Newgate Hurdles Barriers to Growth with Quality Accreditation

Newgate is one of the UK’s market leaders within the traffic barrier and gate industry - designing, manufacturing and fitting automated and manual barriers, gates and blockades.

A traditional company, based in Newark in Nottinghamshire, Newgate is founded on family values and employs almost 90 people, many of whom are fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, and mothers and daughters.

The company was established in 1984 and now boasts some of the country’s most well-known blue-chip companies in its long list of clients. Wherever you go - whether to the shopping centre or the train station – it’s likely you have experienced one of Newgate’s systems.


Identifying potential barriers

Cheshire Fire – Fire Protection Equipment Manufacture & Maintenance

Cheshire Fire – Fire Protection Equipment Manufacture & Maintenance

With over 23 years experience in providing bespoke Fire Protection equipment and services to the leisure industry, Cheshire Fire have developed a vast knowledge and understanding of the Caravan Site, Holiday Park & Residential Park industry requirements and believe they can offer you an unsurpassed level of superior product quality and services for your Parks’ Fire Protection.

Whale Launch New Easi-Slide Exterior Utilities Sockets Range at The Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017


Whale has extended their exterior utilities socket offering to include a wide range of electrical, gas and water outlets suitable for all recreational vehicles.


In addition to their current “Water In Socket”, the new Whale Easi-Slide Exterior Utilities Sockets range offers you a Mains Electric Out Socket, Multimedia 3 in 1 Socket, Isolator Switch Socket, External BBQ Outlet Socket, Water Out Socket, Motorhome Filler Socket and Motorhome Filler Socket + 12V Socket with a unique 2 in 1 design.


Mystery solved as Devon park enters award finals!

Devon park

A mystery guest who booked into Devon's Ladram Bay holiday park this summer has helped propel it into the finals of the county's annual tourism awards.


Now the Budleigh Salterton park is looking forward to a glistening gold, silver or bronze accolade when the judges announce their decision later in November. 


Ladram Bay's "mystery shopper" was an undercover inspector carrying out one of the crucial stages of the judging process for the Devon Tourism Awards.


The visit was one of 120 made to tourism businesses in the county by judges, helping them to whittle down entries to just three in each award category.


Caravan and Motorhome Club highlights 50 years of insurance expertise with products reflecting members’ changing requirements

With 110 years of inspiring people to have adventures in the UK and abroad and 50 years insurance experience, the Caravan and Motorhome Club offers an unrivalled range of bespoke insurance policies for its million-plus members, tailored to reflect their ever changing needs.
Harvey Alexander, Director of Marketing for the Caravan and Motorhome Club, said that a priority for the Club is to make members aware of the extent of different policies available and the breadth of coverage provided. “Many members naturally think we just offer motorhome and caravan insurance.  However, our range extends far beyond that to include car, breakdown/recovery and holiday insurance as well as home and pet insurance,” he said.

‘Staycationing’ boosts sales at caravan and motorhome show

The boom in ‘staycationing’ and recreational and leisure vehicle ownership has given the West Midlands Caravan and Motorhome Show a major boost.


The nine-day show, which opened at award-winning Shrewsbury dealership Salop Leisure last Saturday, is on target to attract around 15,000 visitors.


Attendance last weekend was 6,500,12 per cent up on last year’s show and sales of recreational and leisure vehicles are up 20 per cent, which reflects the nationwide boom.


Managing director Mark Bebb revealed that the company’s turnover for 22 per cent up on this time last year and he expects the trend to continue with more British people opting to ‘staycation’ rather than holiday abroad.


Steven aboard at top Devon park making waves


A senior management post at Devon's Ladram Bay Holiday Park has been filled by a former Royal Marines commando who swapped the forces for a career in the leisure industry.


Steven Harper-Smith has been appointed general manager at the popular Budleigh Salterton parkwhich employs around 175 people during the peak season.


He will be helping to oversee Ladram Bay's five-star operation and ensuring the day-to-day smooth running of its extensive accommodation, leisure and entertainment facilities.


Steven, aged 48, takes up his new role in an area of the country which holds happy memories of childhood holidays taken with his family when they lived in the New Forest in Hampshire.


Deadlines extended for 2017 owner satisfaction surveys

The deadlines for responses to the 2017 Owner Satisfaction Surveys into tents, motorhomes and caravans have been extended to Friday 3 November, as more campers look set to share feedback on their units before overwintering in the UK or pitching up on an overseas rally.

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Tent Owner Satisfaction Survey is now in its third year, and joins the Caravan Owner Satisfaction Survey, launched in 2012, and the Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Survey, launched in 2004. Both the Caravan and Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Surveys are run in partnership with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines.