Park Of The Year 2017- Nominations now OPEN
For the 17th year running, Towergate Insurance and Park Home & Holiday Caravan have teamed up to find the Park of The Year 2017. You and your neighbours could be in with a chance of winning £1,000 and a visit from the editor of Park Home & Holiday Caravan magazine, Alex Melvin. To enter, all you need to do is fill in the form below and tell us why your park should be chosen. What makes your park stand out from all of the others?
Park Of The Year 2016 Winner - Duvall Park Homes, Oxfordshire
Congratulations to the 2016 - 2017 winners at Duvall Park Homes!
In its 16th year, the annual ‘Park of The Year’ competition, sponsored by Towergate Insurance and hosted by Park Home and Holiday Caravan Magazine, is back once again to announce this year’s winners – Duvall Park Homes, Oxfordshire who will scoop a whooping £1,000 which will be split in to £500 for the winning entry and £500 for the park.
This year, Park of The Year got more entries than ever and the panel of expert judges had a difficult decision to make. The judges eventually settled on Duvall Park Homes located in Oxfordshire which was nominated by park home residents, Jane Stubbs, via the Park Home Owners Club!
Park Of The Year 2016 - Nominations Closed
Once again, Towergate Insurance have teamed up with Park Home & Holiday Caravan magazine to launch their latest quest to find the UK's best run park home estate.
You and your fellow park residents could be in with a chance of winning a £1,000 cheque, a trophy to showcase your win and a visit from Park Home & Holiday Caravan magazine's editor, Alex Melvin. Enter your park using the form below and tell us what makes your park special. Whether it's the park's spectacular location, park facilities or even good community spirit, we want to hear from you!
Entries for this competition have now closed. See our blog to find out this year's winner.
Park Of The Year 2015 Winner - Swiss Farm, Henley-On-Thames
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 winners at Swiss Farm!
From left to right: Henry Morrison Jr, Mark Morrison & Henry Morrison Sr of Morrison Homes. Alex Mevlin - Editor of Park Home & Holiday Caravan Magazine. Linda Knight & Keith Knight - Nominators. Don Hilton - Swiss Farm Park Manager and Adam Summersby of Towergate Insurance.
Now running for over 15 years, the annual 'Park of The Year' competition, sponsored by Towergate Insurance and hosted by Park Home and Holiday Caravan Magazine, is back and we're pleased to announce the winning park for 2015 is Swiss Farm, Henley-on-Thames.
What makes the award so special is that the parks are nominated by their own residents. Linda and Keith Knight of Swiss Farm commented:
"It's a lovely park in a great location, convenient for the centre of Henley, which is just a short walk away, plus there's a bus stop at the park's entrance for those who want to go further afield. People here are very friendly, but without being overbearing, with everyone respecting each other's space. The lifestyle is also very relaxing and the park feels very secure, so you have no worries if you go away for a few days. I also love our home itself, and it's a great place to be detached and to have lots of interior space."
The couple also praised the Park Manager, Don Hilton, who has lived on the park for 52 years and managing the park for the last 25 years. They explained:
"Don is a great manager, really hands on in his approach and always willing to help people out. His enthusiasm helps to make the park such a nice place to live."
Also delighted that Swiss Farm won the award were the the park's owners, the Morrison family. Henry Sr bought his first park back in 1982. He commented:
"I thought the park home sector would be a good place to invest in, so took the plunge back in 1982. We now have 13 parks, achieved all through organic growth rather than through any great planning. All our parks are for retired people and are all in exclusive locations around the UK. We always treat residents with the utmost respect, treating them how we would like to be treated ourselves."
Henry Sr continues commenting on the prize:
"It was very unexpected, and we are, of course, delighted to win. I must say though that all the credit should go to the Park Manager, Don, who does a great job in running the park and is well respected by the residents and by ourselves."
The proud sponsors, Adam Summersby and Lauren Mason, of Towergate Insurance also attended. Adam explains why Towergate continue to sponsor the competition:
"As specialists in park home insurance, we are keen to play our part in the park home sector, supporting good sites that are great places for residents to live. On a personal level, it's also great for us to get out from behind our desks and meet park home residents in person, to get a feel for the communities they live in and see how we can better support them. This can then be fed back in to our park home policies, making them even better suited to the particular needs of park home residents."