Caravan firm’s empire expands

Matthew Holmes and Daniel Campbel
Matthew Holmes and Daniel Campbel
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Campbells Caravans is expanding with the launch of a third dealership following the acquisition of Blackburn based caravan and outdoor leisure business Read Caravans.

The purchase was completed earlier this month after former owners, Mark and Denise Holden, decided to sell the business to pursue other interests.

Lostock Hall-based Campbells will take over Read’s two-acre site on Whitebirk Industrial Estate in Blackburn, which includes a caravan showroom and forecourt selling new Bailey, Sprite, Sterling, Swift, Lunar and Venus caravans .

The successful aftersales centre, based on Lower Phillips Road, will also become part of the Campbells offering and includes a workshop, service centre and manufacturer approved insurance and damp repair shop.

The move enables the 47 year old family-run Campbells business to serve caravan and motorhome customers from three premises.

Director Daniel Campbell will head up the team at the new Blackburn site.

He said: “Read is a respected and established family run business that has a loyal customer base and has received awards for customer satisfaction so there is a great deal of synergy with our own offering.

“We’re very excited to be bringing it under the Campbells brand and to be able to offer customers, both existing and new, an even higher standard of customer service.”

Daniel said he delighted all of the Read team had chosen to stay on.

Joining Daniel at Campbells Blackburn will be Matthew Holmes, who has been promoted to Sales Manager of the new branch. Director Mike Barnes will remain at the Lostock Hall site to head up Campbells’ caravan dealership.