Coast & Country Cottages Acquire New Business

From: Hannafords Landing
Published: Fri Apr 02 2010


Travel Lite provides an on-site laundry service to cater for all the needs of holiday home owners in and around Salcombe, together with linen and towel hire services plus the hire of nursery equipment, including cots and highchairs.

Andrew Jones, Partner at Coast & Country Cottages, explains, "We believe this acquisition gives us a fantastic opportunity to further develop our property management service and will support our efforts to become the ultimate 'one stop shop' for new and existing owners alike in the years to come. Even more importantly, perhaps, this acquisition will give us control of an area of our business that has been an increasing challenge over recent seasons". With over 425 holiday properties exclusively in the South Hams, Coast & Country Cottages have gained a reputation for the high level of service they provide to their property owners and holiday tenants alike.

Coast & Country Cottages have bought Travel Lite as a 'going concern' and will continue to operate the business along very similar lines, offering services to other holiday agents, property management companies, private rentals and individual second-home owners as required. Karen Jones, Partner, comments, "As part of the acquisition we take on all the goodwill, fixtures, fittings and other assets of the business, including, of course, the staff and partners! We are very pleased to announce, therefore, that Daisy and Don Thorn, and Norma Ferguson will all join the team from the beginning of next month - Daisy will continue to manage the business effectively going forward and work closely with Magda Jedrzejczak (Housekeeping Co-ordinator at Coast & Country Cottages), to co-ordinate the laundry arrangements for the agency, whilst Don and Norma will operate the laundry on a day-to-day basis with Daisy in support.’ Andrew continues "We would like to reassure Travel Lite customers that it will be ‘business as usual’ for 2010 and that the change of ownership will only have a positive effect on all customers".

Coast & Country Cottages have recently moved into their newly extended ‘head office’ in Hannaford’s Landing and following additional recruitment for key new positions, currently have a team of 22 across their Salcombe and Dartmouth offices. Following nine successive record years, bookings for 2010 are reported to be very encouraging with an increase of over 10% on this point last year, and the team are working harder than ever to ensure that they maximise every opportunity to encourage enquirers to choose the South Hams over anywhere else and to book with Coast & Country Cottages rather than with anyone else!

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Contact:
Karen Jones
Hannafords Landing
Island Street
Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8FE
015-4884-3773
karen@coastandcountry.co.uk
http://www.coastandcountry.co.uk
Company: Hannafords Landing
Contact Name: Karen Jones
Contact Email: karen@coastandcountry.co.uk
Contact Phone: 015-4884-3773

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