Salop Invest In The Future

Salop have some major plans for 2019
Salop have some major plans for 2019

Friday, 04, Jan 2019 03:34

By William Coleman

There are roughly 3000+ caravan holiday parks across the UK for you to choose from. Some are just your basic plain pitch sites whereas others are high end that have had millions of pounds spent on them and have every type or "staycation" option. Following another smash hit year Salop Leisure, who are very much the high end of parks, are making further investment to their sites and sisters companies.

If you have stayed at the Love2Stay site you know just how impressive it is. Think of it as more of a luxury holiday resort than a caravan park. It's modern and state of the art and best of all it welcomes pretty much every holiday type, their glamping yurts are amazing!

The site opened back in 2017 and has pretty much been fully booked since they opened their doors and have seen some sell out numbers during the winter months.

As we enter 2019 there are big plans to invest a huge sum of money to keep the momentum going. Salop's Chairman is predicting that this year will be one of the companies best years of trading.

Following multi-million pound investments in the company's Emstrey headquarters, Love2Stay resort and two holiday home parks this year, Tony Bywater believes Salop Leisure is well placed to benefit from an upsurge in staycationing in 2019.

"Following the outstanding summer weather that we all enjoyed, we are seeing evidence that more people intend to take their holidays in the UK next year," he said.

"Many are seeking to get away from organised types of holidays that they perhaps enjoy once a year and instead are opting for short breaks whenever they want throughout the year.

"This is why our products have become so popular. We have seen demand for touring caravans, motorhomes and caravan holiday homes continue throughout December, which is most unusual as this is traditionally the quietest time of the year for sales.

"We are now seeing great demand from owners wishing to use their caravans throughout the winter period and our Love2Stay resort has never been so busy. Every weekend is full and our luxury glamping lodges are already fully booked in January, February and March next year."

Sister business Love Plants, the specialist plants centre, also enjoyed a record-breaking year of sales as its customer base continues to grow. Mr Bywater said he expects to see continued growth in 2019, underpinned by the reputation for quality plants and first-class customer service.

The company's expanded storage facility for touring caravans and motorhomes was probably the best in the UK, he added. Situated alongside Shrewsbury bypass, the facility has monitored circuit television, alarmed fence line security beams and an electronic entry system. Owners can store and have their caravans and motorhomes serviced on one site.

"We believe the investments that we have made during 2018 will pay big dividends in the new year," added Mr Bywater. "Based on our market research, we think that next year will be one of the best our company has ever experienced."

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