Bridge Leisure

Owner and operator of holiday parks

bridgeleisure.com
Date Invested
January 2015
Status
Realised

At a glance

2x
growth in park profits
>100,000
happy holiday makers per year
6
acquisitions completed

Bridge Leisure is an owner and operator of holiday parks in the UK. At May 2021 when Phoenix exited, the group comprised nine attractive and well-invested parks.

Our partnership

Phoenix invested alongside founding CEO Andrew Howe to support a buy & build in the fragmented UK holiday park sector. As well as helping to identify and acquire new parks Phoenix also worked closely with management to drive strong organic growth across the park estate through improvements to sales and marketing and significant investment in the parks.

Through a combination of organic and acquisition-led growth, park profits more than doubled during Phoenix’s investment. Bridge Leisure was sold to Park Holidays in May 2021.

"Phoenix brought much more than funding to the table. Their experience in the leisure sector, coupled with their buy-and-build expertise, enabled us to achieve significant expansion and materially enhance the experience for holidaymakers at our wonderful parks.

Andrew Howe, CEO of Bridge Leisure