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Company History – a family business for more than sixty successful years

Michael Woolfson

Managing Director, Michael Woolfson

After graduating with a degree in Economics from Warwick University in the early 1970s, and working in the City for two years, Michael Woolfson joined forces with his father, Marcus Woolfson, who had been running a caravan sales business from premises near the new flyover in Hammersmith, West London. They moved Greenfords Ltd down to Hampshire in the mid-1970s.

During the 1980s, the company began work on a brand-new park home development in the beautiful village of Box Hill, near Dorking in Surrey. This development was completed in the mid-1980s and over a number of years following, Greenfords’ property portfolio expanded to total four park home estates: Merrywood Park, Box Hill; Ferndale Park, Bray; Cavendish Park, Sandhurst and Blackbushe Park, Yateley.

Members of the Greenfords Team and a GX Slimtrekker caravan in 1981

Members of the Greenfords Team and a GX Slimtrekker caravan in 1981

Over time, Greenfords’ focus became Greenford Park Homes and the caravan side of Greenfords Ltd is now consigned to history.

The focus of our current commercial activity is self-storage and park home sales and development.

Michael is a former Chairman of the South-East region of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association.

In 1988, at the beginning of the development of the UK self-storage industry, Greenfords Ltd purchased the land in Eversley, between Hartley Wintney and Reading which is now Eversley Storage and the location of the Greenfords Ltd office building, built in 2002. Russ Hammond joined the company that year and was made a Director in 2009.

Greenfords Ltd office

Greenfords Ltd office

The office building in Eversley is the hub of all Greenfords Ltd sales activities

Company directors - past and present

  • Marcus Woolfson (1950 - 1982) Managing Director
  • Michael Woolfson - Director since 1974 and Managing Director since 1981
  • Peter Dean - Director from 1981 - 1998
  • Ruth Woolfson - Director since 1998
  • Russ Hammond - Director since 2009
  • Julie Wotton - Director since 2019