As the days get longer and the weather starts to take a turn for the better our thoughts move towards happy holidays.
And for two budding Bucks entrepreneurs it is just the right time to get their new business back on the road.
Sara Kernahan and Sally Bratton, both 44, are the driving force behind Aylesbury-based Chiltern Motorhome Hire (CMH), one of the many small growing business ventures in the county.
Sara is originally from Southport but has lived in Aylesbury for six years and also runs a mobile catering Fully Loaded in Leighton Buzzard.
Now the two businesswomen are gearing themselves to a life of leisure.
Sara was a former Thompson rep of 15 years working in Spain, so the ambitious businesswoman is well aware of the growing popularity of the leisure industry and in particular the recent growing demand for motorhomes.
She initially bought one for personal use but has now identified the business rental value and added yet another to her stable with plans for a fleet.
“I first had a vision for Chiltern Motorhome Hire (CMH) three years ago, said Sara. “I spotted a trend of more and more UK residents choosing to holiday within our shores, largely due to the ever-increasing costs of air travel.
“I bought my first motorhome for Chiltern Motorhome Hire in spring 2012, and in my first year welcomed local families and couples as well as customers from as far away as the USA, Germany and Sweden.”
Aside from enabling a lower cost holiday, a motorhome trip also gives people the freedom to explore – you can be in Cornwall one day and on the Jurassic coast looking for fossils the next.
Most UK camp sites provide full facilities, including an electrical hook-up, water supply and toilet/shower blocks (although there is a shower and toilet on board all CMH vehicles), which makes living in the motorhome extremely easy and comfortable.
At the moment the company offer a 4-berth Sunseeker which is great for couples or small families or you can choose the 4-6 berth Katamarano which is a better choice for larger families or groups of friends.
Chiltern Motorhome Hire also offers a tent hire and equipment service.