The great British institution of Butlin’s celebrates its 70th birthday this year. Butlin’s was bought by Bourne Leisure from Rank in 2000 in a £700m deal, along with the Haven caravan sites, Oasis holiday villages and Warner holiday-parks businesses. The deal was backed by LGV and Candover, which sold their combined 28% stake to Bourne’s management in 2004. Chairman Peter Harris founded Bourne Leisure in 1964, when, as a young accountant, he audited a caravan park and then decided to buy it. Bourne had sales of £733m in 2004.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2006
Rank45
CompanyBourne Leisure
ActivityCaravan park operator
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m733
Profit £m93
Year endDec 04
Principal shareholdersPeter Harris, John Cook, David Allen
Staff10,723
Founded1964
Websitewww.bourneleisuresales.co.uk

If applicable:

* Supplied by company † Annualised figure