Sykes Holiday Cottages
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Sykes Holiday Cottages is the UK’s leading and fastest-growing independent holiday cottage rental agency with over 25 years’ experience in the business. Based in Chester, they offer a fantastic choice of holiday homes across the UK, Ireland and New Zealand – from cosy cottages for two to larger properties that sleep 20 or more.
Founded in 1991 by Clive Sykes, the business has nearly 25 years’ experience in matching customers to their perfect holiday home. At the time of Livingbridge’s investment in January 2015, Sykes managed 5,000 properties in the UK and Ireland and generated £17m revenue. By 2019 the business manages over 17,500 properties with sales of £68m*, having delivered market leading organic growth and completed 12 acquisitions underpinned by a highly effective digital transformation strategy.
Livingbridge Win UK Mid-cap Deal of the year at the 2020 Private Equity Awards
The Private Equity Awards 2020 – Livingbridge shortlisted for two awards
Livingbridge announces reinvestment in Sykes Holiday Cottages
“The unwavering support from Livingbridge over the last five years was instrumental to our success in becoming a market leader in the holiday home and rental business.”
Graham Donoghue, chief executive of Sykes Holiday Cottages