A pair have turned their ardour for tenting right into a enterprise – which they hope will profit from British demand for holidays as lockdowns raise.
Trudi and Adam Lilley have launched new motorhome rent enterprise Hey Campers, in Coalville, within the Nationwide Forest.
The couple mentioned they have been trying ahead to a busy summer season season because the Authorities lastly begins bringing down months of pandemic restrictions.
They might additionally profit from tenting and caravanning being allowed to open up earlier than resorts.
The couple have been campers for greater than a decade, and have been motorhoming for the previous 5 years.
They noticed a enterprise alternative after renting out their first motorhome once they weren’t utilizing – and have since grown their fleet to 6, with extra vans deliberate because the nation opens up once more.
The pair, who’ve run an accountancy consultancy collectively for the previous seven years, have now taken on new premises within the north west Leicestershire city.
The Hey Campers depot – which can open to the general public when Covid restrictions finish – is residence to their six motorhomes, which they’ve named Tillie, Beni, Lexie, Lillie, Minnie and, Tessie.
Trudi mentioned: “There’s a lot uncertainty round holidaying and journey restrictions in the meanwhile, however understandably, persons are determined for one thing to sit up for.
“We’ve already seen reserving for half of our summer season availability this yr and suggestions from campsites is that they’ve seen an increase in enquiries too.
“If holidaymakers can’t go overseas, then the prospect to take to the open highway and uncover one thing new within the UK is a well-liked different, particularly as motorhomes present self-contained dwelling with on-board bogs and kitchens.”
Whereas the doorways to their present residence camper stay closed for now, anybody fascinated about reserving can take a digital tour of their chosen motorhome helped by Hey Campers’ common supervisor and concierge Samantha McCaffrey.
She lately joined the enterprise having labored at Avis in Leicester till her position was made redundant when Covid-19 hit.
Additionally becoming a member of the enterprise is advertising intern and graphic designer Molly Jarvis. The Sheffield College pupil from Market Bosworth is answerable for managing Hey Campers’ social media and design.
Trudi mentioned: “With Hey Campers we’ve added a number of private touches and particular extras, to verify journeys in one in every of our motorhomes, can be really memorable.
“These embody luxurious mattress linen, made to order meals hampers, 5G enabled WIFI fitted as commonplace and premium sports activities and film channels.
“Our ambition is to additionally discover “cash can’t purchase” expertise stays and to get the message throughout to all our clients that with a Hey Campers rent they will have holidays they’ll bear in mind for a lifetime.
“Simply final yr, Adam and I have been sitting in our motorhome Tillie in Jersey overlooking the gorgeous St Ouen’s bay. As I watched the waves crashing over the rocks, Adam made us a Sunday lunch with roast lamb and all of the trimmings.
“We sat down on this good location to take pleasure in our meal and I bear in mind pondering, what extra may you need? That’s what I need for all our holidaymakers.”