This summer’s World of Park & Leisure Homes Show, which took place at Stoneleigh Park, in Warwickshire, was undoudtedly a stunning success and a fitting annual showpiece for all that’s good within the industry.
A debt of gratitude should most certainly be paid to the event’s long-serving organisers, Jo and Pat Turner.
The tireless pair are two recognisable, friendly faces who everybody meets upon entering the free event. Whether you’re a member of the public, looking for help in finding a particular exhibitor or the nearest eatery, or one of the trade (like us!), who needs assistance with their stand, the Turners are always there for you! Thanks again Jo and Pat – we all had a ball!
If you are a member of the trade and would like to book a place at next year’s show, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Turners by email on: email@example.com.
Indeed, the industry itself should also be lauded and applauded for its sterling endeavours in coming together so effectively, once again.
There were more than 50 state-of-the-art new homes on display. I particuarly enjoyed running the rule over the fabulous Prestige, Omar, Wessex, Pathfinder and Tingdene stands. There really was something for everybody, but Prestige’s Bella Vista – reviewed here on page 30 – and Omar’s Accent (page 34) were two really thought-provoking options. I’m sure other showgoers have different opinions though, and I’d love to hear them. Get in touch at the usual email address if you’d like to talk me through your Stoneleigh favourites!
It wasn’t just the grand-standing park homes and lodges that wowed the crowds though. As one of the industry’s loyal service providers ourselves, we at PH&HC can certainly testify to the importance of this event in the annual calendar.
It really is the best place for park representatives and specialist suppliers and service providers from a wealth of different fields to meet existing and prospective park home buyers, as well as forge valuable inter-trade connections.
If you missed the show, or attended but just want to find out more about what caught our experts’ eye, turn to page 50 for our extensive show review.
Enjoy the issue!
Alex Melvin, Editor
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