Exciting news which could revolutionise the industry from a park perspective has just been announced from one of the industry’s leading leisure lodge manufacturers, Prestige Homeseeker.
Prestige Homeseeker announced a new funding scheme which could be set to help unlock the potential for many parks looking to expand or invest in their own rental lodge fleet.
The park and leisure home sector has changed almost beyond recognition over the past few decades, bucking the trend with good growth when other industries were struggling. Manufacturers have been adept at adapting to market forces quickly with new innovations, technologies and manufacturing techniques.
On the leisure side that growth has almost been phenomenal in the past couple of years, with new lodge parks springing up around the UK almost daily. That may, of course, be partly due to the Brexit effect and a lack of confidence in the pound during the lengthy negotiations deterring holidaymakers from foreign travel, or the fact that lodges offer the level of luxury holiday makers now not only aspire to but now also expect. What’s clear is that it’s a time of opportunity for those in a position to act.
Prestige Homeseeker have always stayed close to their customer base, both trade and retail, and have clearly listened to the challenges many parks were up against, and what was stopping them from taking steps to expand their rental fleet. This announcement offers a solution which effectively helps them bridge the gap.
The beauty of the scheme is that it enables parks to match monthly payments with anticipated rental income over the duration of the term, effectively allowing the lodges to potentially offset their costs early. Lodge finding plans are available from 2 or 5 years. Parks can also demonstrate rental yield to potential investor purchasers, maximizing the value of the sale in the process, so the scheme can help populate a park with potential in more ways than one.
Illustrated examples of how the financial breakdown works are available on request and are clear and easy to understand. Units applicable for the scheme are new leisure lodges supplied by Prestige Homeseeker for leisure purposes for periods of no more than 28 days at a time by any individual.
Silvano Geranio, Founder Director of Prestige Homeseeker said of the news; ‘’We’ve been inundated with enquiries already which shows how much it is needed. Many parks will experience cash flow challenges in their expansion process at some point, or may simply need to deploy available funds as strategically as possible when working on new developments and this scheme helps them do that, while also expanding their fleet with confidence.’’
Gary Malloy, Managing Director at Leisure Resorts was one of the first to congratulate Prestige Homeseeker on the scheme, saying; ‘’The funding plan helps our cash flow and allows the flexibility to add an additional 15 fleet lodges at Ullswater Heights and also build a high-quality luxury Spa facility.’’
Ian Smith, Joint MD at Peter Bull Resorts added; ‘’What an amazing opportunity. This demonstrates what great business relationships can achieve. Well done Silvano – Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes inspires and leads the journey.’’
Sales Director of Aria Resorts Ben Nolan-Stone commented; ‘’Fantastic options, great help with juggling cash flow without sacrificing the quality of parks’ fleet product.’’
Many of us working directly with parks for the past few years recognize the issues for parks around gaining momentum on new developments, and with this scheme making early installations possible, this news could mark a huge step forward in the industry.
For holidaymakers and potential lodge investors that can only be a good thing too, with more choice on offer as parks jump over that final hurdle to extend their offering. Great news for the industry!
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Tresham College Achievements Ceremony 2018
Two of our apprentices Will Vanner and Loren Cooper were recognised for their hard work at the Tresham College Presentation of Apprenticeship ceremony with awards in Construction for Immediate Apprenticeship in Maintenance Operations. Will and Loren joined the Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes team as Apprentices in 2017 and are developing their careers by completing an apprenticeship in Construction Building Maintenance Operations with the Bedford College Group.
Joining the event was the Mayor of Corby, where Tresham College has exciting campus and where a new Learning Centre to upgrade adult IT skills is to be opened. Together with the existing Learning Centre in Kettering, 1,000 students will be enrolled each year.
As well as modern campuses in Kettering and Corby, the Wellingborough campus is to benefit from as £7.5 Million investment which will bring 1,000 students into the town centre, reported Ian Pryce CBE, Principal and CEO of The Bedford College Group, created via the merger with Tresham College in August 2017.
“Tonight we celebrate the achievements of the first full academic year since the merger and acknowledge the part played in that progress by local councils, MPs, parents and students. We thank our sponsors whose supports indicates the value local employers place on Tresham College: Tata Steel, The Weetabix Food Company, RS Components, Prestige Homeseeker Park and Leisure Homes, Keepmoat Home and Howarth Timber.
