Start-Up at the Wales Start-Up Awards 2020 and were also shortlisted in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in 2021.
The pods, which come with a 10-year structural warranty, come in either six, seven or eight- meter lengths, with the larger model configured to sleep up to seven people with a fully enclosed triple bunk bedroom, double bed and sofa bed.
Cedar Tree Pods has established trusted partnerships with businesses to offer a range of services to its customers including seeking planning permission, adopting a booking system, and installing hot tubs.
Cedar Tree Pods, Gerwyn Fechan, Royton, Wrexham LL13 0SL
Tel: 01978 780859