We are now accredited Living Wage Employers

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We are delighted to announce that we have become an accredited Living Wage Employer.

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate independently calculated based on the cost of living, unlike the government minimum, which takes into account what is affordable for businesses. According to the foundation, a full-time worker over the age of 23 and earning the real Living Wage will receive £1,150 more over the coming year compared to a worker earning the minimum wage.

It is voluntarily paid by businesses like ours, who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs – like the weekly shop, or an urgent trip to the dentist.We now rank alongside big household names such as Nationwide, Google, Brewdog and IKEA.

Find out more about the Living Wage.

Vacancy for Design Technician

Due to substantial growth, we are expanding our design team. We are looking to employ a competent Design Technician to assist in the design and specification of various projects to be manufactured within our facility.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Produce and manage working Technical drawings and information for production.
  • Create and manage cutting lists information which is used in production.
  • Create and amend BOM’s for our current ranges.
  • Assist with production queries and issues needing Technical support.
  • Assist in the development of our products with regards to build, and quality improvements.
  • Ability to run small to large projects.
  • Support in the training of junior staff members.
  • Be actively involved in product development, including cost benefit improvements.
  • Assist in developing our work process’s, within our continuous improvement work.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2D.
  • A good knowledge of Solidworks/Inventor 3D software.
  • An in-depth understanding of Caravan holiday home construction.
  • Minimum of 3 years drawing office experience in the Caravan holiday home sector.
  • Good design engineering knowledge with a variety of materials.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Have good problem solving skills, whilst also having the ability to focus on detail.

Strong order book at Hull caravan manufacturer leads to 80 additional production staff jobs being created

Atlas Lesiure Homes factory fit out

Atlas Leisure Homes Ltd is recruiting for 80 caravan production jobs, including jig shop and cab shop operators, finishers, roofers, and furnishers due to a strong order book and continued growth.

As staycations look likely to be here for quite some time, many caravan parks have needed to grow their fleet, and more people are opting to invest in their own holiday home rather than risking travel abroad. This has led to an increased order book – and with no sign of it slowing down – the time was right for the company to grow its people and premises.

Atlas Lesiure Homes Sutton Fields Hull factory
External shot of new Atlas premises on West Carr Business Park, Sutton Fields

The company has made a significant investment, with the strong support of HSBC UK Bank in 55,000sq foot of additional manufacturing space in the West Carr Business Park (the former McBride plant) on Sutton Fields to accommodate the new production lines within COVID safe guidelines. The site has been unused for a number of years and the investment will help to regenerate the area.

Operations director, Colin Jeffrey, said: “Obviously it’s been a tough time in our industry. Like many others we had to furlough staff during lockdown and even when we were able to return to our existing production site, we didn’t have enough space to allow our staff to return to a safe environment. So, we’re delighted to be in a position to recruit so many people and to have the space to be able to safely take them on.”

In June, Atlas created an employee led taskforce to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the rest of the staff. They then worked cross-function to implement new policies and ways of working to be able to sustain a safe working environment, including wash stations, 2m distancing, mask wearing and temperature checking for all staff and visitors before entry to site is allowed in order to manage transmission risk.
“We offer a safe environment and positive culture and would like to welcome experienced caravan operatives to continue building a successful and high-quality product. We’re on a fantastic journey and one we can all benefit from in many ways, “ continued Jeffrey.

Successful applicants will receive training and be given opportunities for personal development, along with great pay and benefits. Anyone interested in applying for one of the new jobs should send their CV to applynow@atlaslh.co.uk or click here to complete the job application form.

Job opportunity for experienced furnishers

atlas leisure homes furnisher

Atlas has an opportunity for full-time experienced furnishers – preferably with caravan experience at our Hull factory.

The role includes:

  • fitting kitchens, wardrobes, bedrooms, wall to wall lockers, skirting, top latts
  • General caravan furnishing duties

Candidiates must be able to read technical drawings and work to high standards of quality.

Successful candidates will receive a full COVID-19 induction upon starting the role.

If you are interested in ones of these positions, please complete the employment application form here.

Discover a real gem at Bridge Leisure Parks

Our friends at Bridge Leisure offer a selection of amazing holiday parks to be found in some of the most highly sought after UK locations.

You can own a holiday home in Cornwall, Scotland, Yorkshire and the Peak District with Bridge Leisure.

