About Us


The Cariad Team

Cariad Canvas is now a member of the Zoo Events Group based in Salisbury. We pride ourselves in offering a high end quality service nationwide throughout the UK. Our events team really do care about your event and put all their efforts into ensuring that your day is delivered with both care and professionalism. The office team and the bell tent crew on site are all there to help realise your canvas event dreams.

 

CHARLES WARNER
Managing Director, “King of the Jungle”

The roar behind the Zoo. Charles’ eureka moment came when queuing for smelly portaloos at a festival, hair flowing in the wind. He now holds the grail to the most versatile, eco-friendly loo system in the world. Hobbies include Land Rovers, skiing and reaching incredible speeds… on foot. Enjoys playing tag with the local cheetah population. Don’t leave in direct sunlight.

 

BEN CHILDS
Director, “Lord of the Bells”

Heads up ZooBells and currently in training for Bed Hair of the Year. Ben started his career among the bright lights of Bristol as an Assistant Director for television dramas Skins and Mistresses. Survives days without food or sleep and carries the strength of a much larger mammal. Spends the winter months locked away, building his knowledge of every movie ever made. Wrote the book on Rock and Roll… then lost it. Runs on whiskey.

 

JAMES HERBERT
Project Manager, “Bell Raiser”

Transforms empty fields into bell tent villages. Strategic leader. Crowd pleaser. Experienced in event planning and hospitality. Relishes a challenge, so became a Bell Raiser to face his toughest mission yet: maintaining white linen in muddy fields. Scrubs up well to manage ZooBells’ social media.

 

REECE COOPER
Project Co-ordinator, “No.1 Bell’s Angel”

6’ 4”… ish, so perfect for rigging tall bell tents. Retired from a long and prosperous carpentry career due to splinter-related injury. Glamping groupie. Rum enthusiast. Wannabe pirate. Responsible for keeping team morale high in soggy fields. Pedigree. House trained. Jabs up-to-date. Free to a good home. No refunds.

 

ADRIAN KNIGHT
Project Co-ordinator, “Bell Roller”

Is it a bell tent? Does it need rolling up and popping in a bag? Having (literally) rolled out thousands of tents over the last few summers, Ade’s the man for the job. A man of many talents, Ade breaks through stereotypes, taking multi-tasking to a whole new level by also standing in as our onsite electrician. You’ll often see him roaming with a pink hairdryer in his hand (minus hair rollers).

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