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Specialist IT company enters new market

Ribby Hall

Following a successful eight week trial period, Lancashire-based holiday park operator, Ribby Hall, has awarded a Northumberland-based IT start-up firm operating in the communications infrastructure sector, a major new contract to bring superfast and reliable WiFi to its holiday village.

 

Set up in December 2015, by directors Claire Hollyman and Kev Latimer, Trench Networks Limited (Trench Networks) created Outpost a one-box, wireless internet access solution using sophisticated technology designed by Mr Latimer.  

 

Making water go further

Maragowan caravan site

Caravan and Motorhome Club seizes opportunities to make the water used on their sites go further in new water market

The Caravan and Motorhome Club is a pioneer, leading the way by seizing the benefits available for the Club – and its members - from the new water market in England. 

The company, which has more than 200 sites across the UK, has chosen Water Plus as its business water retailer. 

The Caravan and Motorhome Club said the people at Water Plus and their knowledge and experience were key factors in their choice of a water retailer.  

East Grinstead RFC Purchases First Iseki TLE4490 in Europe

East Grinstead RFC Purchases First Iseki TLE4490 in Europe

East Grinstead Rugby Football Club located in West Sussex has taken delivery of the first Iseki TLE4490 tractor sold in Europe. The tractor was delivered by local Iseki dealer, Yeowart Agricultural Ltd.

 

The new tractor will be used to manage and maintain three full-size pitches covering a total of 14 acres. The pitches at EGRFC are home to a total of 17 teams; three senior teams, one veteran team, six intermediate teams (U13-U18), and seven junior teams (U6-U12).

 

Chairman of EGRFC Bob Marsh is responsible for the operational management of the club as a business. He commented on the recent investment,

Rolec’s EV Charge Online – A New Income Stream For Caravan Parks

Rolec’s EV Charge Online – A New Income Stream For Caravan Parks

Rolec EV, a leading UK electric vehicle charge point manufacturer, has developed a revolutionary EV charge point management system - ‘EV Charge Online’.

EV Charge Online enables each and every EV driver to simply pull up to a charge point and, using their mobile phone, login to the charge point and pay-to-charge  using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal via Rolec EV’s secure back office.

GPRS connectivity to the back office is provided by Rolec’s network partner Vodafone, who supply roaming SIM cards designed to lock onto the strongest signal in the area, regardless of network provider.

 

PitchSMART Online By Rolec

PitchSMART Online By Rolec

A Breakthrough In Hook-Up Management

 

Following 18 months of research and development Rolec have announced the launch of PitchSMART Online, a new cloud based computer operated MID approved Smart metering system for remotely managing caravan hook-ups. 

This innovative new system has been specifically designed to enable park operators to read each and every hook-up meter from the comfort of their office computer - and in turn generate instant invoices for customers.

PitchSMART Online can also be used by the park operator to individually switch on/off each and every one of their electric hook-up units, again from the office computer.

Pathfinder Homes

Pathfinder Homes

For nearly 60 years Pathfinder Homes has been the leading, pioneering manufacturer of luxurious residential park homes and holiday lodges. Designs are innovative and cutting-edge, that’s what makes us different. We bring ground-breaking concepts to the industry which has resulted in winning ‘Ultimate Lodge of the Year’ three years in a row.

 

Cumbria park marches to victory in tourism awards

Cumbria park

Skelwith Fold caravan park in Ambleside has been crowned as Lakeland's top holiday park in June's closely-fought Cumbria Tourism Awards.

 

The family-run business trumped more than 100 eligible parks in the county to take the overall gold accolade in the holiday parks category of the competition.

 

And now park director Henry Wild says he will use the award to shine the national spotlight on Cumbria's "amazing and diverse" parks industry.

 

Stepping up to receive the Cumbria Tourism honour at the glittering awards ceremony at Cartmel Racecourse was Henry and members of the park team.

 

Open Your Doors To A Wider World!

Open Your Doors To A Wider World!

Recent trends within the leisure and tourism industry have seen an increasing number of holiday park and attraction venues looking to enhance their facilities to better accommodate the needs of people with reduced mobility (PRM).

Mobility Hire 4 You offer a wide range of solutions to aid these organisations provide greater mobility access across their facilities.

 

“We have a growing range of products designed to aid those with reduced mobility, allowing people to discover more of the facilities that they are visiting and thus, helping them and their families to more fully enjoy their overall holiday experience.” Comments John Cherrie, Director.

How ANPR can help make your caravan park secure

Security

Every caravan park owner needs a secure site. Not only do you need to look after your onsite caravans, but your guests too. Ensuring that the park is secure will make your visitors feel like they’re in the comfort and safety of their own home, making them more likely to return.  An insecure park may increase the chances of theft which in turn may negatively influence the quantity and quality of your guests. To ensure this doesn’t happen to your park, read on!

 

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), is a technology which detects registration plates, allowing the control of vehicles in and out of an area. This system allows managers to control who is entering their site and makes it easier as their site grows. 

 

How to Make Sure Your Guests Are Towing Safely

towing caravan

Needless to say, caravanning veterans are no strangers to towing, or the safety requirements and legalities surrounding it. But for those that are just dipping their toes into the world of caravanning, it’s an extremely exhilarating yet daunting time.

It may seem as though both UK and EU regulations are ever-evolving – where does one start in making sure that their caravan or tailor is safe and legally compliant before hitting the road?

If you work in a caravan park, you’re expected to be savvy and ‘in-the-know’ when it comes to towing. Your guests may request your help, advice or assistance in preparation for their journey. Would you be able to assist them, or even spot a potential problem before they take to the roads?