Celebrating 50 Years of Caravan Industry & Park Operator Magazine!

Caravan Industry & Park Operator - a vintage caravan

We're celebrating a golden anniversary this year, 50 years after the first Caravan Industry & Park Operator magazine was published!

Caravan Industry & Park Operator is the independent caravan trade magazine for products and services, including park utilities, insurance, transport, park and site news, consultancy, events, security, legal advice and safety. In print since 1968, it's the oldest and most trusted industry magazine and has stood the test of time.

The Caravan & Motorhome Show 2019, Manchester EventCity

The Caravan & Motorhome Show 2019, Manchester EventCity logo

The North’s largest outdoor leisure show for campers, caravan and motorhome owners, will be pitching up at Manchester’s EventCity from 17th – 20th January 2019 offering a huge range of inspiring ideas for lovers of the great outdoors. 

Discover a huge selection from all of your favourite brands including Swift, Elddis, Lunar, Coachman, Bailey and many more.

The show is also the perfect day out for the entire family. Here are just a few of the great attractions you will find:

    •    You will find activities for the little ones with My First Towing Experience

    •    You can have a go at towing, motorhome manoeuvring and testing tow cars

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019

Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Show logo

Making a comeback for 2019, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019 will be set over five halls and will welcome over 90,000 visitors over six days - visitors can view the latest camping and glamping trends, campervans, motorhomes and caravans as well as holiday homes - features include climbing wall, skating ring and new for 2019 the Bear Grylls Adventure Area as well as a whole host of celebrities at the Live Theatre. 

Opening this year's show is Caravan and Motorhome Club member Matt Allwright, The Camping and Caravanning Club President Julia Bradbury and surfer, writer and campervan lover Martin Dorey. 

Tree Safety Surveys

Tree Safety Surveys

At Treecall Consulting Ltd we know some of the problems faced by landowners.  When it comes to trees, we think we’ve seen most of the problems they cause and that they have to face. Trees are crucial parts of our environment and often important parts of a holiday site.  We can provide help with planning management, surveying, assessing, and supporting landowners who want to get the most from their site as well as from the trees.

Trees and the Planning Process

Trees and a caravan

Treecall Consulting Ltd have extensive experience of dealing with trees, and with planners when trees become caught up in the planning process.  We routinely provide support to our clients by carrying out tree surveys in accordance with British Standard 5837:2012 ‘Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction - Recommendations’, we help tree owners engage with local authority tree officers and we can provide reports to show how trees will be protected during construction.  We can also help our clients if planning consent is refused and an appeal is reasonable.

Trees are an important part of the planning process in two ways;

Trees may be protected by a tree preservation order (TPO) or be in an area designated as a conservation area.  

A New Visitor Centre for 2019

Visitor Centre at Tingdene Homes

With the year drawing to an end, we are beginning to start work on a very exciting 2019. Our team has spent the last few months developing designs for a new range of park homes and holiday lodges. To adequately showcase the innovative and ground breaking new ranges, the decision has been taken to renovate the Tingdene Visitor Centre. 

The centre, launched in 1984, is the only indoor park home and holiday lodge showroom in the UK. Few big changes have been made since it opened its doors over 30 years ago making this a very exciting time in Tingdene’s development. 

Victory Leisure Homes Makes Landmark Industry Achievement

Victory Leisure Homes Staff with Landmark Industry Achievement

Leading East Yorkshire holiday home and lodge manufacturer Victory Leisure Homes has achieved a landmark first in the industry.

The company has become the first caravan maker in the UK to be granted the coveted ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety.

The award comes after Victory Leisure Homes underwent a gruelling 14-month period reworking its health and safety processes, followed by two health and safety audits by UK standards body BSI Group.

Achieving the certification means the business is now part of a small group of British companies that exhibit the highest standards in health and safety practices and procedures. 

‘Santastic’ response to fundraising Salop Santa Dash

Salop Santa Dash

More than 300 runners, joggers and walkers of all ages entered the Christmas spirit by dressing up as Santa for this year’s Salop Santa Dash in Shrewsbury on Sunday.

The event, which raised £500 for the Zac Oliver Appeal, was declared a big success by organiser Salop Leisure.

The Santas could choose to run, jog or walk one or two laps of a 2.5-kilometre circuit around the 55-acre grounds of Salop Leisure and the Love2Stay resort. 

The first runner completed the two laps in 19 minutes whereas others who were pushing children in pushchairs jogged and walked at a more leisurely pace.

Cornish Caravan Park Acquired With HSBC UK Support

Wayfarer's Caravan Park

HSBC UK has supported the acquisition of Wayfarers Caravan Park in Penzance, Cornwall, after its new owner secured a six-figure finance package from the bank.

The five-and-a-half-acre site has been acquired by Craig Thomas, who has used HSBC UK funding to purchase his first business. The new owner plans to modernise the caravan park and increase its profitability, employing a new full-time manager and part-time assistant to run the site.

As part of the new owner’s plans, the park’s opening season has been extended from six months to 10 months, Wi-Fi has been installed across the site and a new cost-efficient heating system has been put in place. Planning permission to build an on-site bistro café has also been acquired, with a view to opening this early next year.

Parks "essential" to Scotland's economy says tourism minister  

Parks "essential" to Scotland's economy says tourism minister  

Scottish tourism minister Fiona Hyslop MSP paid tribute to Scotland's holiday parks sector in Edinburgh this week (22 November) when she took the platform at the industry's annual conference.

The minister was the principal guest speaker at the event organised by the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (Scotland), and held at the city's Our Dynamic Earth.

In attendance were the owners and managers of many of Scotland's 200-plus park businesses which generate around £700m of visitor spending each year in the country.

Fiona Hyslop, who is cabinet secretary for culture, tourism and external affairs, was welcomed to conference by the chairman of BH&HPA (Scotland) Elspeth Sutton.