Using asset finance to fund the great British getaway

Arkle Finance

Daniel Bailey, managing director of Arkle Finance, discusses the financial options open to aspiring caravan owners.

Amid all the headscratching about the impact of Brexit, there has been one clear winner - the Great British Staycation.

The weak Pound has given a shot in the arm to Britain’s tourist industry as increasing numbers of Britons opt to holiday in the UK.

The trend has sparked extra interest in caravanning. The trade body the National Caravan Council recorded an 8.7% increase in touring caravan sales in 2017, and an impressive 14% surge in motorhome sales.

6 Tips for Keeping Caravan Parks Safe

6 Tips for Keeping Caravan Parks Safe with the National Caravan Council

Staycations are on the rise in the UK, as holiday makers choose to explore the countryside rather than hopping on a plane, according to statistics compiled by the National Caravan Council (NCC), more than 50 million nights are spent in a caravan in the UK each year – whether in the country’s 365,000 static and holiday homes, the 550,000 touring caravans or 225,000 motorhomes.

With more and more people visiting caravan parks every year, It's become more important than ever to ensure that your site is safe for all visitors. Caravanning is a particularly popular past time for retirees and the elderly.

How much is the holiday-park sector really worth?


This question will be answered by the end of the year, when a report will be published following a major survey being carried out this year throughout the UK into the economic value of the holiday-park sector.

In 2014 research was undertaken into the economic impact of holiday parks in Scotland. The results were impressive, with gross income being put at £700million, and the information within the report was invaluable, both to park-owners for support in planning and funding applications, and to the Scottish Caravan and Camping Forum to lobby the Scottish Government, local authorities and other organisations and show how great was the sector’s contribution to the economy. 

Caravan supplier designs new anti-slip decking product

DeckWright anti-slip

Decking has natural appeal, DeckWright anti-slip is perfect for entertaining and relaxing on and is relatively low-maintenance. 

But there is one major drawback – it can become very slippery when wet.

And with the Great British weather as unpredictable as ever, caravan industry supplier WJ Group has launched a new product to help holidaymakers enjoy the great outdoors safely.

The timber and metal components business – a fully-approved member of National Caravan Council (NCC) – has designed and made an anti-slip product for decking.

DeckWright anti-slip inserts can be retrofitted to almost any grooved decking quickly and easily using standard tools.

5 ways to save money in the long run as a caravan owner

5 ways to save money in the long run as a caravan owner

Caravanning has always been a Great British obsession, and with over one million in use up and down the country (according to the NCC), there are plenty of people enjoying stays on the UK’s caravan parks.

If you’re thinking about joining them and buying your own, it’s worth knowing a few insider tips to bring down the long-term costs of owning and maintaining a caravan. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few of our favourite money saving tips to help you keep some pennies in your pocket.


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