Hull-based holiday homes designer and manufacturer Willerby has announced it has developed a pioneering all-electric specification enabling its models to be powered solely by electricity on the majority of UK holiday parks.
The move comes hot on the heels of Willerby becoming the first manufacturer in the sector to publish a Sustainability Report, detailing its mission to combat climate change and cut carbon.
CEO Peter Munk says the move underlines Hull-based Willerby’s commitment to making sustainability a cornerstone of the business and to work with partners to pave the way to a green future for the holiday homes industry.
It’s the first time Willerby has formally and publicly reported the progress it is making in tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions, as well as the investments it is making in its people and local community.
Willerby has now committed to publishing the Sustainability Report on an annual basis, so that customers, employees and stakeholders can see the full range of initiatives it is driving forward to reduce the environmental impact of the business.
The Willerby all-electric specification is a UK holiday home first. The breakthrough reinforces Willerby’s reputation as the sector leader on sustainability and comes ahead of the Great Holiday Home Show, the UK’s biggest outdoor holiday home, caravan and motorhome show, which opens on Friday, September 8.
Developed by Willerby’s in-house technical and product development teams, Willerby All-E will be showcased in a Willerby holiday home at the event, which is being staged for the first time at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.
Willerby CEO Peter Munk said: “We’re very excited to announce this major breakthrough, which will enable the holiday parks industry to take a big leap forward.
“Our Willerby All-E specification is the natural next step on our sustainability journey, following the introduction of the Willerby GreEN Standard last year.
“We know holiday home owners share our passion for protecting the planet and recognise that holiday parks already offer one of the most sustainable forms of tourism. Now, this ground-breaking innovation will make holidays and short breaks in Willerby models even greener.
“Equally, holiday park operators are committed to sustainability and the Willerby All-E specification will enable them to push ahead in moving from gas to electric energy supply and embrace more ways to generate green electricity on their sites.
“We’re inviting visitors to the Great Holiday Home Show to come to the Willerby Village to learn more about Willerby All-E and the sustainability benefits it offers to holiday home owners and holiday park operators.”