Camper UK rise from the ashes with new store opening

  • Alan Pickering and Dean Hyde, joint Managing Directors at Camper Van UK with staff. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK staff. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Dean Hyde, Managing Director of Camper UK. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Lincoln MP, Karl McCartney. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Dean Hyde, Managing Director as Camper Van UK and Lincoln MP, Karl McCartney. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Alan Pickering, Managing Director of Camper UK. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Inside one of the Camper Vans
  • Camper Van UK showroom
  • Camper UK opening speech by Dean Hyde, Managing Director. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK staff working in the service area. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK staff working in the service area, Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK service area. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Alan Pickering and Dean Hyde, joint Managing Directors at Camper Van UK. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK Showroom. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK Showroom Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Alan Pickering and Dean Hyde, joint Managing Directors at Camper Van UK with staff. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK staff. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Dean Hyde, Managing Director of Camper UK. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Lincoln MP, Karl McCartney. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Dean Hyde, Managing Director as Camper Van UK and Lincoln MP, Karl McCartney. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Alan Pickering, Managing Director of Camper UK. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Inside one of the Camper Vans
  • Camper Van UK showroom
  • Camper UK opening speech by Dean Hyde, Managing Director. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK staff working in the service area. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK staff working in the service area, Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK service area. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Alan Pickering and Dean Hyde, joint Managing Directors at Camper Van UK. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK Showroom. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Camper UK Showroom Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Camper UK celebrated their grand reopening on February 6, just over a year after a fire devastated the company’s former home.

The Lincoln-based camper van sales firm have opened a new showroom on Deacon Road, which they say is bigger and better then their previous store.

The company lost everything inside their old showroom, including 26 vehicles, after the fire broke out in January 2014.

The damage at the Camper UK premises on Station Road in Lincoln.

The damage at the Camper UK premises on Station Road in Lincoln.

The new building consists of a main showroom, an outside storage area, a service area and an accessories shop. The firm are currently selling camper vans starting at £26,000 to £102,000.

Alan Pickering, Joint Managing Director for Camper UK said: “We are a £15 million turnover business. Over the next few years we want to develop that into an £18 million turnover. Camper UK is a good solid business.

“I think we have done a fantastic job which is testament to the team we have. We were always looking to move and we found this building around 18 months ago and during the negotiations and the moving in period we had the devastating fire.

“To get to where we got to now without the fire is a marvellous effort. With the fire it is unbelievable what we have achieved.”

Lincoln MP, Karl McCartney also attended the opening. He said: “It is amazing where they have come from in a year. It is a great site and it is amazing to take a tour to see, not just the showroom but also for the workshop facilities that they have.”