Campervan conversion firm gifts Volkswagen T6.1 to staff

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A campervan conversion firm has bought a Volkswagen T6.1 campervan for its employees to use free of charge whenever they like.

Jerba Campervans purchased the model which employees converted themselves in the factory.

Now complete, Jerba’s staff members are able to book the campervan for personal trips and holidays at no cost.

With no limitations in mileage for journeys around the UK, the campervan also comes with the added benefit of high-end fittings such as an integrated hob, fridge, sink and storage space.

Crockery and camper chairs have also been provided.

Co-founder of Jerba Campervans, Simon Poole, said: “It is something we have been considering for a while, and we have certainly been inspired by other employee-owned businesses which also offer their staff unique and creative perks.

“Our team were able to work on the campervan in their free time, kitting it out to their own liking and using it for whenever they plan on going on holiday.

“Everyone is really excited to use the campervan and it’s getting booked out quickly. Rob, our youngest member of the team and not yet old enough to drive the van, has already booked to use it as soon as he turns 21.

“We wanted to give something back to the people that help this business flourish, and we thought there would be nothing better for the staff than to have their very own campervan.”

Customer support manager at Jerba Campervans, David Miller, 60, was one of the first members of the team to book the campervan for a week’s trip in August.

He said: “I really enjoyed using the campervan for my travels to Crinan Canal and other areas across the West of Scotland this summer with my wife.

“Each job has its perks – but not often as unique as being gifted your own campervan. It will be perfect for long weekends in the warmer months where I can get some more hill-walking under my belt.

“Demand for the campervan has been high, with five members of the team already getting their bookings in for this year.

“We anticipate that next summer especially will be very popular for bookings – people are already planning their trips a year in advance.”

Jerba Campervans was launched in 2006 and specialises in converting and customising Volkswagen Transporter vans for those passionate about adventure and the outdoors.

Converting Volkswagen T6.1 models, the North Berwick based firm is officially recognised by Volkswagen as a Motorhome Qualified Converter, and is the only firm in Scotland to receive this qualification.

The firm became employee-owned in January 2018 and has seen productivity increase year-on-year.

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