Bluepoint Tags and Labels


Bluepoint – An innovative Devon based tag and label manufacturer, is excited to release a new line of ‘print your own’ identification solutions to the camping and leisure sector. Campsites and holiday parks, both large and small will now have the flexibility to print their own range of on demand, personalised pitch tags, vehicle permits, and swimming pool passes quickly and efficiently, without the origination costs, minimum order quantities and timescales often associated with purchasing generic tags from a print company.   Holiday parks and campsites printing their own customised passes and pitch tags for their visitors with specific information and detail, such as arrival and departure dates, numbers of guests, vehicle registration and even site rules and special offers was devised after local campsites requested that Bluepoint come up with a turn key solution, in which they could quickly and easily print their own personalised pitch tags and guest passes on site and with the variable information that they needed.  Bluepoint responded by developing a range of tags and labels and, in conjunction with a major printer OEM, developed a complete print system, which allows a wide range of label, tag and ID bracelet ‘blanks’ to be printed quickly and cost effectively (typically 8pence full Colour) through an easy-to-use package. The system can even print Colours of the week and specific guests’ details saving hours of administrative time and the task of traditionally handwriting all this information; often we have been reliably informed, hundreds of times in busy periods and in some cases in duplicate!  Bluepoint manufacture and offer the following products. • Car parking tickets / passes • Tent and caravan pitch tags  • Car Mirror hangers • Window stickers  • Adhesive Labels  • Custom sizes / shapes  • Colour and Black and white printing systems • Caravan storage tags    If you would like further details of the system which includes printer, software*, inksand tags, then please contact our friendly sales team on 01392 927030 or drop us an e-mail across at *Label and tag templates can be supplied upon request and, unlike other campsite print systems, the Bluepoint system can also be used effectively for office scanning and day-to-day office printing.  

Papa John’s is Big Hit in St Andrews

Papa John’s

Papa John’s has teamed-up with Abbeyford Leisure to bring the home of pizza to the home of golf in St Andrews.     With unrivalled views across the sandy bay towards St Andrews and beyond, award-winning St Andrews Holiday Park at Kinkell Braes is one of the most sought-after holiday locations on the east coast of Scotland.  In 2019, the resort owned by Abbeyford Leisure, added a Papa John’s franchised store to enable visitors to enjoy their favourite pizza with family and friends while on holiday.  The store also delivers to the local community of the town including students at St Andrews University.   David J Evans, Abbeyford Leisure chairman, explains: “As one of the leading holiday park brands across East Central Scotland, we take great pride in providing the best available caravan holidays available.  For example, our St Andrews club house has recently undergone a £1Million investment in its refurbishment.  With 450 caravans and lodges with hot tubs plus camping on site at St Andrews, our appeal is to family groups including grandparents, parents and children alike.     “The best thing about adding a Papa John’s is the kudos the brand provides.  On arrival, our customers immediately know we are offering quality and innovation as soon they see our Papa John’s store.   “Our aim is always to exceed expectations and when we hear feedback that the children of the families who visit are saying ‘wow they’ve got a Papa John’s’ we know we’ve hit the mark!  This is why we chose Papa John’s.  It’s a well-known global brand with a great reputation for fabulous food which adds to our own value proposition.  There is nothing our visitors like more than to enjoy their favourite pizza on the balcony on a glorious summer evening, overlooking the bay.  It’s times like these that the whole family can get together and have fun that make great memories.  It’s what our holidays are all about.   “The process of opening the store was straight forwards.  Our business plan centred around how we could provide a top-class delivery and collection service to the whole community which we serve.  We collaborated with the Papa John’s design team and they were easy to work with and flexible to accommodate our needs to ensure that the construction and fit out of our new store interior was completed on time.     “Our store manager and assistant manager were trained at Papa John’s Quality Control Centre (QCC) in Milton Keynes.  Our other team members were trained in-store and we also worked in close partnership with the Dundee Papa John’s store to ensure everyone had ‘hands on’ experience and was ready for launch.  Now, our Papa John’s store is open 12 months of the year, ensuring employment for around 16 staff all year round.   “The initial marketing included promotion through leaflets within our own holiday homes, billboards in the town plus the students were great at chatter on the social channels too.  Word quickly got around!   “Although we got off to a great start, our first full year of trading was challenging due to the Pandemic.  The mandatory lockdowns meant there were less holiday makers and students but a greater demand from local residents.  We were pleased to be able to continue deliver to local families in line with Government guidelines, even in the most difficult times.     “We are now looking forward to better times ahead where our customers can get away from it all, take in the stunning scenery, perhaps play a round of golf and pick up a pizza to enjoy with their family at their very own nineteenth hole!  Our partnership with Papa John’s has been successful and we look forward to delivering many more pizzas and working together to enhance our customers’ experiences for many years to come.”   For those interested in running a multi-unit Papa John’s franchise, or a ‘non-traditional’ store, Papa John’s has various opportunities throughout the UK.  Help is provided with location selection, growth incentives and full turn-key opening of stores.  Papa John’s offers world-class support, comprehensive training plus national marketing.  As a franchisor, the Company supplies all the assistance needed to get your successful Papa John’s up and running. For further information please visit:

