Our Partner Company Grows Board of Directors

The Preston dealership has announced that Rob Clarkson and Neil Rowlands have joined the board as Service Operations Director and Finance Director, respectively.

Managing Director Glen Campbell said: “Bringing Rob and Neil to the board feels like a natural step in strengthening the Preston Caravans leadership team, ensuring all our key areas are represented in planning and improving the business for years to come.”

Rob has a strong background in aftersales, having brought experience from the auto trade to the caravan industry. He’s built a solid reputation in the caravan and motorhome world for creating efficiency and maximising the customer experience. Under his guidance as Aftersales Manager, he has honed the aftersales team and improved our processes and will have key involvement in the company’s further plans for expansion.

Neil is also a strong asset to the Preston Caravans and Motorhomes team. A trained accountant, he has proven his business acumen and has been a successful Financial Controller at Preston Caravans. His forward thinking ensures that we will continue to diversify and invest wisely in the future of this business.

The new appointments join the rest of the board; Glen Campbell (Managing Director), Adam Hulme (Sales Director), Katie Campbell (Accessories and Rental Director) and Charlotte Campbell (Marketing Director).

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We’re Hiring! Motorhome Rental Assistant

We are looking for a confident rental assistant to be part of our motorhome rental team. Our ideal candidate is happy to work independently as well as taking direction where needed, and is confident talking with the public. A good eye for detail is essential, as we take pride in our rental service and vehicles being the best in the industry. This role has busy periods, especially in the summer, so strong initiative and can-do attitude is key.

Your role will include:

  • Using our rental booking system (training provided) to book in our customers for their motorhome and campervan hire
  • Contacting customers over the phone to remind them to send in documents and pay remaining balances
  • Checking through the motorhomes (checklist provided) to ensure that they are ready and have the right equipment and are in pristine condition
  • Showing customers round their motorhome on the day of collection and explaining how to use the main elements such as the boiler (full training on how to do this will be provided)
  • Checking customers back in when they return their motorhome and using our guide to make sure there has been no damage to the vehicle
  • Liaising with the customers in the event of damage to ensure they are aware of charges that they will incur (again full training on this will be provided)

Full training will be provided, however candidates with existing experience in car hire, customer service or with caravans or motorhomes will be preferred.

Please be aware that this role includes regular weekend work, so consistent availability on Saturdays and Sundays is absolutely essential.

To apply, email your CV to katiec@prestoncm.co.uk

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Summer Availability!

The school holidays are almost upon us, and we still have some availability for select dates or opportunities for adventure once September is here.

Please note, prices and dates are only guaranteed at the point of booking and are booked on a first come, first served basis.

 

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Last Minute Rental Deals!

Looking for a hassle free family holiday? We have a limited number of deals available in our 4 berth motorhomes. Don’t delay on these last minute offers, once they’re gone they’re gone!

All deals are “on the road” prices, and include insurance for 1 driver with unlimited mileage, crockery and kitchenware, and gas bottle. Hirers will need to place a £1000 security deposit (pre-authorised, so the money does not actually leave your account) or take out collision damage waivers.

Sunlight T68 4 Berth – One model is available 6th-13th June for just £798, another for 6th-10th June for £456!

Sunlight T9LC 4 Berth – Available 6th-10th June for just £456

Etrusco T69QB 4 Berth – Available 6th-13th June for just £798

Etrusco A66BB 4 Berth – Available 2nd-9th June for just £833

Call our rental team today on 01772 685949 or email rentalbookings@prestoncm.co.uk to get booked in!

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We’re Hiring: Purchase Ledger Manager

This is a role offered to replace an outgoing valued member of the finance team.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV to charlottec@prestoncm.co.uk

We would expect the role to include the following responsibilities;

  • Obtaining authorisation from dept managers for all PL spend
  • Posting purchase invoices to purchase ledger
  • Perform supplier statement reconciliations back to ledgers
  • Chase any identified missing invoices from suppliers
  • Assisting in the preparation of the monthly payments
  • Ensuring all credit card expenditure has a supporting invoice
  • Posting all invoices to purchase ledger
  • Reconciliation of Bank credit card income back to expected values
  • Assisting in month end management accounts compilation
  • Ordering stationery
  • Other general admin duties within Finance

We operate with a Finance department of 3 including this role, so a tight unit with constant communication of any issues to resolve amongst the team.

We would expect all applicants to be at least AAT qualified or currently studying or qualified by experience. We are an equal opportunities employer and really looking to find the right person to fit into our team and wider organisation.

Of course relevant experience would be a distinct advantage as we would prefer the successful applicant to hit the ground with enough pace to pick up our systems & processes fairly quickly.

Full training will be provided and you may enjoy the benefit of a transitional handover period if you can start fairly quickly within the next few weeks.

Ideally we will be looking for an immediate start, however we may be able to wait a little longer for an exceptional candidate.

Benefits:

Flexible working hours

On-site parking

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,500.00 per year

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Holiday Inspiration: Skiing in Switzerland

Combine the slopes and the open road with a motorhome rental trip to Switzerland – here’s our suggested itinerary for a great trip, from our rentals assistant Brad. Prices based on 2 Weeks in Jan, Feb or March, the best times for snow.

