Salop Leisure Have Big Plans For 2018
Salop Leisure have high hopes for 2018 and we are just as excited as they are
Wednesday, 10, Jan 2018 11:02
By William Coleman
2017 was an extremely good year for Salop Leisure and they are planning to make 2018 even bigger. Tony Bywater, the chairman of the award winning Shrewsbury based caravan dealership, is predicting a lot of success this year with plans for more investment and new developments.
Having enjoyed multiple success in 2017, most notably the opening of the company's luxury £6.5 million Love2Stay touring and glapming resort which is located right next to the Salop Leisure's Emstrey HQ, Tony Bywater is very optimistic about what the new year will bring for Salop Leisure and its associated businesses and caravan parks. We actually had to privalige of covering following their massively successful summer opening, Love2Stay Summer Blockbuster,
"There have been some tremendous achievements for the business during 2017," said My Bywater. "Under managing director Mark Bebb's guidance, we have totally developed the Love2Stay resort concept which is already renowned as one of the best in Europe.
"Since opening in mid-summer, the resort has proved to be a resounding success, with more than 20,000 people visiting the resort within the first few months.
"We have also added three extra pitches for luxury lodges in our holiday home village display area at Salop Leisure to meet growing demand from customers."
Another Salop development is already under way. The company are investing £1.5 million in the Glan-y-don Holiday Park and are completely redeveloping the site to provide 68 pitches along the seafront at Tywyn, near Aberdyfi. Imagine the views from those pitches in the summer. The park is scheduled to open on June 1 2018.
Further north along the coast, work has begun on a new £500,000 reception building at Min-y-Don Holiday Park in Harlech, which is set to open in March.
Salop Leisure have created an extra 35 jobs which has grown the company workforce to more than 200 people. On top of that the company saw record sales of touring caravans and motorhomes.
"We remain very excited about the prospects for touring caravan, motorhome and caravan holiday homes sales in 2018," added Mr Bywater. "We feel that 2018 is going to be a great year of opportunities for our company.
"I think it's going to be and outstanding year for all forms of self-catering accommodation. The devaluation of the pound against other currencies and the increased expense of flying abroad will persuade even more British people to staycation.
"Investing in a caravan holiday home, touring caravan or motorhome provides excellent value for money for people who wish to enjoy a holiday or short break with their family anytime they wish at a location of their choice."
Sister business Love Plants, the specialist plants centre, has also enjoyed a record-breaking year of sales. Mr Bywater expects to see the business continue to grow in 2018 as its reputation for quality plants and good, old fashioned customer service spreads.
"We are proud that Salop Leisure has become a destination for people to visit," he added. "They can come and have lunch in our Love Coffee restaurant and there's lots of interesting things for them to see."
So this I am putting a large pin on my travel map marking out this location. Their Love2Stay site will 100% be one of my Spring/Summer getaways. Stay tuned for coverage on the site.