Due to recent demand and the rise of the staycation, Bridge Leisure wanted to create something special and affordable for people to enjoy this wonderful leisure lifestyle!

Taking all the aspects people want in a holiday home and working closely with one of the countries leading static caravan manufacturers ‘Atlas Leisure Homes‘, they have created the perfect holiday home we just know you’ll love.

Please have a read below to discover some of the Atlas Jewel key features:

Open plan living area

The living room has front opening outlook doors which really compliments the open plan layout and brings the outside – in.. 

TV unit and shelves mean there’s plenty of storage for games, books & DVDs.

Integrated appliances

Stylish kitchen, fitted with integrated microwave and fridge freezer, has a handy kitchen peninsula with stools. This is a great feature found in many modern kitchens at home.

En suite + family bathroom

Main bedroom benefiting from its very own en-suite giving you a private space to use. Whats more the spacious family bathroom even boast a full size bath! What’s not to love ????

Extra spacious twin bedroom

Twin bedroom offering an innovative space saving layout which provides ample space for guests and children.

Central heating & double glazing as standard

You’ll be warm and toasty whatever the season as the Atlas Jewel comes with central heating and double glazing. With many people using their holiday homes in the Autumn and winter we felt this feature was a must have.

The Atlas Jewel ticks ALL the boxes

  • Central heating
  • Double glazing
  • Front opening doors
  • Integrated microwave & fridge freezer
  • Kitchen peninsula with stools
  • Bath in family bathroom
  • 2 bedrooms with en-suite in main bedroom
  • Innovative space saving layout to twin bedroom

The following features are what people looking for a holiday home to buy.

  • Spacious & stylish interiors
  • Practical workspace and bedroom space
  • Outlook doors
  • Double glazing & central heating

Be one of the first to take a peek at the Atlas Jewel! We promise, you won’t be disappointed!

Staying COVID-19 secure in 2020

We confirm that we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19

5 steps to safer working

  1. We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
  2. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
  3. We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
  4. We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
  5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk

Continued growth at Hull-based caravan manufacturer leads to two new appointments

Hull caravan manufacturer, Atlas Leisure Homes, has bolstered its sales team with the creation of two new director roles. 

Janette McClean

Janette McClean has been promoted from her Regional Sales Manager role to Regional Sales Director – North. She has been with the company for over two years, in which time she has successfully led the northern team with both new customer wins and year-on-year growth with existing distributors.  

Joint Managing Director, Phil Spark, said: “Janette has supported the business through a time of rapid change and growth, taking responsibility for sales, customer service, and ensuring we continue to provide the very highest quality product that our dealers have come to expect from us. I was delighted to be able to promote from within for this new role. I know that she provides a safe pair of hands to support our customers.” 

Commenting on the new role, Ms McClean said “I’m really pleased to have been recognised in this way and am looking forward to delivering continued growth for Atlas and our customers – despite these strange and challenging times we’re working in.” 

Tim Parker

Joining the team in the second newly-created role, Regional Sales Director – South, is Tim Parker, who joins with a wealth of experience in the market. 

“It feels like the right time to bring someone in to the business who can help us drive further growth and so we can offer an even better service to our customers based in the south, and Tim is the ideal fit for this. He has a proven history of working successfully within the holiday home manufacturing industry,” commented Spark.  

Speaking about starting the new role, Parker said: “To start a new job in the current environment, having only met a few of my new colleagues, and not even having had a tour of the factory yet, is certainly different to what I’m used to, however I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth in to the new role. I’m based right in the heart of where many of our customers are, so as soon as lockdown ends, I’ll be able to get out and meet with them.” 

COVID-19: Important customer information from Atlas Leisure Homes

Following the latest Government advice relating to social isolation and the global outbreak of COVID-19, Atlas Leisure Homes continues to put the safety of our staff, customers and suppliers at the forefront of our minds.
Our absolute priority is to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers. We are all, as responsible businesses following advice from the Government and the UK’s health department in making sure we’re doing everything we can to prevent the spread of the virus and protect our employees.

In order to ensure some form of business continuity we have implemented our COVID-19 emergency plan, this isn’t something we have taken lightly and do hope we will all return to normality as swiftly and as safely as possible. We would ask for your support and understanding now and going forwards whilst we all get through this difficult period; in terms of this plan we have taken the following measures:

Production

We have taken the decision to immediately suspend production activities across the business until further notice. At this time, we do not know when production will re-commence, however, we will continue to update all of our customers across the coming weeks and we will be led by Government advice.

