Caravan park grading officers from across the United Kingdom have met in Shrewsbury and toured parks in Shropshire and Mid Wales as part of a benchmarking project.
The aim of the two day meeting was to highlight the consistency of approach in assessing parks to the current British Graded Holiday Parks Scheme (BGHPS), which is undertaken by the tourism authorities for Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
During their visit the grading officers visited Seven Oaks Holiday Park, Crew Green, near Shrewsbury, Smithy Caravan Park, Abermule, near Newtown, Gwernydd Hall Holiday Home Park, New Mills, near Newtown, Beaconsfield Farm Holiday Park, Shrewsbury and Oxon Pool and Oxon Hall Touring and Holiday Home Park, Shrewsbury.
They ended the final day with a meeting in the conference room at award-winning caravan dealership Salop Leisure’s Emstrey headquarters, Shrewsbury.
The benchmarking visit was organised by Heddwyn Jones, Visit Wales’ regional quality development manager. He said all officers had found the visit to be beneficial and worthwhile.
“Whilst the visits did not constitute official grading assessments, I can confirm that the standards presented on the day were to a high five star standard,” he added.
Dylan Roberts, Salop Leisure’s managing director, said he was delighted that the benchmarking project had chosen to meet in Shrewsbury and to visit a number of five star caravan parks in Mid Wales and Shropshire.
“We have many of the UK’s best caravan parks here in Mid Wales and Shropshire due to the constant investment of owners who are committed to achieving the highest standards,” he added.
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