Olympic Torch - Your Motorhome
Cheshire based firm Your Motorhome was delighted to have been selected last week to provide motorhomes for the crew from G4S accompanying the Olympic Torch relay across the UK. But there was a problem. With just 7 days to go, the company had to deliver 4 brand new motorhomes. And its fleet of vehicles was already fully booked.
Your Motorhome was determined not to disappoint. Showing appropriate Olympic spirit, the corporate motorhome hire team at Your Motorhome worked with supplier Auto-Trail UK to locate 4 brand new vehicles. Unfortunately those motorhomes were still on the production lines in Sienna in Italy! Ordinary transport would be too late for the project, so with just 48 hours before they were needed, Your Motorhome persuaded the Trigano Group to complete the motorhomes early, putting in the overtime for the Olympic cause.
On Monday, a team of 3 Your Motorhome drivers and Managing Director Nick Edwards flew out to Pisa to begin the hectic 1,150 mile journey to bring back the perfect motorhome hire for the torch relay to begin on Saturday at Lands End. With just 48 hours to get back to the UK and test and fit out the motorhomes, it was a big ask. But the Motorhome hire team at Your motorhome.com were confident of making it just perfect, and they delivered on time to a delighted client.
Your Motorhome was chosen for its ability to supply great motorhomes perfect for the relay. Starting in Lands End on Saturday, the Olympic torch is visiting every corner of the UK over 70 days, bringing Olympic spirit to 90% of the country. G4S have chosen brand new 7-berth Ci 707 luxury motorhomes to assist them through the relay. Each day they will follow the tour and at night the team have perfect accommodation without the inconvenience of checking in and out of hotels. The motorhomes will provide a mobile office and luxury accommodation for the support team on their grueling challenge.
Lee Thornton, Account Manager for UK Sales at Autotrail UK said: "Your Motorhome are an important customer to us. So we were delighted and proud to have been able to help them to source the necessary vehicles at such short notice to support the Olympic torch relay. Both our team and Your Motorhome had to pull out all the stops, but we got the job done."
Nick Edwards said: "Your Motorhome specialises in motorhome and camper van hire all over the UK. For a holiday with a difference or a corporate event, Your Motorhome will go the extra mile to make sure that your motorhome hire goes just perfectly. But on this occasion it needed 1,150 extra miles and a cross continental dash to deliver the perfect motorhome hire!"
This May Bank Holiday’s Great North Caravan & Motorhome Show promises to be even bigger and even better when it takes place Friday May 4th to Monday May 7th inclusive. It’s all free – all you need to do is register online at www.caravan-shows.co.uk.
And this year it’s gone a stage further. It’s in association with The Caravan Club, the membership organisation representing the interests of over one million caravanners and motorhomers.
Taking place at Catterick Caravans’ flagship Leisure World premises, the four-day extravaganza promises great deals on new motorhomes - as well as entertainment, advice from top equipment suppliers, even a choice of good food and drink.
Family-run Catterick Caravans is growing still further with its appointment as a dealer for Roller Team motorhomes.
Now run by brothers Chris and Matthew Kinsell, who are following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather, Catterick Caravans, at Richmond in Yorkshire, is continuing its expansion programme for its facilities and product range with the addition of Roller Team.
Scott Stephens, general sales and marketing manager for Roller Team in the UK, said the new dealership would gain great exposure for the firm’s products at a site which was as much a family leisure event as it was a traditional outlet for caravans and motorhomes.
“Chris and Matthew have a very positive outlook and I was impressed by this and the Outdoor Leisure World approach to selling lifestyle accessories for the great outdoors that invites potential buyers to travel to Catterick from quite a distance.”
Chris Kinsell said the Roller Team product range fitted well with the concept of what Catterick Caravans offers its customers.
“I know that buyers will be impressed by Roller Team,” he added. “Many families come here looking for leisure time options and with models such as the 707, which offers seven berths and seven belted travel seats, Roller Team has much to offer those who like to be out and about as much as they can without needing supplementary tents and awnings to accommodate the whole family.
“Our ethos is to pay attention to detail and listen to customer demands and it was obvious that customers wanted products such as those from Roller Team.
“Our hard work has made us Practical Motorhome’s dealer of the year for 2011 and that magazine made the 707 its family motorhome in the same awards. The Catterick Caravans and Roller Team brands are a natural fit.”
Image - Brothers Chris and Mathew Kinsell with Area Sales Manafer Lee Thornton.
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