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.
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.
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.
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.
The hot, long and profitable summer is now beginning to feel like a distant memory and winter has well and truly settled in, bringing with it grey days and silent nights. The annual quiet period for coastal tourism and caravan park operators is the perfect opportunity to take stock of business, spruce up a park or even add extra services to entice next season’s tourists.
Over the last few months, the Tingdene sales team has grown exponentially with four new recruits joining the sales team on the road. The additional support means that Tingdene can reach more customers and clients further afield and provide a tailored one-on-one service to each of these. The local knowledge each of the new sales team brings means that Tingdene can continue to develop its understanding and support of holiday and residential parks across the UK.
Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park in Padstow, Cornwall, has scooped a top international accolade at this autumn's World Responsible Tourism Awards.
And now the park's owner, Patrick Langmaid, says he will use the honour to shine the spotlight on the principles of ethical employment and the Living Wage.
Family-run Mother Ivey's was named by judges as the silver winner at the glittering award finals held this November at The World Travel Market in London's Excel Centre.
The awards, founded by the Responsible Travel organisation, feature global contenders ranging from the Sri Lanka Wildlife Society to the African Ivory Route and the city of Barcelona.
Congratulations were in order this November when North Yorkshire MP Julian Smith took time out to visit Riverside Caravan Park in the village of High Bentham.
Mr Smith was invited to Riverside by the Marshall family to inspect the latest tourism developments taking shape, and which will help draw even more visitors to the region.
Thomas Marshall told the MP that this summer had been one of the busiest in Riverside's 49-year history, and that its staff had helped the business achieve a number of important awards.
Earlier this month, the park was named as one of the top holiday providers in North Yorkshire in the finals of the county tourist board's White Rose Awards 2018.
A recent survey by Away Resorts, who sell holiday homes at five of their luxury holiday parks across the UK has revealed 1 in 5 Brits now want a UK holiday home following this summer’s record-breaking temperatures.
As well as an ownership boom, the data also revealed that 38% of respondents actually opted for a summer staycation over a holiday abroad, thanks to the warmer weather.
Kate Watts, Holiday Home Sales Marketing Manager for Away Resorts, said: “We have had a record-breaking year. Enquiries for our holiday homes have increased by 43% on last year and with more people than ever choosing the ownership lifestyle.