Meet the Team
Founder and director
Patrick is a businessman, and has run a commercial writing agency for many years.
He is also a frequent flyer and self-confessed bag and baggage obsessive.
He has spent much of the last two years developing the PLIQO bag – including making many of the prototypes himself.
Sean grew up in countries as varied as India, Nigeria and Peru, before returning to the UK to develop his family’s photography products business. Having grown this into a multi-million pound company, he sold to an Italian multinational.
Sean is now an angel investor, and supports a portfolio of start-up businesses. He is also a promoter of Pictar, an innovative iPhone camera grip, which has raised over $600,000 in crowdfunding campaigns.
Gonçalo is a London-based photographer, graphic designer and website developer.
He creates the company’s marketing collateral – and also maintains the PLIQO bag website.
Just received your excellent update from Kickstarter, which reminded me I’d been meaning to email you my feedback on the bag for a while now I took it around a month trip of hot and muggy monsoon-season Southeast Asia, and not having to wear a suit whilst in transit is truly a blessing. The bag kept my suit nice and tidy, wrinkle free, through thick and thin, harsh conditions, and many a hasty packing. The build quality of the bag is incredible, and it really does deserve to be in the same retail outlets as Tumi and similar brands! Absolutely terrific product, congratulations!
I purchased my initial PLIQO bag through Kickstarter, and it’s been a staple in my travels for the last year. It’s a great product, and often my suit unpacks without wrinkles or with the need for just a slight steam-out. I like it so much that I thought it would make a great Holiday gift for one of my business partners. I appreciate that your company makes such a quality product and it remains one of the best Kickstarter programs I’ve participated in.
The PLIQO bag is a great product, speaking as someone who has backed a few start up campaigns. More often than not, what you get is pretty mediocre, but the PLIQO is a game changer. I got it for my husband who would definitely be classed a frequent traveller, and it has hugely benefited him in transporting suits without the bulk of traditional suit carriers. PLIQO may be “niche”, but it is a wonderful, well-thought out piece of design that liberates so much space in a suitcase.
I just wanted to say my PLIQO bag is one of my all time favorite travel bags. GREAT JOB. It’s neat, it’s organized and it radiates QUALITY. It is a well thought-out bag that is always with me when I travel with suits, or anything else actually. I once used it as a 3 day travel bag with nothing else. It was the weirdest sensation, going through the airport with nothing but a compact and stylish bag on my shoulder. Ultimate Minimalist traveling!
Got my PLIQO bag and the shoe bag today! The design and quality of the PLIQO bag is WONDERFUL. I can see you have put lots of effort in re-designing a carry bag for suit in a compact and stylish way. Thanks for bring this one-of-a-kind bag to the world! It is extremely compact, yet it holds my suit very well. I am really proud to be a backer of this project. It worth its price (and the long waiting time)! Hope you will bring more revolutionary travel gears in the future, and I will be happy to be your backer again!
I absolutely adore the bag and I have been amazed at the difference it makes. My wife – who is a total cynic about ‘all things Kickstarter’ and their ilk, was quietly impressed too. (I know because she was completely silent as she watched me pack my suit, socks, underwear and a few bits for a journey and ended up with a bag about 20% the size of hers!)
I have to say I LOVE MY BAG !!! I was one of the Kickstarter backers and I am in love with it. I have used it a lot. I am based in Dubai but I cover the full MEA region along with Turkey and Pakistan. I also frequently travel to the US and Europe. My bag comes everywhere with me, it’s done a lot of miles. I have had zero problems with the bag. I am seriously impressed with the product, you should be very proud of what you have achieved.
I tried the PLIQO and was really pleased that the clothes were not too creased in comparison to other solutions. I really appreciated the extra pocket for books and wallet very useful. Definitely one of the best kit for either business meeting abroad or formal birthday parties/weddings. Good work. And did not need the sticker on the foldable hanger after all. Brilliant!