Bridge Leisure named one of the UK’s fastest growing companies

Milton Keynes based holiday park specialist Bridge Leisure has been named one of the UK’s fastest growing businesses in the annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.

Bridge Leisure included in Sunday Times Top 100 companies

Bridge Leisure, which owns and manages holiday parks across the UK, was ranked 26th in the league table of 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales over three years.

The company was formed by a small team of holiday park experts in 2008 to provide professional management support and consultancy for the caravan holiday park industry.

Today, Bridge Leisure owns three holiday parks in Cornwall, Yorkshire and Ayrshire, and works with many more holiday parks across the UK.

Says Andrew Howe, chief executive at Bridge Leisure: “Our aim is to maintain our rapid growth. We have the funding and appetite in place to quickly acquire new parks and we welcome the opportunity to discuss opportunities before they come to the market.

“We specialise in quiet, quick and off-market deals which are less disruptive to park owners, holidaymakers and team members.

“We are delighted that our vision to establish Bridge Leisure as a leader in our field has been achieved so swiftly and recognised in a report as prestigious as the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.”

With sales growth of 95% over three years, Bridge Leisure has followed a successful strategy of investment and development at the parks it owns:

  • Trevella Park in Cornwall was recently named one of Cornwall’s three best holiday parks in 2014
  • Sand le Mere on the Yorkshire Coast has completed investment of more than £6million over the past three years, including the completion of a high quality leisure complex that has helped the holiday village attract new customers
  • Turnberry Holiday Park on the Ayrshire coast has built a new indoor pool and expanded with a number of new pitches

Through its offshoot Bridge Leisure Management, the company works closely with holiday park owners – from families to investors – to increase sales, manage growth or help with successful succession planning.