Nic Allen: Speaking at Leisure and Hospitality World

Nic Allen

Avon Estates Ltd

Expansion – The Tight-Fisted Way

About Nic Allen

My family have been in the holiday Park industry for over 60 years. It’s a family business throughout with this being my 20th year working for the company and the last 10 years as being Managing Director. The last 5 years have seen a massive growth of the business where we have gone from the small family company of 4 parks, with a portfolio of 14 parks with another 6 parks that we run and operate on a daily basis. The company now employs 120 staff and we still try our hardest to be a family company at heart, however as we have grown, so have the issues of keeping it family. After studying Hospitality at Bournemouth University I had finished my degree and was on a gap year when the phone call came from home to say it was time to return and get my hands dirty in the family company.

A brief history and recollection of our own business of where we started to where we are today. Looking at the expansion of the business from its humble start 35 years ago to where we are today. The focus of the seminar will be a light-hearted look into our expansion into the holiday park market with some of the innovations that we have taken on board including the good, the bad and the ugly.

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