Payment Options for your Motorhome Rental:

4 Berth:

Book now pay later – £300 Deposit, £759 6 Weeks Before Trip**

Pay Monthly – £300 Deposit, Monthly payment from £84 **

6 Berth:

Book now pay later – £300 Deposit, £837 6 weeks before trip **

Pay Monthly – £300 Deposit, Monthly payment from £94**

Itinerary

Day 1 – Rental Site – Harwich Port (Book Stena line Ferries to Hoek Van Holland Overnight Ferry Departs 23:00 arrives 08:00)

Day 2 – Arrive in Hoek Van Holland at 08:00, Begin Drive to Camping Fuussekaul Luxembourg (Approx. 4hr Drive)

Day 3 – Begin Drive to Camping Jungfrau Switzerland (Approx. 5hr 30 Drive)

Days 4 to 7 – Skiing in Jungfrau Ski Region

Day 8 – Begin Drive to Saas Fee on Resort Aire (Approx 2hr 15 including journey on the Kandersteg Car Train)

Days 9 – 11 Skiing in Saas-fee Region

Day 12 – Begin Drive Back to to Camping Fuussekaul Luxembourg (Approx 7hr)

Day 13 –  Begin Drive to Hoek Van Holland (Approx 4hr Drive, 14:15 Ferry, Arrives at 19:45)

Day 14 – Begin Drive from Harwich Port to Rental Site (Approx. 4hr 30 Drive)

** This price includes UK & EU insurance (fully comp), breakdown cover, awning, bike rack, unlimited mileage, 1 gas bottles, cutlery, kitchenware, electric lead, water hose and full handover. Hirer responsible for ferries, tolls, ski passes & campsites.

To book your next trip, contact us today on 01772 685949 or email rentalbookings@prestoncm.co.uk

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Motorhome Rent UK Lends Campervan for Ukraine Border Journey

As you will have undoubtedly seen, the news is currently saturated with the terrible situation with Ukraine. Here Motorhome Rent UK and at our partner site Preston Caravans and Motorhomes we have been feeling, as I’m sure many of you have, a strong pull to do something to help the people in this dire situation.

We have pledged to take a convoy to the Poland/Ukraine border. Our drivers will be volunteers from our Preston Caravan’s team, with a loan campervan from Motorhome Rent UK. We will also be joined by a Polish/Ukrainian interpreter and a further volunteer who has already completed a trip to the Ukrainian border, whose contacts we will be using throughout our trip. We will be setting off on the 6th April.  

On the journey out, we will be taking specialised medical equipment, winter baby clothes, satellite phones and walkie talkies, as per the request of the teams down in Medyka. These have already been gathered and are ready to go.

Once there, we are working with the Ukraine Border Action to collect 36 refugees who need to be reunited with family, friends or sponsors in the UK and Europe. As the refugee group will be almost exclusively women, children and elderly people, we are bringing a motorhome as a support vehicle for those who have medical or child nursing needs on the road. In addition, we have bought 2 minibuses to transport people, and a transit van to transport aid on the outward journey and luggage on the return trip.

We are asking for your help

We are estimating that this journey in total will cost around £12,000. Any contribution towards fuel, accommodation on the return journey, ferry crossings or food for our convoy would be greatly appreciated.

Similarly, if you have any contacts that would be able to assist us (hotels near manufacturers you often use that might be able to give us a bulk discount rate etc) that would be fantastic.

We have had significant media interest in our plans, with the BBC following us back from the UK, and we will of course ensure we give credit to all those who have supported us, including our updates on our social media platforms and website. I think this will become a story of the industry pulling together to help those who desperately need it.

All costings will be made totally transparent so you can see exactly how your contributions have helped, and should we be fortunate enough to make more than we need, we will put this toward a second trip. We will of course be updating our company social media as our journey progresses so you will be able to see in real time the difference that you have made while we take our refugees back to the UK.

We have set us a JustGiving Page, to make it easy to donate and see how our fundraising is going.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/prestoncaravansandmotorhomes-ukraine

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Treat Yourself To An Exciting Staycation with Easter Motorhome Rental

The Easter break is fast approaching, and we have final deals available! Treat your loved ones to a staycation, or venture further afield with EU insurance! Book now to secure your trip.

Etrusco T6900 QB

4 berth motorhome

11th to 18th April

Total Price: £623!

A Class

4 Berth motorhome

14th to 21st April

Total Price: £798!

Cliff Campervan

2 berth campervan

14th to 19th April

Total Price: £430!

Weinsberg Carabus

4 Berth Campervan

11th to18th April

Total Price: £595!

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We’re Hiring!

Our growing motorhome rental department needs a new addition to their team.

Your role will include:

  • dealing with enquiries and bookings over the phone and in person
  • checking customers in and out of their rentals
  • demonstrating how key elements of the vehicles work to customers when they collect their rentals
  • problem solving where necessary if customers call with an issue while they are away

Weekend availability is essential for this role.

Experience in the rental industry would be very advantageous, and any experience with caravans or motorhomes will be very valuable so please make sure to outline this in your CV, even if it is only on a recreational basis.

E-mail your CV to katiec@prestoncm.co.uk

Salary: £21,000.00 per year

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Festival Guide 2022

Festivals are back with a bang this year, and here is our top round up of UK festivals:

  • Isle Of Wight Festival 16th June to 19th June 2022
  • Glastonbury 22nd to 26th June 2022
  • Camper Jam 1st to 3rd July
  • Beat-Herder 14th to 17th July 2022
  • Kendal Calling 28th to 31st July 2022
  • Rewind Scotland 22nd to 24th July 2022
  • Rewind North 5th to 7th August 2022
  • Rewind South 19th to 21st August 2022
  • Reading & Leeds Festival 26th to 28th August

Why not add a touch of luxury to your festival experience (private bathroom and shower? Heaven!) and book in today.

Please note, many festivals require you to book your motorhome pitch additionally to your festival ticket – check your Ts&Cs to make sure you have the tickets you need to make the most of your motorhome hire.

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