Meet the Team
Managing Director - Michael Hold
Michael is our Managing Director and the Company ‘front man’. Well known in the Leisure Vehicle Industry for 5 decades, he started selling Caravans in his early teens at the family business, Dave Barron Caravans in Lancashire which he developed into The Barron Group over 20 years with his father Gordon and brother David. Michael is happiest when with customers, whether face to face or exchanging witty one liner e-mails. He is passionate about all the cool vehicles we sell and Liverpool Football Club….Michael lives in nearby Kirkby Lonsdale with his wife Jo who also helps out on Sales when called upon. They even met on the ALV stand at the Caravan and Motorhome Show in Manchester, back in 2015…the rest is history...as they say.
Director of Operations & ERIBA Specialist - Faye Unsworth
Faye took over the seat of Sales Manager in April 2016 then progressed to Director of Operations in 2022 after numerous years in Catering Management, taking up a passion for ERIBA Touring Caravans at Adventure LV, and is committed to trying out each of our brands (with her 3 young children and her partner Phil) we now represent, Faye is extremely driven and is happiest when her customers are happy!
Camper Van Specialist - Phil Unsworth
Phil has been with us since February 2020 and is our go to person with anything regarding Motorhomes and Camper Vans, especially the HYMER Camper Van range we stock.
Service Manager - Rob Coram
Our Aftersales Manager has over 30 years experience in the industry and is really pleased to be working once again with Michael Hold who gave him his very first role. Rob is passionate about giving great customer service and technical support. Outside of work he enjoys riding his motor bikes and as a proud Kiwi, watching the All Blacks.
Head Technician - Jon Davison
Jon is Head Technician at Tebay and our resident miracle worker. He has the patience of a saint and the work ethic of a Challenger tank, perhaps unsurprising as his apprenticeship was with Vickers Defence building tanks. Jon is not on e-mail, but is always at the end of the telephone for any customer who needs him. Jon was in the prototyping team at Elddis in Consett before joining Adventure Leisure Vehicles, so is well used to finding solutions to any problem and to all types of caravan construction.
Handover Specialist & Technician - Ernie Willey
Ernie is a customer favourite, as well as being an excellent technician with extensive knowledge of Leisure Vehicles, he is our lead specialist for giving a thorough, but not overly complicated vehicle handover to customers who are collecting their New or Pre Loved Vehicle from us.
Technician - Pip Zucchetti
Pip was mechanic in Lincolnshire for 8 years before joining our workshop team in November 2021. Since then he has gained vast product knowledge, and thoroughly enjoys his new role here at ALV. He now lives locally in Kirkby Lonsdale with a real passion for working on his car.
Office Manager - Jenny Brimble
Jenny joined ALV in the summer of 2013 and is our Office Manager looking after all our Administration. With her two daughters now at University in Durham and Lancaster, Jenny has more spare time to fell walk with her husband and Border Terrier, working towards completing the ‘Wainwrights’ in the nearby Lake District National Park.
Digital Marketing Manager - Rick Parker
Rick started with Adventure Leisure Vehicles in April 2018 to boost our online presence, and also help out when and where needed. He previously worked for Deloitte in Manchester for 11 years before heading north to get away from city life. He now lives on a small holding with his partner Jonathan, farm cat Storme and his PatterJack Terrier Rowell. The small holding is home to over 35 rare breed chickens and 18 bee hives which produce Hazelrigg Honey. Rick still travels back to DJ in Manchester now and again, enjoys photography, and is an avid Sunderland AFC supporter!