Caravans

Robinsons Caravans reports best ever sales in 54 years of trading

Derbyshire-based Robinsons Caravans has reported sales of more than £20 million in 2021 – the best in 54 years of trading – on the back of £19.7 million sales in 2020.

The business saw profits of £1.6 million, beating a previous high of £934,000 in 2017.

The growth has been put down to a combination of more people buying caravans for the first time, and families having spare cash as a result of not being able to spend during lockdown.

Managing director Jarrod Clay said: “We have enjoyed record growth, but this could have been higher had there not been a shortage in supply.

“The manufacturing of new caravans has been adversely affected during the crisis, which has meant that some sales have been lost.

“However, as production levels return to normal, demand remains strong, and we are confident of continued growth.”

To help meet the growing demand, Robinsons Caravans launched an online shop.

The business, based on the edge of the Peak District National Park in Brimington, near Chesterfield, is owned by MBH Corporation plc.

MBH Corporation chief executive Callum Laing said: “Robinsons Caravans has enjoyed phenomenal trading since the crisis started, which has grown the market by bringing new people into caravanning.

“It’s still difficult to travel abroad, and with the UK having so much to offer, we expect to see the caravan market continue to grow.”

MBH has 26 small businesses in its portfolio and is looking for more to add.

Each group company retains its independence and business owners are encouraged to enhance shareholder value through a share bonus scheme aligning their interests with public shareholders.

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