A WEST Norfolk businessman has taken up a key role for the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BHHPA).

A WEST Norfolk businessman has taken up a key role for the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BHHPA).

Paul Searles, who is managing director of Searles Leisure Resort in Hunstanton, is now national chairman for the organisation.

“Ours is an incredibly diverse industry, bringing together businesses of all sizes from long-established family owned enterprises such as ours, to major holiday park groups,” said Mr Searles.

“What binds us together, however, is a common goal – and it’s that of constantly evolving, and refining the standard of the services and facilities we offer to customers.”

The BHHPA brings owners and managers of some 3,000 UK park businesses together.

In his new role, Mr Searles  46, will take on a range of responsibilities including liaison with EU and UK bodies on matters which affect the parks industry.

Searles was founded in 1954 by Mr Searle’s grandfather, Geoffrey, and now, the holiday park has more than 500 holiday homes and employs around 200 staff.

The park has also announced that the 2017 season will open with £1m worth of additional activities which are being introduced this winter.

They will include an indoor water splash pool, refurbished wash blocks, new play area, and an outdoor fitness park with an array of gymnastic challenges in the fresh air.

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