New era for Suffolk-based park home manufacturer

A leading park home manufacturer based in Suffolk looks set for new growth after a successful year bucking the current economic trend with an increase in turnover of over 20 per cent.

Country Homes manufactures a range of park homes including residential homes and lodges, and has a workforce of 40 staff at their base in Brome.

Following the retirement of a key member of senior management last year, a strategic review of operations has taken place, preparing the ground for a new era in the company’s growth and development.

That process has now concluded with the appointment of Peter Berwick as the new managing director.

Mr Berwick brings 20 years of industry experience with him, and he has now set out his strategy for further significant growth in the coming year.

He said: “We have a quality product we are really proud of and there are a lot of really great parks in the Eastern region working to a similar quality and ethos.

“Although our customer base is UK wide, we’re particularly keen to meet existing demand for park and leisure homes here in our own region.

“We’ll also be working hard to support park owners here in creating new business too, and we have a loyal and skilled workforce to deliver that.

“Based on the growth we experienced last year and exciting new leisure lodge models in development for 2013, we have set ourselves some ambitious new targets, and that could also potentially mean new opportunities to join our team.”

Additional plans for 2013 include the introduction of a new customer service charter and extra layer of support with a revised home handover system, making processes easier for both homebuyers and park owners.

Mr Berwick added: “Our market positioning nationally is as a high quality park home builder, so it’s extremely important to us that all areas exceed expectations.

“We’re very excited about the year ahead.”

For further information about Country Homes visit or call 01379 871041.

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