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PPA Group – bringing quality craftsmanship to the caravan industry

PPA Group – bringing quality craftsmanship to the caravan industry

With caravan manufacturers constantly embracing new technology, North Wales based company PPA Group are leading the way in supplying the very latest expertise to a growing sector.

Established in 1997, PPA Group produce a range of lightweight components, assemblies, windows and skylights for caravans and motorhomes. With an enviable infrastructure, PPA Group manufacture or repair any recreational vehicle interior to a very high standard, and can design and build a bespoke interior to the customer’s specifications using lightweight materials and finishes developed in the aircraft industry.

MP visits Salop Leisure to support English Tourism Week

MP visits Salop Leisure to support English Tourism Week

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski and county councillors paid a visit to a leading Shropshire caravan dealership to pledge their support for English Tourism Week from March.
 
A series of events is being held during the week to showcase visitor experiences in England and highlight the major contribution tourism makes to the country’s economy. Visit England says the tourism sector touches everyone – visitors, residents, businesses and employees.
 
“Tourism in Shropshire is one of the main income generators,” said Mr Kawczynski during his visit to Salop Leisure’s headquarters at Emstrey, Shrewsbury. “Businesses like Salop Leisure who are tapping into tourism generate a huge amount of jobs and prosperity for our county.
 

Devon park makes £1m waves at start of milestone year

Ladram Bay

Devon's Ladram Bay Holiday Park is preparing to greet the 2018 season with a one million pound splash on a new water attraction and other guest facilities.

The multi-award winning East Devon park in Budleigh Salterton will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and believes it could be busiest on record for the business. Families will be able to benefit from a raft of new improvements and services on top of those already made Ladram Bay one of Devon's most popular park destinations.

Willerby's new Juniper lodge allows owners to wallpaper its durable walls

Willerby Juniper lodge bed

A new luxury lodge that enables customers to tailor their own unique model, decorate the super-durable walls and gain a more restful night’s sleep was revealed by Willerby at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, Birmingham NEC. The Juniper lodge is the second installment from Willerby’s luxury Botanical Collection. With configurability at its core, the lodge offers owners options to shape their space, including panoramic bi-folding doors, two colour schemes and four-bed layout. 

Windermere holiday park strikes gold for touring guests

Windermere

A picture-postcard Cumbria holiday park on the shores of Windermere, Park Cliffe, is now officially providing its touring guests with gold standard hospitality.

That's because Park Cliffe has joined a small elite of parks flying the coveted AA Gold Pennant, the most prestigious award given out by the AA to its highest rated parks.

In order to qualify for the award, Park Cliffe was subjected to a rigorous inspection regime which scrutinised almost every aspect of its facilities and services.

In the opinion of the AA's touring experts, the family-owned business can truly be described as a caravan and camping park right at the top of its game.

Events Inc - Celebrating 10 Years Working With Haven

Events Inc - Celebrating 10 Years Working With Haven

Events Inc are proud to be the chosen supplier to one of the largest providers of holidays and holiday home ownership in the UK. For the 10th year running, Events Incorporated continues to be the preferred supplier by Bourne Leisure to deliver a year’s programme of activity days, events and experiences, and new for this year some fantastic bespoke events, exclusively for Haven’s Holiday Home Owners. After a solid 5 months of work and 1000’s of hours, we have finally launched our bespoke events to Haven parks, as well as our Annual Experience Day Programme.

Caravan park gets electrical refurbishment - Caravan Industry & Park Operator

electrical refurbishment Rolec

A holiday park has had an electrical refurbishment thanks to specialist utility contractor Rolec Services, which installed high-voltage supplies and a park-wide lighting system.

The electrical refurbishment contract at Inverbeg Holiday Park, a site located on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland, was issued by Luss Estates directly to Rolec and included the design and installation of:

Bailey Caravans celebrate 70 years of making leisure vehicles

Bailey caravans anniversary model Pegasus GT70

A family-run caravan manufacturer is celebrating 70 years of production by bringing out an anniversary model. Founded in 1948, Bailey Caravans is the longest-established UK independent designer and producer of leisure vehicles. Over seven decades, the company has grown to become one of the UK’s favourite caravan brands, accounting for approximately one in three new caravan sales. It is also one of the largest producers in Europe and, since 2011, has produced motorhomes. The firm exports to markets as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

Visitors flock to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

Over 90,000 visitors flock to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018 finished on 25 February after welcoming 90,107 through the doors of Birmingham’s NEC over the six-day exhibition. On Saturday alone 23,137 ticket holders visited the show, with visitors including families enjoying a day out during half-term holidays. 

Key exhibitors confirmed a strong February event. “It was a tremendous event for Swift and the show continues to grow in importance,” said Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director. “Overall sales were very strong across the entire portfolio with standout performances on motorhomes and holiday homes. We were delighted that the launch of Swift Sprite Super at the show attracted considerable interest, generating a real buzz and a very encouraging level of retail sales.”

Shrewsbury company to celebrate Welsh links on St David’s Day

Shrewsbury company to celebrate Welsh links on St David’s Day

A Shrewsbury-based leisure company will become Welsh for the day as staff join in the celebrations for St David’s Day on Thursday, March 1.

Salop Leisure, whose Shrewsbury headquarters stand at the gateway to Wales, will be proudly flying the Welsh flag, some staff will be wearing traditional Welsh costumes and the company’s Love Coffee restaurant will also be serving up a special menu with a flavour of Wales.

In addition, customers will be handed complimentary daffodils, the national flower of Wales, on their arrival. Love Coffee’s treats will include Welsh cakes, bara brith and leek and potato soup.