Tarbert business are happy campers in Argyll

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A family run holiday park is being supported by Business Gateway in their plans to improve and increase the facilities they offer campers.

Port Ban Holiday Park, located in Kilberry, Tarbert, has been running as a caravan park and camping site for 47 years and its owners, the Sheldrick family, wish to continue their parents’ good work.

Recently, the company has used Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway services to advise on the development and funding of future projects.

Jonathan Sheldrick, one of the owner/directors, said: “My parents set up Port Ban Holiday Park 47 years ago and since then we have provided visitors to the area with a superb base for their time here. The scenery from our park is amongst the best in the country and we have continued to increase our services to make our customers’ stay even more memorable. It should be emphasized that the Park’s facilities such as the café, beach and children’s playground are also open to non-residents so we encourage locals and other holidaymakers in the area to visit. We are looking forward to celebrating being in business for 50 years and having the park and its facilities as complete as possible by then.

“We are hoping to install cheap overnight accommodation such as a wigwam or camping pod/hobbit house for guests who don’t want to pitch a tent, which means we will have three different types of accommodation to offer.”

Donald Melville, Business Adviser, Business Gateway added: “Although Port Ban Holiday Park is a long running family business, Jonathan felt our advice and assistance would benefit the business going forward. We have helped him with potential funding avenues in order to invest in on-site developments and we will continue to work with Port Ban in the future.

Find out how Business Gateway Argyll and Bute can help your business by visiting their local pages or calling 01546 604 555. 

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