About Us

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.


Mark Rodman

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 Rodman

Managing Director

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.

Darren Rodman

Darren Rodman

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.

Jon Griffiths

Operations Director

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 Collins

Lynne Collins

Finance Director

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.


Our Story

Pitchmark Timeline


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.

March 2010
Pitchmark Launched

Pitchmark incorporated officially launched after years of Mark working alongside a paint manufacturer to develop a unique line marking system.

February 2011
International Export

Pitchmark appointed their first customer overseas and received their first order for 100 line marking machines and paint.

January 2012
Research & Development
Eco Club and Eco Pro Launched

The first generation of Pitchmark's popular Eco Club and Eco Pro spray line marking machines were designed and launched to the market. 

June 2013
Major Tournament
Confederations Cup

Continuing the success of the previous year, Pitchmark provided line marking paint and machines to all stadia for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil - their first major tournament since the company's inception.

June 2014
Major Tournament
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Pitchmark returned to Brazil to supply all stadia once more as the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil took centre stage.

June 2014
Mobile App Launched

Pitchmark officially launched the industry's first line marking mobile app for grounds staff to access sports pitch dimensions and 'how to' guides. Customers can also find product links to purchase Pitchmark line marking paint, machines and accessories. 

June 2016
Major Tournament
UEFA Euro 2016 France

Pitchmark products were supplied to all stadia at UEFA Euro 2016 France, including Paris Saint-Germain's Le Parc de Princes. PSG Head Groundsman Jonathan Calderwood pictured using Ecoline+ with the Eco Pro spray marker.

November 2017
Research & Development
Hybrid Launched

Pitchmark's iconic Hybrid was launched in 2017 and has proven to be a true game changer, offering customers the advantages of both transfer wheel and spray markers. The Hybrid is the only three-wheeled spray marker available to the market.

June 2018
Pitchmark's New Line in Expansion

Three new directors were appointed to the Pitchmark board in recognition of the business' rapid growth, including Darren Rodman (Marketing Manager), Jon Griffiths (Production Manager) and Tim Rodman (General Manager).

June 2018
The Pitchmark Group Launched

With Turfix and Total Amenity Supplies, the newly formed wider Pitchmark Group expanded its sports turf and amenity offerings to customers as part of the new directors' plans.

April 2019
Pitchmark Win Queen's Award

In 2019, the Pitchmark family was awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade after demonstrating an exceptional growth record and success overseas.

March 2020
10 Year Anniversary

Pitchmark celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

October 2021
Research & Development
Eco Lite and Fusion Launched

Designed and launched the first generation of HDPE chassis line marking machines for grassroots customers in the UK and overseas.

November 2022
Major Tournament
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Paint and machines supplied to various stadia and training grounds for World Cup Qatar 2022, including Stadium 974, Khalifa International Stadium and Lusail Stadium.


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