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Major Clacton park now flies Park Holidays UK banner

Essex’s “sunshine coast” is set to have an even brighter outlook following May’s announcement that Park Holidays UK has expanded its presence in the region. Long-established Martello Holiday Park in Clacton has now been acquired by the group, and joins the three other parks which it operates in and around the seaside town. It means […]

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Awards in abundance for “adults only” Dorset park

An “adults only” holiday park in the New Forest which promises tranquil stays in a child-free environment is celebrating a clutch of national awards. Back of Beyond park near Ringwood, owned by a husband-and-wife team, can now boast four accolades for the excellence of its grown-up surroundings. They include a top conservation award from botanist […]

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Verdant Leisure joins Green Tourism scheme

Verdant Leisure, Bespoke holiday park operator, has recently joined Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification programme in the world, with the aim of achieving one of their respected awards. A Green Tourism Award means that a business works responsibly, ethically and sustainably, contributes to its community, is reducing its impact on the environment […]

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New MD for Yorkshire Caravans

A Managing Director has been appointed at Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, South Yorkshire the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and outdoor leisure accessories in the UK. Andrew Whittaker, 48, from Doncaster joined the company five years ago and has become a very popular and highly respected member of the team.    At his […]

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Leading Park Home Operator launches own Charity

Wyldecrest Parks is delighted to announce the launch of its own, dedicated charity. Having supported various charities over recent years, the UK’s largest park and holiday home operator, based in West Thurrock, Essex, has taken the leap to form its own charity to bring all of its charitable activities under one easily recognised banner. “Wyldecrest […]

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Implications of the Ogden Table Rate for your Park

Businesses must review the limits of liability on their Public and Employers Liability Insurances as a matter of urgency – here is why your current limits are no longer enough Last year the government changed the Ogden table rate (set by Sir Michael not Hilda!!). At first glance this would seem to have little to […]

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Charity chiefs praise park inspiring £10,000 windfall

Two senior figures from one of Britain’s largest cancer charities travelled to Cumbria this spring to thank a local holiday owner who inspired a massive £10,000 donation. Michael Holgate of Holgates Holiday Parks was the driving force behind a year-long fundraising campaign in the village of Silverdale for Pancreatic Cancer UK. It involved a raft […]

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New holiday park opens as business celebrates its 60th year

Shorefield Holidays, one of the UK’s leading family-run holiday park businesses, has started its milestone birthday year by adding two major, strategic investments to its portfolio with support from HSBC. And yesterday, just in time for Easter, the first of its two acquisitions was officially opened by Cllr Barry Dunning, the Town Mayor of Lymington […]

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