Wellhouse Leisure takes pride of place at trade show

Shepley-based Wellhouse Leisure took space on the Ford factory stand at the NEC to show off its Ford Terrier campervan conversion

Wellhouse Leisure's Ford Terrier campervan on the Ford factory stand at the CV Show in Birmingham

A campervan manufacturer was given pride of place at a top trade show.

Shepley-based Wellhouse Leisure had the rare honour of displaying its new Ford Terrier campervan on the Ford factory stand at the CV Show at Birmingham’s NEC.

Wellhouse managing director David Elliott, said: “The show went fantastically well and we took orders from Ford dealers across the UK, who will now sell the Ford Terrier in various parts of the country.

“We even had a couple of board member directors from Ford UK come and see us which was great.”

Mr Elliott said: “For Ford to have a camper on their stand is unheard of let – alone a product that is built by someone else – so it’s fantastic for us to have ‘Wellhouse Made in Huddersfield’ product on their stand. “

The show attracted about 20,000 visitors – with the Wellhouse Terrier being the first vehicle they saw as they came through the doors.

Said Mr Elliott: “We have done many NEC shows in the past as Wellhouse, but to be asked to go on the Ford factory stand was a proud moment and shows we are going in the right direct.”

Wellhouse Leisure’s Ford Terrier has already snapped up the title of Campervan of the Year 2014 in The Motorhome Awards.

That success came jut weeks after its first public appearance at the Motorhome and Caravan show at the NEC last October.

Wellhouse worked closely with Ford UK to develop the new campervan, which is based on the new Ford Tourneo Custom - the people carrier version of the Ford Transit - and offers a more luxurious interior.

It also has a higher standard specification, including many items usually available only as options.

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