Manufacturer from Brandon named as one of country’s most inspirational companies

Omar Group chief executive Dean Westmoreland with the group's chairman Paul Pleszko.

Omar Group chief executive Dean Westmoreland with the group's chairman Paul Pleszko.

  • Omar Group turnover up from £10m to £30m in five years
  • 220 full-time jobs created in three years
  • 40,000 sq ft factory expansion at Brandon HQ
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Luxury holiday lodges manufacturer has been heralded as one of the most inspirational companies in the country.

The Omar Group, based in Brandon, has been named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

This is a real credit to the 350 plus strong team we have working here.

Dean Westmoreland, chief executive

It is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

Omar chief executive Dean Westmoreland said: “We are proud of what we have achieved as a team here at Omar Group over the past six years.

“To be named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of an elite band of SMEs that gives inspiration to the nation is a real credit to the 350 plus strong team we have working here.

“The marketplace has been very challenging post credit crunch and we are rightly proud to have received this accolade.”

Omar Group has built up its brand portfolio and includes Omar Park & Leisure Homes, Wessex Unique Lodges & Park Homes, Omar Park Development Services (OPDS) and Boutique Lodges, Holidays by Omar.

The team has taken the group from a £10 million business in 2010 to a turnover of £30 million plus last year.

In three years the company has created 220 new full-time jobs and last year 10 apprentices were recruited, who will be trained in trades from information technology to carpentry and plumbing.

Due to demand for the group’s luxury lodges and park homes, in 2015 Omar invested in its manufacturing capability by opening a new production plant in Hull.

2016 see’s further significant investment with a 40,000 sq ft. factory extension to the group’s 13.5 acre production facility at its headquarters in Brandon, Suffolk.

2015 also saw the launch of Boutique Lodges, Holidays by Omar (Omar Franchising Limited), a unique franchise opportunity for landowners to create their own holiday lodge park following tried and tested methodology.