The association representing Britain’s £4 billion holiday parks industry is now being headed-up by Lake District leisure business developer Henry Wild.
Henry has become national chairman of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA) which brings together the owners and managers of some 3,000 parks.
They range from small farm-based camping sites to major park groups, as well as residential parks.
Henry (aged 44) is a director of his family’s long-established holiday parks business comprising Skelwith Fold Caravan Park in Ambleside, and Moss Wood Caravan Park in north Lancashire.
Both parks provide privately owned caravan holiday homes as well as touring pitches – and were among the first to gain the David Bellamy Conservation Award on its inception two decades ago.
They have retained the award each subsequent year at its top gold level, and have also gained other accolades for environmental care and the quality of the parks’ surroundings.
With the vast majority of Britain’s parks being individual family-owned enterprises, Henry says the industry’s strength lies in its shared goals:
“Both holiday and residential parks within the association recognise the importance of constantly evolving and raising the quality bar in order to meet customer expectations.
“BH&HPA members are always keen share with other parks their knowledge and experience of how to keep going forward, and the association is the perfect platform for facilitating this,” said Henry.
As well as running his holiday park enterprises, Henry assists his wife Hannah with her successful internet-based animal care business, Supplement Solutions