Parkdean Resorts has once again been named as one of Britain’s top private mid-market growth companies in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, published on 1 October 2017.
The holiday park operator which is headquartered in the North East ranked 36th in the esteemed list after making its debut in 2016, following the merger of Parkdean Holidays and Park Resorts last November to form a leader in the UK holiday parks sector.
Parkdean Resorts is the biggest mid-market growth company in the North East for a second consecutive year. Sales grew 9% to £432m while profits grew 21% to £82m. The company employs more than 5,200 people at its 73 holiday parks nationwide.
The Top Track 250 league table and awards programme is sponsored by Grant Thornton and Lloyds Banking Group, and compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events company.
Parkdean Resorts CEO John Waterworth said: “It is true testament to our people and passion at Parkdean Resorts to be recognised in the prestigious league table once more. In 36th place, we’re in fantastic company with Britain’s best-performing private mid-market growth companies representing one of two from the North East to make the list.
“At the turn of the year, we invested a record £50m across our 73 UK parks in time for the 2017 season and we are planning to take this forward into 2018 with further improvements, ensuring our customers continue to holiday with us to create amazing memories. That coupled with the increasing popularity of staycations has spurred our growth as a sector-leading business.”
Parkdean Resorts formed in November 2015 following the merger of Parkdean Holidays and Park Resorts. As a result the company is the largest holiday park operator in the UK with a combined total of 73 holiday parks stretching across the country. Vauxhall Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth was acquired by Parkdean Resorts as part of the first major acquisition since the company merged.
In December 2016, Parkdean Resorts was named Best UK Holiday Parks Operator, Best Camping & Mobile Holiday Company and Best Large Holiday Company for Customer Service at the British Travel Awards.
For further information on Parkdean Resorts visit www.parkdeanresorts.co.uk or call 0330 123 4850.