Sir Tim Smit

Co-founder, The Eden Project

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Gardens of Heligan with John Nelson, and today Heligan is one of the UK’s best loved gardens.

Tim is Executive Vice-Chairman, and Co-founder of the multi Award winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Eden began as a dream in 1995 and opened its doors to the public in 2000, since when more than 18 million people have come to see what was once a sterile pit, turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour.

Sir Tim has mentored


At Comp-A-Tent, we see a future where festival sites are left pristine, punters are free to travel light and NO tent is left behind.

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Tim Smit knows what he is talking about. Pragmatic, non textbook advice that I think you can only know by going through the process of building something big.  

Amanda Campbell, Founder, Comp-a-Tent