Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland brothers investing big in caravan business

Brothers Edward (left) and Colin Fearon (right) with Philip McNeill of Ulster Bank
Brothers Edward (left) and Colin Fearon (right) with Philip McNeill of Ulster Bank

By Mark McConville

Two brothers have announced the takeover of a caravan and touring vehicle sales business, with funding facilities provided by Ulster Bank.

Colin and Edward Fearon have taken over Tricam Caravans, based in Dromore, Co Down, which specialises in the sale and servicing of quality used touring caravans.

The Ulster Bank-backed six-figure investment enabled the duo to purchase the business and retain the posts of all existing staff, including creating one new position.

The investment has also supported the purchase of almost 50 caravan and touring vehicle units on site and facilitates the purchase of additional high-quality used stock.

Tricam Caravans has been trading for over 25 years under the direction of the now retired Joey and Christine Trimble.

Edward has 15 years of experience in the tourism and leisure industry while his brother, Colin, is returning from America after 26 years to run the business alongside him.

As well as sales, the brothers' plans include growing the vehicle servicing and repairs side of the business.

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"Domestic breaks and staycations are on the rise," said Edward.

"From Game of Thrones territory to the Causeway Coastal Route, the Wild Atlantic Way and more, we have stunning heritage sites and a growing international appeal which is attracting thousands of tourists every year," he added.

"Equally, this image of Ireland as a destination rich in history and with so many breathtaking sights is catching on locally too," he said.

"We're seeing more and more people from here who are keen to explore these sites and attractions."

Belfast Telegraph