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Holiday home manufacturer, Willerby, increases turnover and profits


Despite significant challenges posed by Covid and supply chain interruptions, the company’s latest accounts – for the year to October 2, 2021 – show an increase in turnover of 6% on the previous year, up from £122.5 million to £129.9 million, while operating profits grew by 20%, up from £2.5 million to £3 million

Willerby also ended the year with a record cash balance for the company of £25.5 million, an increase of 40% on its previous year’s balance of £18.3 million.

Willerby CEO, Peter Munk, says,


These results are very positive. They are a tribute to the success of our business strategy and the efforts of our people in overcoming challenging circumstances. The market we serve is exceptionally strong and all the indications are that this will continue well into the future. Our industry’s fortunes are directly linked to the UK holiday market and there can be no doubt that the staycation is here to stay.

British holidaymakers have rediscovered the joys of stress-free and sustainable staycations and short breaks in the UK. That has fed through to unprecedented demand for holiday home ownership and bookings at holiday parks across the UK. At Willerby these market conditions have given us the confidence to continue to invest in our workforce, talent pipeline, production capacity and product development.

In response to the increased demand for holiday homes, Willerby has upped its workforce by 250 in the last two years, meaning it now has 1,150 employees, plus 31 new apprentice roles – the biggest recruitment of emerging talent in the company’s history.

In recent years, the company also has put a focus on its environmental impact, installing a £1.2 million biomass heating system in November 2020, and introducing an electric and hybrid company car initiative, alongside its existing cycle-to-work scheme.

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