Away Resorts rushes to Coppergreen, owner of Kenwick Park

Fast-growing UK holiday park operator Away Resorts has purchased leisure operator Coppergreen in an undisclosed deal.

The Sheffield-based company originally had 370 lodges across four parks in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Scotland, as well as the Kenwick Park Hotel near Louth.

He was only added to the team in 2018 and is now owned by the Hemel Hempstead company backed by CVC Capital Partners.

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The deal takes Away’s footprint across 27 locations and follows the addition of Aria Resorts in August. Earlier in 2021, the owner of Tattershall Lakes in Lincolnshire added The Beachcomber, Cleethorpes, Boston West and a site in St Ives, Cornwall.

Carl Castledine, Managing Director of Away Resorts, said: “We are delighted to welcome Coppergreen to the Away Resorts family to support our ambition to be the UK’s premier holiday park provider.

Donna and David Copley, who ran Coppergreen.

“Coppergreen’s prime locations and leadership in sustainability will further enhance our offering as we seek to provide ideal holiday destinations for UK holidaymakers. “

Growth capital investor BGF is pulling out of the deal, after backing Coppergreen in 2016.

Away Resorts will now welcome more than 750,000 visitors per year.

David Copley, Managing Director of Coppergreen, said, “Away Resorts has a reputation for driving innovation across the industry and is the ideal owner for the business. We can’t wait to see what the team will accomplish in their next successful chapter.

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