Jerba Campervans seeks new managing director

Simon Poole of Jerba Campervans

Jerba Campervans is looking for a new managing director as co-founder Simon Poole is set to move into the role of chairman.

The North Berwick-based VW Transporter converter is an employee-owned business and has won many accolades for the way in which it’s run.

Most recently, Mr Poole was awarded Director of the Year for Small-Medium Businesses and the Edinburgh and the Lothians regional award at the Director of the Year Awards.

He founded the company in 2006, alongside his wife Cath, and has since demonstrated that turning a passion into a business can result in great success.

Jerba Campervans has seen its annual turnover increase every year since it started and has grown to a staff of 14.

Mr Poole is hoping to find someone with similar values to himself and who understands the business’ ethos as he steps aside from the day-to-day running of the company.

He said: “Running this business has been the greatest thrill of my life. My wife Cath and I bought a T4 campervan from another converter in 2002. We loved it, but we also felt that there were a couple of things that we could improve on, and so we started Jerba.

“It has been fantastic to see the company grow so successfully and this success is down to the remarkable team we have behind us who strive for excellent craftsmanship and customer experience.”

Jerba Campervans is the only firm in Scotland to be recognised as a Motorhome Qualified Converter by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

While Mr Poole acknowledged there are lots of plans in place for the company in 2022, he also expressed the desire for a new managing director to bring fresh ideas to the role.

Jerba Campervans has built a reputation for converting Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 models and in 2015, it gained a patent for a unique pop-up roof, which is added to all its Volkswagen projects.