The idyllic rural or seaside settings of many caravan parks may seem to offer the prospect of running such a business as an attractive and relaxed way of life.

As with any business, the reality is very different. Along with all the usual issues involved in running a business – including bookkeeping, payroll and VAT – the leisure industry faces particular challenges.

Competition can be fierce and the sector is vulnerable to economic factors: when money is tight, holidays are likely to be a key area where people cut back.

We are experienced in advising caravan parks to help them streamline costs and put in place structured plans to maintain and develop their businesses.

We can help you with issues including cash flow projections and forecasting, to support proposals for funding and to maintain business stability, and in reviewing the operations of on-site facilities, such as bars, restaurants and shops, to ensure that your pricing strategy is delivering the optimum profit margins.

Our services relating to park operation and development include:

  • annual and management accounts
  • audit
  • capital allowances on caravan park development costs

Find out more about what Gareth Hughes & Co can do for you please contact us to arrange a free initial meeting.

“Running a business is a demanding task which is why Rupert Bradley, the owner of Coastal Carpets, appreciates the relaxed relationship he enjoys with the Gareth Hughes & Co team.”

Coastal Carpets

“Cambrian Photography in Colwyn Bay is a familiar name with photography professionals and enthusiasts across North Wales. The largest photographic retailer in the region, the family-run business has been looking after the needs of photographers since 1946, developing its range of services over the years to include repairs, equipment hire, framing, photo studio facilities, photography courses and commercial, portrait and wedding photograp

Cambrian Photography

“Optical Tools for Industry is a small firm with a long reach. Over three decades, the firm has built up an impressive reputation in the highly specialist field of manufacturing and designing optical test equipment and now sells its measurement and inspection solutions as far afield as China and the USA. The Ruthin, Denbighshire-based company, which was founded in 1975, was the subject of a management buy-out in 2005, which led to the start of its relationship with Gareth Hughes & Co.”

Optical Tools for Industry

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Xavier Educational Software

“Everything I want from an accountant”: that’s the verdict on Gareth Hughes & Co from Phil Arundale. Phil is the latest of several generations of his family to supply local shoppers with fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and game at the long-established Colwyn Bay business Arundales. Arundales was founded in 1887 and originally started life selling fish and game, adding fruit and vegetables some 50 years ago. Today Phil and wife Wende have branched out to offer fresh produce boxes, with a focus on seasonal availability, and a delivery service for customer orders.”

Arundale’s

“When you’re running a business, working with people you like and respect makes life much easier. That applies as much to professional advisers as to immediate colleagues. Martin Bastable, who has run Bastable Upholstery Llandudno Limited in Colwyn Bay since 2005, is no exception to that rule. He decided very quickly that Gareth Hughes was someone he could work with successfully – “within the first 30 seconds of meeting him”, he says – and several years later, that first impression has been proved right. Martin says: “He’s effortlessly professional. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”.”

Bastable Upholstery
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