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Harbur Design

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Harbur Design is an Architectural Design & Services company working in all sectors but with vast experience in the leisure and residential industries. From concept to completion full architectural services, marketing material and consultancy, bringing your project to fruition. Officially launched at the start of 2018, Harbur Design was formed by Daniel Burns and Lloyd Harden. Having a combined experience of over 23 years in the design fields, the pair thought that by starting their own company, they could offer something to clients in this industry that most others Architectural practises can’t, experience in the caravan, park and leisure industry.

Investing in showers to deliver a five star experience

showers to deliver a five star experience

Great showers are the hallmark of the best camping and caravan sites and something that can help keep guests coming back time after time. Your guests want shower rooms that look fantastic, are easy to use and provide a great experience.  You need showers and taps that can stand up to the demands of constant use, provide outstanding energy and water efficiency, and support crucial health and safety regulations.

It makes choosing the right showers and taps an important part of the facilities you offer.

Rada is a commercial washroom specialist and understands the demands of busy campsites that often have multiple washrooms, all with several taps and showers.

Jean bids to beat her Christmas ‘Love in a box’ donations record

Jean with Christmas Love In A Box Gifts

A receptionist at a leading Shrewsbury company, who began supporting Operation Christmas Child 19 years ago, has already received more than 80 shoeboxes packed with Christmas gifts for children living in extreme poverty.

Jean Courtney, the friendly voice of caravan dealership Salop Leisure at Emstrey for 43 years, is hoping the enthusiastic early response to this year’s appeal will help challenge her record of 360 shoeboxes.

The shoeboxes ensure that disadvantaged children in countries around the world receive their “love in a box” in time for Christmas. 

Salop Leisure takes wraps off exciting Christmas attractions

Salop Leisure Christmas attractions

A Shropshire leisure business is pulling out all the stops to make this year’s action-packed and fun-filled festive season one to remember. ‘The Salop Christmas Adventure’ planned by award-winning caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure at its Emstrey Shrewsbury headquarters kicks off on November 24 and 25 with the Shropshire Handmade and Creative Christmas Gift Fair.

More than 60 local traders will be offering handmade, home designed, artisan and products and food over the weekend with free admission and parking. Six thousand visitors attended the fair last year.

Dr Hilary Jones prescribes the Great Outdoors at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 

Motorhome and Caravan Show 

Camping, caravan and motorhome holidays can encourage people outdoors and towards a potentially healthier lifestyle, says TV’s Dr Hilary Jones, who appears at October’s Motorhome and Caravan Show 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC. 

An advocate of preventative measures in support of good health, Dr Hilary says there’s many aspects of camping and leisure vehicle activities that support both mental and physical well-being. 

Guests become shooting stars for Wales park's glamping launch

Guests become shooting stars for Wales park's glamping launch

Pride of place in a new £1.5 million investment at Plassey Holiday Park in Wrexham has gone to a glamping paradise of super-luxury guest accommodation.

But when the 250-acre park organised a photo-shoot of its development this autumn, there were no professional models to be seen delighting in the hot tub lodges.

Instead, the two families pictured had been selected from among the scores of customers who responded to Plassey's website appeal to become its shooting stars.

The idea, said park director John Brookshaw, was to put "real people" in the frame – and to capture their genuine reactions to the pampering experience on offer.

Mature planting brings instant returns

Mature planting brings instant returns

As all successful operators know, a holiday park business cannot rely solely on their location or the surrounding countryside and must provide attractive, functional spaces to make their site a destination in itself. Failing to understand the business need for well-maintained outdoor spaces, especially in failing to see them through the eyes of your customers, will lead to poor budgetary decisions and missed opportunities.

Mature planting brings instant returns

The Motorhome Hire Franchise Signs 500 Vehicle Deal with Adria

The Motorhome Hire Franchise Signs 500 Vehicle Deal with Adria

The Motorhome Hire Franchise has today (16th October 2018) unveiled a monumental five year partnership with leading European motorhome manufacturer Adria, at this year’s Motorhome and Caravan Show.

Adria has committed to provide 500 luxury motorhomes to the value of £30M to the company over five years to service its planned franchise network. This will make the Motorhome Hire Franchise the UK’s only supplier of Adria’s superior vehicles for rental.

The franchise, launching to the public for the first time at the show, was set up by motorhome specialist David Gill who, having run Motorhome Hire Scotland since 2010, spotted a gap in the market for a concept that enabled others to develop their own successful business based on his proven model.

Shrewsbury’s glowing reputation for its Christmas lights display has rubbed off on a popular caravan park in the town.

Shrewsbury’s glowing reputation for its Christmas lights display has rubbed off on a popular caravan park in the town.

Every year, Oxon Hall Touring Park and Oxon Pool Holiday Home Park have an official switch-on of their own impressive Christmas lights a few days after the town’s lights ceremony.

The 2018 switch-on will be celebrated with a hog roast on November 17, which is free for holiday home owners on the park and people staying on the touring park. In return, the managers will ask for a donation to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the charity chosen by parks owner Morris Leisure and sister company Morris Lubricants in 2018.

Last year, the parks raised £2,865 for The Alzheimer’s Society. Such is the popularity of the Christmas lights switch-on weekend that pitches on the touring park have been fully booked since January.

Park Leisure offers deluxe Glamping at Littondale Country and Leisure Park

Glamping at Littondale Country and Leisure Park

Luxury holiday homes operator, Park Leisure, offers deluxe Glamping at Littondale Country and Leisure Park. 

This autumn, holiday-makers can experience sleeping beneath the stars, in bespoke Safari Tents and Mega Pods, in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. 

Providing a relaxing environment and the opportunity to connect with nature, the Mega Pods offer spacious accommodation for groups of up to four guests. Furnished to the highest standard, the heated pods are completed with a fully equipped kitchenette, media system and ensuite shower rooms. Outdoors is a compact wooden veranda providing the perfect spot for a mug of hot cocoa.