A Lancashire businessman has been appointed to a top role for the association representing Britain’s £4 billion holiday parks industry.
Henry Wild has become national chairman of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association which brings together the owners and managers of 3,000 parks.
They range from small farm-based camping sites to major park groups, as well as residential parks.
Henry, 44, has served as the association’s vice chairman for the past two years, as well as regional branch director since 2004.
He is a director of his family’s long-established holiday parks business, comprising Moss Wood Caravan Park in Cockerham, and the highly-acclaimed Skelwith Fold Caravan Park in Ambleside.
A former pupil of Rossall School in Fleetwood, Henry says he originally held ambitions to become an auctioneer and land agent.
However, he was compelled by his mother’s ill health to change his career path and – whilst studying for an HND in Land Management - to help manage Moss Wood Caravan Park.
As well as running his holiday park enterprises, Henry helps his wife Hannah with her internet-based animal care business, Supplement Solutions of Great Eccleston.