Customer Care

Until further notice Atlas engineers will not be attending any units and all warranty / aftersales should be emailed to warranty@atlaslh.co.uk . We will be reviewing these daily and will endeavour to discuss and resolve any critical issues immediately.

Sales Support

Please direct any sales requirement directly by phone or email to your Area Sales Manager or myself on phil.spark@atlaslh.co.uk.

Despatch

We will facilitate any request for despatches but will require a full 24 hr notice to ensure we have the model ready for collection, despatches will be facilitated from our storage facility with social distancing being enforced. Please call the usual number or email despatch@atlaslh.co.uk

Finance/Accounts

Please contact Atlas through your usual channels.

Our teams

We have many members of our teams working remotely so please feel free to call or email them to discuss any implications or opportunities at any time.

During these very challenging times we would ask that we all keep safe and we work together more closely than ever to ensure our industry is regarded in a very positive light and we all ultimately all stay safe and well. Please be patient with us, we will try to do our level best to support you at this time.
We will of course keep monitoring and reviewing the Government guidance and should anything change we will let you know our plans as a matter of priority.

Please above all stay safe.

Phil Spark, Steven McGawn, Colin Jeffery
Atlas Board Directors

First delivery of Wisteria Lodge in Scotland.

Beechtree Park Homes near Stirling has taken delivery of the first Atlas Wisteria Lodge in Scotland. The park is situated in rolling farmland, but with easy access to motorways giving connection to all major towns such as Stirling, Falkirk, Glasgow and Edinburgh and is just the place for the quiet life sought after by the retired and semi-retired population.

You can find out more about Beechtree Park on their website

The Wisteria Lodge

The Wisteria Lodge features is available in a 2 or 3 large bedrooms, full size bath and a large en-suite shower to the master bedroom. It is completed with a utility room and generous storage space throughout.

Visit our page on the Wisteria Lodge for more information.

Visit Atlas at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020

Once again Atlas Leisure Homes will be exhibiting at the annual Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show. On display at the NEC will be Atlas’ latest 20ft wide model, the Wisteria Lodge featuring twin double front French doors; and the ever popular Debonair which is now available in a 13ft wide layout.

Wisteria Lodge

The Wisteria Lodge features two large bedrooms, full size bath and a large en-suite shower to the master bedroom. It is completed with a utility room and generous storage space throughout.

Debonair

The new 13ft wide Debonair also features 7ft high internal walls giving this Lesiure home a real sense of size. With a beautiful blend of traditional features with contemporary finishes , the sophisticated Debonair is the epitome of country house living.

Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020 

Returning to Birmingham’s NEC from 18 to 23 February 2020, over 390 exhibitor stands from across the UK and Europe come together to create the UK’s biggest showcase of caravans, motorhomes, campervans, caravan holiday homes & lodges. Plus, new season tents of all sizes, trailer tents and folding caravans all under one roof. 

Not only will you be able to see all the latest models and products, you can stock up on all your holiday accessories as well as gather ideas and advice on where to go and what to do when you get there. 

The family-friendly show features everything you need for the perfect day out, with outdoor themed activities, guest speakers and cooking inspiration. With kids going free and parking included, it’s a great family day out! 

Visit us on Stand 4170 at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2020, 18 – 23 February, Birmingham NEC. 

To book advance tickets for £6.50 Senior (over 60’s) £7.50 Adults use discount code EX1* – saving you 50p on the standard advance price. 

Click here to book now.

Included in the ticket price* 

  • Kids 15 years and under go FREE 
  • Parking Included 
  • FREE Towing Tuition 
  • FREE Motorhome Manoeuvring 
  • FREE Campervan Test Drive 
  • FREE Show Guide 
  • FREE Features and Attraction 

Visit: www.ccmshow.co.uk 
Call: 0844 873 7333* 

*£6.50 Senior (over 60s), £7.50 Adult when booking before 23.59hrs 17/02/20 after which time prices revert to the on-the-door price of £9 Senior and £10 Adult. A £1.25 transaction fee applies. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Car parking is included in the ticket price. No dogs (except assistance dogs). Children 15 years and under go free when accompanied by a paying Adult/Senior. Tickets are non-refundable. Free show guide and towing & manoeuvring tuition are subject to availability.