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Meet The Team

The staff at Surf Bay Leisure are at the heart of what we do. Our friendly, diverse team strive to exceed your expectations by getting the job done and by doing it properly. We aim to build a great relationship with all of our customers by delivering a professional and efficient service that you can trust.


Michael Taylor

Managing Director

Michael worked alongside his Father in the Caravan business and has been involved in the Caravan industry for the last 40 years. He took over as Managing Director in 1999 when Surf Bay Leisure became a  Limited Company.
Michael has been involved for over 25 years in the repair and refurbishment side of the business, working closely with Jardine Lloyd Thompson on the Industry Disaster Plan.

Darren Milsom

New Holiday Homes Sales Director

Darren joined Surf Bay Leisure in April 1999 as a Sales Advisor and progressed to the position of Sales Manager for new holiday homes. In January 2014, Darren was appointed as a Director and deals with all aspects of the business including on park sales, trade, retail and customer care.

Adam Lerwill

Used Holiday Homes Sales Director

Adam joined Surf Bay Leisure in August 1999 as a Sales Advisor and progressed to the position of Used Holiday Homes Sales Manager. In January 2014, Adam was appointed as a Director and deals with all aspects of the business including export & pre-owned holiday homes.

Josh Taylor

General Manager of Surf Bay Holidays

Josh is the Grandson of the late John Taylor and son of our Managing Director Michael Taylor. Josh is in charge of on-park sales at all of our holiday parks.

Devon & Cornwall Sales Team

Charleen Sibley

New Holiday Homes Sales Co-ordinator

Charleen monitors our stock levels and also works diligently 'behind the scenes' making sure that all of our sales information is up to date. She carries our regular audits to ensure that the service our customers receive is second to none.

Sam Smith

Sales Advisor

Sam joined Surf Bay Leisure in November 2014 as a Sales Advisor and is based at our busy showroom in Winkleigh, Devon. Sam deals with private land enquiries as well as assisting holiday park customers. He works closely with Adam, selling pre-owned caravans to trade customers. 


Martyn Fielding-Angear

Area Sales Manager- Devon & Cornwall

Martyn joined Surf Bay Leisure in February 2020 and looks after a large selection of our parks in Devon and Cornwall.


Dorset Sales Team

Matt Steele

Group Sales Manager

Matt joined Surf Bay Leisure way back in 2009 and is our Group Sales Manager. He oversees all of our Sales and is responsible for looking after our key accounts in Somerset and Dorset. 

Somerset Sales Team

Ryan Kirk

Sales Advisor

Ryan joined Surf Bay Leisure early in 2021, and has over 15 years’ experience in the holiday home industry.

He is based at our Somerset sales centre in Brean, advising new and existing customers on holiday home ownership. Ryan also looks after our trade accounts in this area.

Carly Lemon

Carly is the customer care advisor for Somerset. She joined the  team in early 2022, with over 20 years experience working on holiday parks!

Carly deals with all customer care, after sales, and warranty issues for the Somerset area, as well as assisting Ryan in fielding sales enquiries at the Brean sales centre. 

Customer Care Team

Claire Folland

Customer Care Administrator

Claire joined Surf Bay Leisure in September 2003. She co-ordinates all of our POI inspections and progresses all the warranty claims in the Customer Care Team.

Heather Barbieri

Customer Care Administrator

Heather joined the team in January 2018 as a Customer Care Administrator and looks after our warranty claims.

Steve Woolacott

Senior Customer Care Engineer

Steve joined Surf Bay Leisure in May 1998 and is our senior Customer Care Engineer. He carries out any warranty repairs and assessments for insurance repairs. Steve is fully conversant with all aspects of caravan holiday home manufacture and is also Gas Safe registered and Morco Approved. 


Tom Jeffries

Customer Care Engineer

Tom joined Surf Bay Leisure in February 2017 and he carries out all the PDI inspections on new holiday homes. He also works closely with Steve carrying out repairs and insurance work.

Duncan Thomson

Customer Care Engineer

Duncan joined our Customer Care Department in February 2018 and works alongside Steve and the rest of his team ensuring that work is carried out to the highest standards.

Accounts Team

Sam Middleton

Management Accountant

Sam joined Surf Bay Leisure in November 2003 as a Sales Ledger Clerk, before becoming a Purchase Ledger Clerk and now, Management Accountant. At the end of 2007 Sam passed her final AAT exams and works closely with Darren and the Sales team.

Melanie Woolacott

Accounts Assistant

Mel came back to work for Surf Bay in 2013 after having a few years off to start a family with her husband, Steve. She is a valuable member of our team and works part time assisting our Accounts Department.

Sue Coombes

Purchase Ledger Clark

Sue joined our Accounts Department at Surf Bay Leisure in November 2018 and deals with all of our purchase ledger and our payroll.


Technical & Creative Team

Samantha Stevens

Web Content Manager

Sam joined Surf Bay Leisure in Oct 2009 and is our Web Content Manager. Sam is responsible for writing, editing and proof reading all of our website content.

Ray Ford

IT Manager

Ray joined Surf Bay in 2016 as our IT manager. He deals with the day to day running of our computer systems and services.




Steve Harrison

Workshop Co-Ordinator

Steve ensures the day to day running of the workshop runs smoothly and ensuring that any work that is carried out on holiday homes is completed by our deadlines. 

Sales Centres

Devon Sales Centre


Our Head office is situated in Winkleigh in Devon on land that formed the Old Airfield. This has proved to be the perfect location to be able to display over 100 static caravans from some of the leading manufacturers all in one place!

01837 680100
General Enquiries

Dorset Sales Centre


Our Dorset Sales Centre is ideally situated on the St Andrews Industrial Estate in Bridport. We always have a wide range of new holiday homes on display from some of the industry's leading manufacturers- ABI, Swift and Atlas.

Our Sales Team pride themselves on being able to provide expert advice, in order to help you find your perfect holiday home and look forward to seeing you soon.

Dorset Sales Centre
01308 427444
Dorset Sales Centre

Somerset Sales Centre


Our Somerset Sales Centre is ideally situated right in the heart of 'holiday park land' along Warren Road in Brean making us easy to find. Our centrally located Sales Centre offers plenty of parking, refreshments and a great selection of new holiday homes from some of your favourite manufacturers.

If it's a pre-owned holiday home that you're after then you've come to the right place as we also stock a selection of pre-owned static caravans.

Brean Sales Centre
01278 751171
Somerset Sales Centre