Bentley bought out of administration

Motorhome enthusiasts holding motorhome insurance on a Bentley mobile home will be delighted with the news that the company who went into administration earlier this year has been bought by a caravan manufacturer.

Bentley Motorhomes are well known in the motorhome sector with a good reputation for the quality of their products. Over the years they have won many awards for innovation and quality but surprisingly had to call in administrators Begbies Traynor in August, following what the company described as a “significant reduction in sales”. It was a bad time for the company and its 26 staff employed at the Swinton Meadows Industrial Estate near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, especially as the previous financial year had seen the company record a turnover of £2.4 million. However, the buyout by Vanmaster does give the business a future and previous buyers specifically will breathe a sigh of relief.

Vanmaster will retain the Bentley name, motorhome design and production equipment and Managing Director Ian Thompson is delighted with the deal. He said: “We will not be mass production; we will be direct selling to customers.” He confirmed that the main focus of the on-going discussions with Bentley’s suppliers is to ensure that Vanmaster will be able to honour the warranty cover on Bentley motorhomes already sold.

Fellow Director Lesley Thompson heralded the deal saying: “This is a unique opportunity for two award-winning companies involved in the manufacture of high-quality caravans and motorhomes to work together to continue to innovate and deliver positive customer experiences.”