Holiday Park Membership Champions

Record numbers of new members recruited over the past year have secured a champions cup for the Cumbria branch of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association.

Thanks to their successful efforts to attract more businesses into BH&HPA, the park industry’s official representative body, the branch now boasts more than 120 members in total.

The achievement was marked by the presentation of the Worley Cup to branch chairman David Jackson and branch director Henry Wild at the association’s recent annual conference.

The cup is awarded annually to the regional branch which has welcomed the most new camping, holiday and residential parks into its ranks during the previous 12 months.

Henry, who owns Skelwith Fold caravan park in Ambleside, and David, owner of Castlerigg Hall holiday park near Keswick, accepted the cup on behalf of all the branch committee.

“Our association continues to go from strength to strength, and has recruited many additional members in recent years, especially during the pandemic,” said David.

“I think there is a realisation that by working closely together we are better able to represent our industry to government, and to find solutions to the challenges which we face.

“But membership also brings about the benefits of being able to meet personally with other park owners from the area, and to share experiences and advice, and to learn from others.

“We’re delighted to have been the fastest-growing branch last year, and the cup is a tribute to all our branch members who play an active role in our work,” added David.

BH&HPA, which was formed over 70 years ago, now has more than 3,000 members in total, and represent an industry worth over 9.3bn annually to the UK tourism economy.

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