There is cause for celebration at Sundrum Castle Holiday Park as Dave Brown celebrates a remarkable 45 years of service in the holiday park sector.
Having joined the industry as a cashier at the age of 18 Dave worked in customer services, accounts and operations management at various holiday parks, before becoming General Manager at Sundrum Castle in 1998. Dave has trained many young people over the years and watched them develop in their careers, including his own daughters, Lynsey and Nicola, who also work at the park as Owner and Guest Experience Manager, and Complex Manager respectively. Capitalising on his experience in training and development, Dave is now helping to shape the future of Parkdean Resorts’ business, playing a key role in a major park management project to help modernise existing systems, making them more efficient for park managers in the future.
To celebrate Dave’s landmark and to thank him for his service, Operations Director Barrie Robinson surprised Dave at his home, presenting him with a certificate, a voucher for £4,500, and a bottle of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Sundrum Castle employs almost 100 people in peak season, and welcomed almost 23,000 visitors last year. Parkdean Resorts is the UK’s leading holiday park operator with 66 parks, and employs more than 750 employees in Scotland across eight parks.
Barrie Robinson, Operations Director said: “Dave is a legendary figure at Parkdean Resorts. He has shown true commitment to Sundrum Castle Holiday Park for almost all of his career and is now shaping the future of our transformation projects as a Subject Matter Expert, having stepped back from park life. He’s had a huge impact on the careers of so many people at the park and across our wider business, and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate this incredible milestone.”
Dave Brown said: “Holiday parks have been my life, and I’m proud to have worked at Sundrum Castle and with Parkdean Resorts for all these years. To have the career I’ve had is testament to the opportunities that exist in the hospitality sector. I never get tired of training and developing young talent and I get a real thrill seeing them develop and progress in our business.”