Back to nature brand Landal GreenParks has expanded its UK team by appointing a new development manager.

Luke Hansford, who moves over from his role as business development manager at sister brands Hoseasons, becomes the fifth members of the UK Landal team led by general manager Robbie Davies.

He will split his time between the brand’s existing parks and securing new locations.

The Dutch company has just opened its third UK park in less than a year – Landal Gwel an Mor in Cornwall.

It joins the brand’s two other UK locations – Landal Darwin Forest, on the edge of the Peak District National Park and Landal Kielder Waterside, within Northumberland’s Kielder Water and Forest Park.

Hansford, who has also worked for fellow sister brand, said: “This is a very exciting time to be joining the Landal GreenParks team. We have a fantastic product with a great heritage and a long-established reputation for quality – not just in terms of the amazing locations we offer our guests, but also in the way we work with resort owners and developers to ensure they get the best possible return on their investment.”

Davies added: “We are delighted to have Luke on board. He’s a great addition to the team and will play a key role when it comes to working alongside our current partners and sourcing and securing suitable new locations to add to our growing UK portfolio.”

Landal GreenParks originated in Holland in 1954 and now has 85 locations across nine European countries, including the Netherlands, Germany and Austria. Lodge accommodation with hot tubs feature at all three UK locations, which can be booked through an agent portal.