Green light for campervan hire start-up

Green light for campervan hire start-up

VW Camper GO, a classic VW Campervan hire business, has launched in Oldham after securing £22,000 in funding.

VW Camper GO has secured £12,000 in funding from the Oldham Enterprise Fund and a £10,000 loan from Business Finance Solutions (BFS).

The firm has used the funding to buy and convert a number of vehicles into campervans which they will be making available for people to rent for holidays and trips around the UK.

The company is also marketing the vehicles for use as wedding vans and for special occasions such as school proms.

VW Camper GO was founded by Simon Tait, a professional sports coach and development manager at Uppermill Football Club.

Having owned his VW T4 van for almost a decade, Simon converted it two years ago, working with Alex Smith at SMS Campers, a company based in Delph, Oldham. 

The two campervan enthusiasts then decided to set up the company together after having had many enquiries about campervans for hire.

Simon said: “Having fallen completely in love with the VW Campervan lifestyle it has been fantastic to secure the finance from BFS and the Oldham Enterprise Fund to start a business that will enable other people to enjoy an incredible way of life and freedom.

“The VW Campervans really offer people the best of both worlds – you can camp at a beach with all your facilities to hand but can also drive and park in a city centre without the hassle of navigating a large motorhome.

“Outdoor holidays are also on the up as people opt to stay in the UK and choose to explore the great British countryside and coast, and what better to do it in than an original VW Campervan?”