Somerset firm on the way to becoming biggest UK provider of yurts

HearthworksPilton-based Hearthworks Limited is celebrating a strong period of growth.

Year on year growth has ensured it is well on its way to taking the title of the biggest yurt and tipi manufacturer and hire company in the UK.

The company owners say that its growth has been helped by financial advice from the accountancy practice Monahans.

Having started as a hobby over 15 years ago, Hearthworks now attends 25 festivals a year, hiring out 115 yurts, over 200 tipis and 100 tipi tents, as well as manufacturing bespoke yurts and tipis from their Somerset base.

Hearthworks was one of the first companies in the UK to offer tipi hire.

They received their big break in 2006 when they were asked to provide 300 tipis for Glastonbury 2007.

Tara Weightman, owner of Hearthworks, comments: “When you’re a growing business you have to jump hurdles, particularly around VAT and employing people.

“We’re a small team here at Hearthworks; we have grown due a love of yurts and tipis and so we didn’t have a business experience to know exactly what we needed to do.

“Monahans have been great. They’re always on the ball with keeping us on track and have been very much part of us growing into the business we are now.”