Monday night at the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, Lennox Head resident and business owner of BCMC (Ballina Campervan & Motorhome Centre) & Horizon Motorhomes, Clayton Kearney collected ‘Best Big Business’ gong, after 29 years in business.
“We are grateful to be recognised by the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce for all the hard work and determination we have put in to our business,” Clayton said.
“We take great pride in every aspect of the design, manufacturing, innovation, build, sales and after-sales of all Horizon Motorhomes that pass through the showroom and all the RV vehicles that are serviced at our new Service Centre. I thank my teams at Horizon and BCMC for all their hard work to get the brand to this level of recognition.”
Clayton, a mechanic by trade who started selling campervans ‘by accident’ in the late-1980s before starting Horizon Motorhomes in 1995, said he ‘couldn’t be any prouder’ of the business that now employs 26 staff members most of which are locals and produce nine different models in the Horizon Motorhomes range – Melaleuca Appeal, Melaleuca, Casuarina, Grevillea, Wattle, Banksia, Banksia + 2, Acacia and Waratah, built into the Fiat Ducato and Mercedes Benz Sprinter wheelbases.
In the last year, Horizon Motorhomes have moved into a brand-new state of the art factory in Ballina to accommodate the increase in demand for product. The RV Service Centre also moved earlier this year to accommodate the increase in demand for RV Servicing.
Just a month ago, Horizon Motorhomes launched a brand-new product – the Melaleuca Appeal. This model was developed in response to RV market trends and consumer demand from a younger demographic for compact, economical and affordable motorhomes. It was launched at the Brisbane Caravan & Camping Show in June and has been received well.
The campervan and motorhome manufacturer has already had a few reasons to celebrate over the past few years, with a collection of awards and accolades including, BCMC won ‘Business of the Year’ at the Ballina Chamber of Commerce Awards and in 2015 and in 2015 and 2016 Horizon Motorhomes won ‘Best Manufacturer’ at the Caravan & Camping Industry Association.