“Student results at Tresham College have been particularly impressive. As part of the group, it contributed to taking 1,000 students, who had failed their CGSE Maths or English at school, and passed after only 34 weeks at college.
“Progression for students on to Higher Education, or degree-level learning courses, is being made available through closer relationships with universities in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.
“So if you want to get ahead of the rest, head for Tresham.”
Mr Pryce did take the opportunity to criticise Government funding for “technical education”. He said: “The recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report showed that college funding per student has gone from 50% above the level for schools to 8% below in 20 years and colleges have been hardest hit by austerity. If we want world class skills, then we must invest in colleges.”
Chair of The Bedford College Group Corporation Roger Marriott welcomed investment by the South East Midlands LEP (SEMLEP) into the group – including the campus at Wellingborough. “We are ambitious for our students and welcome the highest levels of achievement.”
For more information go to Tresham College Achievements
We’re looking forward to the Caravan and Motorhome show in January!
On display at the Caravan and Motorhome show you can expect to see the Casa Di Lusso taking centre stage. This luxury holiday home was re-launched in September with its all-new interior and is one of our most popular luxury holiday lodges.
The Casa Di Lusso is for sale and will be going to The Warren Abersoch, one of the most exclusive holiday home addresses in North Wales owned by Haulfryn, renowned for stunning holiday parks.
The open plan living area is vast, lined by rustic white wash, rough-sawn timber walls. Communal, inviting, heavy & lustrous fabrics in neutral tones warm the space whilst floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of light. Textures are fabulously contrasting; rough, distressed woods compliment soft grey furnishings. You can only marvel at the fully-equipped, country style kitchen, made complete with a feature island breakfast bar. Wrap yourself in the splendour and opulence of the master bedroom. Furthermore, children will be wide-eyed and utterly excited at the prospect of staying in the quirky den-like bunk beds in the second bedroom. Completely unique and truly timeless: this holiday home has it all.
- Whitewashed rough sawn timber interior panelled walls
- Two exterior French doors
- Colour co-ordinated sofa, curtains and carpets
- Fully fitted kitchen with island unit and bedroom furniture
- Five burner gas hob, built under oven, dishwasher, American fridge/freezer, dual washer/dryer and wine cooler
- Dining table including six chairs, coffee table and TV cabinet
- Built-in cabin beds
- Energy efficient A Rated boiler
- Built to British Standard 3632 and protected by a 10-year structural warranty
Our sales team will be working at the stand and will be happy to answer any questions you may have on buying a holiday home.
Come and see us on Stand 3-205 – Click here to buy tickets.
Location, Location, Location! We will also have a number of holiday parks working at our stand so you can discuss that dream location:
York House Leisure
The Prestige Homeseeker ‘Prestige Elevato’, another unique project that we’re proud to be part of.
The ‘Prestige Elevato’ has been the talk of the town on this beautiful promenade at Sandhills Holiday Park. What could be more pleasant than an evening of fresco wining and dining watching the sunset over the sea a lifestyle that’s second to none.
For more information on the Elevato contact:
Sandhills Holiday Park, Mudeford, Christchurch
Dorset, BH23 4AL
Call: 07595055979 (9am-6pm) or, e-mail email@example.com
‘Accolade’ The brand new residential park home single unit from Prestige Homeseeker Park and Leisure Homes
Come and see this brand new single unit 44′ x 12′ at:
The National Park & Holiday Home Show
18th – 20th May 2018
Affordable residential park home living at its best!
This visually appealing residential park home single unit really does have it all. The Accolade has a unique feature of a Juliet balcony, high-pitched roof, dorma and exterior lighting.
The interior design is warm and inviting which creates a feeling of cosiness throughout. The vaulted ceiling is complete with spotlights to the lounge, kitchen and diner create a light, bright and airy space. The high gloss kitchen works perfectly with the beautiful solid oak dining table, tv media unit and nest of tables in the lounge which also features a gorgeous corner chaise sofa. The master bedroom has fitted sliding mirrored wardrobes doors that mean bundles of light bounce around the room and show off the fabulous space that has been created.
- Juliet balcony & French doors
- 24-degree high pitched roof with Dorma
- Fitted High Gloss kitchen
- Corner chaise sofa
- Solid oak dining table, tv media unit & nest of tables
- Shower over bath, sink vanity unit & mirrored cabinet.
- Sliding mirrored wardrobes to bedroom 1
For further information on the Accolade please email firstname.lastname@example.org