Atlas Leisure Homes has been sold in a management buyout for an undisclosed consideration.
Andrew Innes, Managing Director, along with Bruce Harry and Barry Pattison, have disposed of 100% of the company’s shareholding to the MBO team.
The business will continue trading as Atlas Leisure Homes under the new management team consisting of Steven McGawn, Colin Jeffery and Philip Spark. Andrew will remain engaged with the business for a period of 12 months as a consultant to the new MBO team.
Willerby were keen to show off three brand new models at the recent Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show – and CEO Peter Munk hailed the show a success.
Peter said: "This has been a very exciting show for us as we have launched three new homes, including the Rowan from our bespoke range; this is a fantastic addition to our offering and visitors at the show were able to take a look first-hand at the unique and spacious design on offer.
“Thousands of people visited the show across the six days, and we were thrilled to welcome visitors to our stand to explore the model first-hand. We're looking forward to helping make holidays more relaxing for families across the UK."
A new multi power point tracking (MPPT) charge controller designed to give caravan owners up to 20% more energy per day from their existing solar panels has been launched by Solar Technology International. The PV Logic MPPT Pro is a compact, 15 amp solar charge controller with unique single or dual battery charging capabilities. The device can increase the charging capability of any 12V or 24V solar panel (up to 220W) by as much as 20% per day through its ability to map the voltage from the solar panel to suit the condition of the battery.
Here, Nick Glaves explores the story behind Victory Leisure Homes' new models and the cyclical process which incorporates trade shows, customer feedback, design and build...
With new or updated models launched every year by major manufacturers, the holiday home and lodge industry is anything but static.
Indeed, almost as soon as next year’s models have been launched, work gets underway on the following year’s, meaning the merry-go-round of product design, development and launch never ends.
It is a cycle Peter Nevitt knows only too well. Peter is the managing director of Victory Leisure Homes and has more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, much of that time successfully heading up Cosalt Holiday Homes.
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.
Chris Cowan, managing director and co-founder of insights and analytics agency Clusters, explains how UK holidaymaker and park providers can harness techniques such as market segmentation to successfully understand customers that holiday with them, and create loyal brand advocates.
Verdant Leisure has announced the acquisition of its eighth leisure park. Scoutscroft Holiday Centre in the Scottish Borders is the fourth holiday park purchase in the last 18 months for the bespoke leisure park operator. Scoutscroft is just one mile from Coldingham Bay Leisure Park, the site Verdant Leisure purchased in early 2017.
Electric cars are one of the next big things on the market, but are they going to replace the classic holiday caravan? Like it or not, it seems as though they’re here to stay, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be changing.
These days, caravans and motorhomes are often described as being too wasteful or inefficient considering they’re essentially an entire house, albeit a small one. However, with the improvements in electric engines and appliance, we might be seeing caravans turning up alongside electric lease cars in the near future, with their own 100-percent-electric solar-powered cooking equipment. Not only will this be a greener caravan, but if you combine it with an electric car, you’ll keep your destination unpolluted and the air fresh no matter how long you spend there.
Dogs have emerged as the true winners of Britain’s staycation trend with many more pets now enjoying holidays instead of being cooped up in kennels.
That’s the finding of Park Holidays UK, which reports that it welcomed more than 5,200 dogs in 2017 – and is on target for an even bigger pet boom this year.