The Future of Line Marking
Founded in 2010, Pitchmark is a Queen’s Award-winning family business based in Bristol, UK, with a vision of raising the standard of line marking and improving the quality of working life for grounds staff globally.
Our mission is simple: to provide the best and most user-friendly products on the market at competitive prices. Supplying products is backed up by our customer-focused approach to service and support, and we are always working tirelessly on research and development with regular exciting and innovative ideas. All these factors are fast making us the number one choice in line marking internationally.
Founder and Chair Mark Rodman has over 30 years’ experience in the horticultural and amenity sector, both as an engineer and grounds person, and the rest of the team have over 50 years’ experience in various roles within the sector too.
This experience has given us an understanding of what groundsmen want, and allows us to be both proactive and reactive when it comes to offering the best products available. We manufacture and supply a complete range of high-quality line marking paints, machines and accessories for any sport on any surface.
Our products are used in many countries worldwide and were supplied to every stadium at the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 and UEFA EURO 2016 France.
The Board of Directors
Find out how Pitchmark’s team of directors operate effectively and efficiently, and learn how they each contribute to the success of the company.
Chair and Founder
Mark’s career within engineering and sports turf spanned decades, working with a variety of industry professionals, before he founded Pitchmark with his wife Sue in 2010. A key part of Mark’s role is to lead the company’s research and development.
Tim is responsible for the strategic and operational performance of the company after helping build the brand since April 2011. After taking over from his father Mark as Managing Director in 2018, Tim keeps all employees informed on the company’s strategy, vision, and plan.
Sales & Marketing Director
Following three years at the Queen’s bank, Coutts, Darren took on the role as Sales & Marketing Manager in 2011 and later became Director in 2018. Darren oversees the company’s marketing, communication, and sales output, as well as to ensure its long-term growth.
As a former Royal Engineer in the Armed Forces who gained a variety of skills within operations and logistics, Jon joined Pitchmark in 2013 and later became Operations Director in 2018. Jon oversees and augments the efficiency of the company’s operations team.
Lynne joined Pitchmark in 2016 as Finance Assistant to Sue Rodman, and after taking on more responsibility over time, Lynne took over Sue’s role as Finance Director earlier this year. Lynne is responsible for the effective management of the company’s finances.
We have created a world-renowned line marking brand that has been chosen by Premier League football clubs and used at major international tournaments like the World Cup and European Championships. See how the company has evolved over the years by browsing our timeline below.