Meet the Founders
Matt Sims spent almost two decades working in the music and events industry, initially at the noisy, greasy end for a vast array of stadium acts, and later advancing to the Chairman’s seat of an acclaimed, international event management company. There he produced global conferences, award ceremonies, book launches and corporate parties with world leaders, royalty, dignitaries and stars of sports field, stage and screen.
He discovered a passion for motorhomes but was frustrated by the poor customer service across the board, knew he could do better and decided a career change was in order. In 2011, he co-founded an entirely new style of motorhome dealership, where customer service and aftersales care were the focus.
By 2015, with a clutch of awards and accolades from industry leaders, Matt sold his shares and established The Motorhome Holiday Company to deliver the same service to hire customers. Now based near Bristol Airport to maximise European travellers wishing to come to the UK.
The next step was to reach customers who wish to take extended motorhome holidays without the costs and hassle of ownership.
Enter Belmont Leisure!
Glen Maxwell-Heron started his career in engineering and project management and has spent two decades thriving in the business-to-business sector, most recently as a business consultant and professional trainer. He was bitten by the motorhoming bug during two holidays to New Zealand when he was living in Japan.
Since returning to the UK with his young family, he has used motorhomes to tour France and Spain as well as regular trips to music festivals. He has first-hand experience of motorhome hire - having rented out three of his own for over four years – and a keen eye for detail and numbers.
Glen has years of experience in investing in peer-to-peer and crowdfunded projects. This experience, coupled with his own unique insight into making money through motorhome ownership, positions him as the ideal partner in this venture.
It was Glen’s offer to Matt of help with an investment strategy for the growth of the Motorhome Holiday Company that led to the establishment of Belmont Leisure Investment. He spotted the opportunity for a successful business whilst allowing both of them to pursue their own motorhome hobby and help others embark upon their own adventures.
“Having owned a number of motorhomes over the past decade, I know motorhome ownership can be extremely rewarding. Equally, it can be a hassle. It takes time to prepare the motorhome for each trip and can be costly, particularly for those with young families. Cleaning and maintenance can be time consuming, and the pressure is on you to ensure the motorhome is roadworthy and legal. The Motorhome Holiday Share Scheme takes all that hassle away. It’s a case of turn up and go! Plus, why have a nancial liability sat on your drive losing money for most of the year when you could use it when you want it AND you never have to clean it!”
"With seven years' experience of the motorhome hire business, the journey to launching this model has been a very natural progression. People want flexibility. We are increasingly living in a ‘sharing economy’ where traditional ownership is less popular. We rent our cars through products like PCP and increasingly rent our homes. Why should motorhome holidays be any different? We believe we have a great opportunity to deliver motorhome holidays to a changing marketplace. The demand is there but often the funds to purchase are not. The market is changing and we are excited to be leading the way.”
Phone: 0117 2900 900
c/o JMT Leisure
Weston Super Mare
Weston super Mare
Company Registration Number: 10335984
VAT Registration Number: 283 8126 84