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Choose Leisure
The UK's first dedicated motorhome broker

Choose Leisure Limited
The Showroom
Howfield Lane/A28
Chartham, Canterbury
Kent CT4 7HG [map]

To avoid narrow lanes approach from A28

01227 733557

sales@chooseleisure.co.uk

 

Open 7 days a week
Summer Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm
Sun 10am-5pm
Winter Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 10am-4pm

 

 






Our Journey

Many of you will know our story, which started nearly a decade ago, as we have the pleasure of our loyal customers coming back to us more than once. For those of you who don’t already know, Choose Leisure started in summer 2008 as just a twinkle in Paul’s eye...

 

[Start at the Beginning]

 

April 2017 - We Have Expanded

 

In 2011, when we took the huge step of buying our current showroom, workshops and forecourt, we gave up half of our previous site next door, thinking we’d never need it again - little did we know! We’ve been bursting at the seams so are delighted to have taken that site back over again giving us another huge workshop and masses more forecourt space.

It’s exciting to have reached another Choose Leisure milestone and we’re so proud of our staff, and thankful to our customers, who have helped to make this possible.

 

 

May 2015 - Our First Bailey Motorhomes Arrive

 

With Auto-Sleeper sales reaching new strengths, we were honoured to be named as one of Auto-Sleepers top independent retailers after just two years of partnership with the franchise.

 

To continue our growth in the new-sales market, we took on the Bailey franchise, specialising in the Advance range but later broadening to the Autograph.

 

 

February 2013 - Our First Auto-Sleepers Arrive

 

In February 2013 we took delivery of our first brand new Auto-Sleepers. Despite having been offered many new franchises, we felt that this was the right partnership. The quality product is backed up by quality support which is vital for our business and our hard-earned reputation. We’re delighted with our level of Auto-Sleeper sales to date and plan for it to be a long and fruitful relationship.

 

 

September 2011 - We Move into Our New Site

 

The South East lost two major dealers of the time back in May 2009 when both Brownhills and Discover Leisure closed their sites in the area. Business went from strength to strength for Choose Leisure and in September 2011 we purchased the former Brownhills site and showroom on the A28 in Chartham.

 

 

February 2010 - Snow Day

 

Can you tell we had a little more time on our hands back then...?

 

 

2009 - Choose Leisure Pioneers Motorhome Brokerage

 

Choose Leisure created ‘Motorhome Brokerage’ as a hassle-free way to sell for a higher return.

 

“Five years ago if you googled ‘motorhome brokerage’ it didn’t exist. We’re really proud to be the first people that did this and take it as a compliment that so many others have since followed suit. I believe we’re by far the best though!”
Paul Santos, MD

 

 

July 2008 - Choose Leisure is Founded

 

Nottingham-born Paul Santos was no stranger to the motorhome industry having cut his teeth as a salesman fifteen years ago before moving on to be a sales manager and then general manager for major UK motorhome dealerships. This culminated in a move to Canterbury and his passion for the industry was set.

He was trading motorhomes for himself in 2007 when the lure of an empty site in Canterbury, next door to the reduced-sized Brownhills, proved too tempting. In 2008 Choose Leisure was born.

 

Paul tells the story “We started out with just three of us. Me with my mechanical, sales and business background, my wife Jenny, who’s experience in accounts and marketing have proved to be invaluable, and Wayne Sargent who had worked as a salesman for me before. We had about six vans which we would clean and rearrange every day to make it look busy!"

 

The timing couldn’t have been worse in terms of the country’s economy with recession being declared in the autumn of 2008.

 

Paul said “It was a tough start. We sold our house and invested absolutely everything we had. It was a huge gamble but we’ve never looked back.

 

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