ABI Team With Cornwall Park To Champion Fair Pay

Fair pay all around with ABI and Mother Ivey Bay Holiday Park
Fair pay all around with ABI and Mother Ivey Bay Holiday Park

Tuesday, 06, Aug 2019 04:04

By William Coleman

Living wage campaigner and Cornwall park owner Patrick Langmaid has sealed the deal on a £600,000 contract he awarded this summer to a like-minded supplier.

Patrick, who owns Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park in Padstow, paid a visit to holiday home manufacturer ABI in July to inspect some of the 25 luxury caravans he has ordered.

The firm, based in Beverley near Hull, recently became the first Living Wage accredited manufacturer of leisure homes in the UK.

The decision to buy from ABI, said Patrick, was prompted entirely by its commitment to paying its 550 employees a fair wage.

Patrick has been a Living Wage employer since 2015, and earlier this year was presented with a special campaigning award by the Living Wage Foundation charity.

It celebrates his tireless efforts to promote the benefits which organisations, both large and small, can enjoy as a result of adopting the Living Wage.

"I firmly believe that those who work hard and show loyalty should be rewarded with a fair wage, and this produces clear advantages for employers," he said.

"I know from our experience that these dividends can be read into the balance sheet because we save on recruitment and re-training costs by retaining staff for longer.

"A committed workforce also goes the extra mile to ensure that customers enjoy the best possible experience, and that in turn encourages repeat bookings," said Patrick.

Welcoming Patrick to ABI's factory was CEO Richard Jones who said he hoped that by becoming a living wage employer the firm would help set new standards across the industry.

The real Living Wage, which is based on the actual cost of living, is a step up from the Government's National Living Wage, which was introduced in 2016.

It means that all of ABI's employees, and those at Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park, receive an hourly rate of at least £9.00.

The beachside park provides caravan holiday homes, both privately owned and for hire, plus touring pitches. There is more information about the park at www.motheriveysbay.com.

Comments - What do you think?
Related stories

The New Bailey Discovery- Dare To Be Different

Bailey Introduce Their Newest Lightweight Addition

Following the announcement of their luxury 8ft Alicanto Grande range Bailey have now announced their all new Discovery range. Bailey want you to dare to be different with the newest most compact caravan.

Swift Celebrate Their Dealer Network With Award Ceremony

All across the UK caravan and motorhome dealers work 7 days a week to ensure they are on hand to answer questions, deal with enquiries and then ultimately help you buy the best van for your touring needs. To celebrate this backbone of the leisure industry Swift have awarded the greatest in their network.

For Sale

Burstner Nexxo t720 - 2012 - £44995

Burnster Nexxo t720

Low Low profile chasis motorhome

Rapido A-Class 999M - 2009 - £54995

Rapido A class 999M

This flagship Rapido model is based on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis (very rare) with the fantastic Mercedes 3.

Monaco Knight 38 PDQ - 2006 - £79995


THE most practical RV layout ever on the market with four slide out rooms, full cream leather interior and light oak cabinetry creates even greater feeling of space.

Niesmann+Bischoff Arto 69 PL (auto) - 2011 - £61995

Niesmann + Bischoff Arto 69 PL

One of the best build qualities in the industry including aluminium sandwich construction, deep double floor and front electric thermo windscreen blind make this motorhome fully winterised.

Benimar Tessoro Part 1: The 483 Full Test

The Tessoro 483 is built on a 170BHP Ford

At CaravanTimes we recently had a Benimar Tessoro 483 on test for a couple of weeks. We have done just over 2000 miles in the Tessoro and tested in various ways - as you will find out in our inspiration features coming up. But before we give you some ideas of where and why you should use a motorhome like the Tessoro we wanted to bring some information on the Tessoro range and the very interesting 483.

Bristanbul Video Documentary Part 1

Part one of the documentary is here

So as most of our readers will know, the CaravanTimes team were lucky enough to be part of Bailey of Bristols, Bristol to the Bosphoros trip. Travelling 21 countries in 21 days the team did a fantastic job to take the 2 caravans and motorhome cross-continental.

In pictures: testing the new Auto-Trail V-Line Sport 635 to the extreme

Caravan Times' Favourite Adventure Couple, Simon & Faye, CHeck out the new Autotrail V-line

This weekend however, we decided to test out how sporty the Auto-Trail V-Line Sport 635 really is.

PLANS VETOED: Essex caravan park plans vetoed again

Possible site location at Port Flair

Plans for a 70 pitch caravan park in Essex have been rejected by the local council for a second time.