Bourne Leisure is the largest provider of holidays and holiday home ownership in the UK. Their brands, Butlins, Haven and Warner, are amongst the most recognised within the UK holiday market, and Bourne own and operate leisure assets on 6,500 acres of some of the best leisure real estate in the country. Bourne operate 54 parks, resorts and hotels largely located on the coastline of Great Britain.

Haven operates award-winning, family-focussed caravan parks around the coast of Britain. The 38 parks have in excess of 37,000 pitches, making Bourne the largest operator of caravan parks in the UK. Almost all parks offer the opportunity to own a holiday home and Haven look after nearly 25,000 holiday home owners.

Butlin’s is one of the most recognised brands within the UK holiday market, offering a family product with the emphasis on providing quality family time and live music weekends. Butlin’s has three resorts located in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness.

Warner is the UK’s only ‘grown-up’ hotel chain, providing guests with child-free short breaks across an eclectic collection of 13 countryside and coastal hotels and villages with further properties opening in the next few years.

“Water-based activities are part of our core offering across all of our sites, with swimming pools, activity lakes and bodies of water all featuring heavily. It’s a key part of what keeps people coming back to us each year.

“Naturally, safety, including water-related safety for our customers is priority one and ensuring our staff are fully qualified and trained, is vital.

“We’ve been working with RLSS UK, industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training, for over 20 years. RLSS UK’s brand mirrors our own, in that they are too British and iconic, but in more practical terms RLSS UK’s qualifications are robust and widely-recognised as being the ‘industry standard’ which gives everyone peace of mind. 

“RLSS UK is quick to spot unmet customer need where education or training is required. They have both the skills and flexibility to respond quickly and develop solutions. In fact, it’s how the National Pool Supervisor Qualification and National Pool Manager Qualification came about, just two of RLSS UK’s inovations that we’re committed to, to improve safety in all of our swimming pools.”  

Craig Valentine, Health & Safety Support Manager, Bourne Leisure