Is the coast clear? Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax.

Capital Gains Tax

The Budget seems a long time ago, and the much-heralded ‘tax day’, when the Government was set to announce a raft of consultations, passed without much comment.  So is the coast clear for business owners and, in particular, caravan and holiday park owners in relation to Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax? Graham Poles, Tax Partner at Armstrong Watson shares his views.   Before the Budget, there was talk about the loss of Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR), previously known as Entrepreneurs’ Relief, which allows business owners to sell their interest in a trading business and pay just 10% Capital Gains Tax (CGT). The press had picked up on the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) consultation, released in November 2020, in which the Chancellor was encouraged to replace BADR with a new relief focused more on retirement and to consider raising the rates of CGT so they were more closely aligned to Income Tax. These proposals led to a great deal of activity in the run-up to Budget Day as owners wanted to get sales completed before any changes came into force.  However, in the end, the Budget did not change anything.   Furthermore, a previous report by the OTS had also called upon the Chancellor to consider the Inheritance Tax reliefs that businesses enjoy, in particular Business Property Relief, which exempts mainly trading businesses from Inheritance Tax (IHT). The OTS, in this report, suggested that rather than applying the relief to businesses that are mainly trading (a 50% test), it should only apply to those businesses that were substantially trading, (an 80% test) aligning this to the CGT test for BADR. This would have had the greatest impact on those businesses that have a mixture of both passive income, such as rents, and trading income, like caravan parks.   The problem for these businesses is whether this is simply a delay in the inevitable changes to these taxes or, because of the impact this would have across many businesses, it is not something this Government would feel comfortable introducing.   My view is that the interaction between IHT and CGT means that the 50% or 80% test will be looked at and aligned in the near future. The problem this creates for a caravan park is that the elements of trading would need to be carefully examined, probably annually, to make sure that the business would continue to qualify for this IHT relief, allowing those businesses to make decisions about succession with a clearer idea about whether the relief would apply.   In relation to BADR, I do see things differently and feel that whilst the relief may change over time it has remained focused on entrepreneurs since retirement relief was replaced.   In this new post-Brexit world I suspect the Government will want to continue to encourage people to take a risk with capital to build businesses. These entrepreneurs build a workforce eventually seeking to sell these, and start another, and so on. I think the relief will be here for some time to come although they may change the amount available for the relief; again I can see there being pressure to increase the limit from £1 million.   What to do if you run a caravan and holiday park? It will be vital to understand if your business is structured correctly, ensuring it’s as tax efficient as possible but also that the composition of your turnover falls on the correct side of the relief.   HMRC is looking for businesses, such as caravan parks, where the income could drift each year between qualifying and not and to challenge these whenever there is a sale (and BADR is claimed) or someone dies and the executors claim BPR.   In either case, it is important as part of your annual review to know whether you qualify for reliefs or not, and it is here where your accountant can help you understand the best way to show your turnover. This information can halve the amount of tax due on a transaction, and given where values are at the moment this means this can be a very significant figure.   I suspect we won’t see any further movement on either Capital Gains Tax or Inheritance Tax until the next Budget but in advance of that I would recommend that caravan and holiday park owners consider what the loss of these reliefs could mean for them and their families.   For support and advice on whether your business qualifies for reliefs please contact Graham Poles on 01228 690198 or email