New Member Spotlight: British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BH&HPA)

Business Overview

The British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA) serves as the UK’s national trade body representing owners and managers of various types of parks, including holiday caravans, residential parks, chalets, tents, and glamping sites.

Collectively, BH&HPA members oversee nearly 3,000 parks across the UK, providing over 386,000 pitches for either holiday or residential use. In Northern Ireland, our members are responsible for holiday, touring, and mixed parks, offering more than 4,750 pitches specifically for holiday use.

BH&HPA work closely with our members in Northern Ireland to ensure that the holiday park sector has representation in key consultations and at events. We work with members to identify challenges to the sector and to raise awareness of parks as a holiday option.

Why did we join NITA?

BH&HPA see great value in our relationships with the tourism alliances around the UK. Being a NITA member gives us a contributing voice to a respected body whose opinions are valued at a high level. Membership has given us an opportunity to build relationships with the industry and attend key events. Regular updates support our awareness with what is happening in the industry and how we can be involved in shaping its future. 

Our membership with NITA is a welcome benefit to existing members and helps us attract new ones. 

Sector Challenges and Opportunities

BH&HPA members around the UK have challenges with recruiting and retaining skilled staff – this is due to a number of factors. By working with NITA and as part of the TourismNI Make it Here campaign, we value opportunities to engage early with schools and further education institutions in Northern Ireland to raise awareness and highlight the opportunities within the sector and consider it as a career choice. 

Brexit and the Windsor Framework bring unique challenges to our members in Northern Ireland – it has increased red tape and there are supply chain constraints. However, the industry remains as resilient as it has ever been with the ability to adapt and embrace change.