The Rotunda was designed by Gemma Roe; a designer and entrepreneur with a passion for the built environment and wildlife conservation. Gemma started her career working in Aviation (Logistics) for Air France before gaining management experience in finance (secured lending) as an underwriter, senior-underwriter and ultimately, team leader by the age of 24. Since taking a round-the-world trip in 2005 and spending almost two years in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Gemma returned determined to pursue her true passions; spatial design and environmental conservation, believing the two to be intrinsically linked. Since 2007, Gemma assisted with the development and growth of the now market leader ‘Early Years Resources’ as Operations Manager (in Educational supplies) whilst going back to school to complete her HND in Spatial design. Soon after graduating in 2010 she was seen on Dragons’ Den in 2011 pitching for £75,000.00, and receiving an offer from Theo Paphitis for the first Garden Building she promoted called the ‘O-Pod’.