august blogThe dust has now settled following this year’s hugely successful World of Park & Holiday Homes Show, at Stoneleigh Park, in Warwickshire. The event, which takes place every June, is Europe’s biggest dedicated mobile homes show. As ever, the organisers, MPM Events, did a fantastic job bringing together our rich and wide-ranging industry.

This year’s event was the best attended ever; both in terms of exhibitors and show-goers. Well done to Pat and Jo Turner – you really are great hosts! If you’re a member of the trade who missed out on this year’s event, be sure to speak with Pat or Jo to secure your place for 2017. You can contact the Turners on 01789 491451. Don’t delay – we’re sure next season’s shindig will be even more successful (if that’s possible!). There were lots – 50 to be exact – of brilliant park homes and leisure lodges available to view at Stoneleigh Park. Our special review of the event (see page 28), takes you through the best of them. We’ve also got in-depth reviews of two show homes that really caught the eye: the Pathfinder Willow (see page 42) and the Omar Elveden (see page 48). I really loved both homes, for different reasons.  I’d be really interested to learn what you think of them, and the other show-stoppers from Stoneleigh too. Why not drop me a line at the below email address and let me know your thoughts.

But it’s not just Stoneleigh that takes the cake in an exciting August issue. Don’t miss our lovely story featuring Marilyn and Derek Barton, who won an exterior cladding refurbishment on their park home worth almost £5,000 (see page 64). The unassuming couple, who entered the competition we ran last year with CNC Park Home Services, said they were ‘utterly gobsmacked’ to take the prize. Well done the Bartons! It just goes to show it’s well worth entering the many competition we regularly run in the issue! Finally, on a more sombre note, it is with great sadness that we report on the death of Colin Saunders, chairman of Saunders Park Homes Ltd (see page 78). Colin was undoubtedly one of the industry’s best known and loved figures – one of the ‘good guys’.On behalf of all the PH&HC team and those that knew him, I’d like to extend our sincerest condolences to his family at this difficult time.

august coverAlexAlex Melvin




Alex Melvin, Editor

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