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Forest View receives £300k investment

8 April 2021

The Forest View pub and caravan site in Northwich has undergone a £300,000 investment, thanks to a business finance loan from Reward Finance Group.

Carol Gerrard-Hughes originally bought the tenancy for the pub and the site back in 2007, and now plans to extend and refurbish the site, build a new toilet block, create 20 more touring pitches and provide additional electrical points for the caravans.

Her connection with the venue dates back to her childhood, when her parents bought a caravan at the site and she started washing up in the pub, before working behind the bar and ultimately running it.

Matthews Sutton & Co Accountants in Liverpool introduced her to Reward Finance Group, who provided the funds.

"When the banks would not support me, I was close to putting everything on the market and selling up," said Gerrard-Hughes. "However, Reward saw the passion I had for the site and Russell Holt and the Reward team worked tirelessly to provide me with the funds to turn my childhood dreams into reality.

"My parents and two siblings spent some wonderful holidays and getaways here and, from being my second home, it has now turned into my real home for my husband Mike and our six children.

"I am also delighted my eldest daughter Sophie is my new business partner, and I am very excited about the future, now that it is secured."

Russell Holt, business development director for the North West at Reward, added: "The money we have lent to Carol has been invested wisely as it has transformed the site, making it a real destination for holidaymakers, especially with the rise in staycations, and a great place for people who live in the static caravans."

(via Insider Media)