Victory Leisure Homes Chief Executive stands down after 11 years at the helm

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Caravan industry stalwart Peter Nevitt has stepped down as Chief Executive of Victory Leisure Homes after 11 years at the helm.

Peter, who’s career in the industry spans 45 years, has led the company since its launch in 2009.

His role will be taken over by James Doyle, main board director at Victory’s parent company, J.R. Rix & Sons Ltd.

Mr Doyle has had overall main board responsibility for the manufacturer for the past two years. 

He said: “Victory Leisure Homes launched amid the chaos of the 2008/2009 financial crisis, a difficult time for everyone in business, but Peter didn’t let that phase him; he led from the front and never looked back.

“We’re extremely grateful for all the energy and hard work he has put into creating the business and the Victory brand, and the new senior team are looking forward to building on those solid foundations.”

Peter Nevitt Victory Leisure Homes
Peter said he had had a fantastic time building the company, but felt the time was right to step down.

He said: “I’ve had 11 wonderful years at Victory Leisure and enjoyed every minute. I’m proud of what we have achieved and what we have built in what is a relatively short period of time. 

“I know the company will go from strength to strength with a strong management team, great products and the backing of a well-funded, family business.”

Mr Doyle added Peter would be missed around the Gilberdyke factory.

“Peter’s experience and advice has been invaluable in building the company,” he said.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you for all of his efforts and we wish him well in the future.”