Lewisham Business award winner Steve Lumley turned his passion for camping and tavelling into a business hiring VW Campervans.
It’s been amazing and totally exceeded our expectations, the ongoing support we receive from South East Enterprise has been invaluable and winning the Lewisham Business Awards was superb.Steve Lumley, Owner
Forest Hill resident Steve Lumley turned redundancy into success by combining his passion for travel and adventure, with his experience of crossing Europe in a VW campervan. The journey gave Steve the ideaof setting up a business hiring out camper vans and helping clients enjoy their own road trip adventures.
Steve and his wife Kate established Campervantastic and worked with SEE from the outset. Steve says “the team at SEE were amazing right from the beginning. They gave us just the start-up advice we needed”.
Two years on the business has moved into bigger premises in Forest Hill, incorporating a retail outlet for campervan accessories. It has expanded its fleet of vehicles and taken on new staff to cope with the demand. “We were fully booked this summer and have already had enquiries for Christmas and the New Year” says Steve who plans to further increase the fleet of campervans during the coming year.
In the 2010 Lewisham Business Awards, Campervantastic won the ‘Best New Company’ category and went on to take the Blue Ribbon ‘Best Company in Lewisham’ award.