Bruton Solutions Ltd. is owned and run by Pauline Bruton and her daughter, Nina. Pauline came into the business in January 1969 within the Anthony Bruton Caravan Group gaining experience within the touring caravan, holiday caravan, the park home industry and more latterly, the holiday lodge market.
Nina graduated with the industry’s foundation degree in Tourism and Park Management with distinction and is also the Secretary of the BHHPA Thames and Chilterns Branch.
Pauline served two terms as Chairman of the then residential section of the NCC, the National Park Homes Council, whilst also sitting on committee of the BHHPA South East Branch. She is currently Chairman of the BHHPA Thames and Chilterns branch.
Selling her last park home estate, The High Pines in Berkshire in 2001, gave Pauline the chance to work together with her daughter, at that time an IT consultant and so search4parkhomes.co.uk was born. (Search4parkhomes has now been pulled offline and traffic redirected to Park Home Living).
In June 2004, they took over www.parkhomeliving.co.uk making this web site probably the largest and most used within the park home industry today. With a database of nearly 1,800 residential park home estates and a supplies and services section. It has also become a reference point for many companies and employees within the trade.
A natural progression to the holiday side of the industry followed and in May 2005 www.justlodges.com went online. Just Lodges has a database of nearly 1,500 holiday lodge and log cabin developments and a supplies and service section. Enjoying great success on the Google search engine coming up in the No 1 position for a variety of keyword searches,
Tailoring our websites to the needs of our traffic and after many requests from ‘buy to let’ investors, in 2009 www.justlodgeholidays.com went online. This website allows private investors to compete on a level platform with holiday lodge and log cabin developments by the advertising of lodges and log cabins to rent, individually.
In 2010 www.parkhomeforum.co.uk went online and has become very active, currently with 1,351 members.
In 2013 following new park home legislation which forced park owners to distance themselves from helping their residents sell their homes, we went online with www.parkhomesforsale.co.uk, built for the exclusive use of residents private resales. (This website has recently been redesigned and is in the middle of being built and will be online in its new format in January 2020)
www.lastminutelodges.com went online in June 2014 and has exceeded our wildest expectations – borne out of recognition that people are booking their holidays later and later in the hope of getting a bargain special offer.
With more and more lodge parks advertising with us, we were beginning to lose private lodge resales as we had diminishing spaces on Just Lodges as to where they could be shown and so in 2016, we went live with www.justlodgesforsale.com. A bright, attractive contemporary website, which has now begun to attract traffic.
We believe our experience gained over the years as a park owner has been of substantial benefit to our websites over other companies new to the industry, having just recognised a marketing opportunity.
The ‘caravan’ industry, as we all know, is a complex industry with some very unique legislation and you need a company to showcase your products who understands this and can advise your potential purchasers properly, with all the correct information.