Blue Anchor Leisure Ltd. Has a proud heritage on the East coast, originally founded by John Woodward OBE in the late 1960's, who was born and bred in Ingoldmells near Skegness, Lincolnshire, where the company is based, he started manufacturing caravans and quickly grew into a major player in tourism on the East coast.
The company won the Queens award for export in 1974 and 1975. At the same time he started to acquire sites around the East coast, building the successful empire today that is Blue Anchor Leisure.
Blue Anchor Leisure is the company that in 1995 opened the pioneering theme park on the East Coast, "Fantasy Island", alongside Europes largest open air 7 day market.
In 2006 John Woodward was awarded the OBE, not only for recognising his contribution to tourism in the UK, but also that he was the largest single contributor to research into children's Leukaemia. Over recent years he also donated over £2.3 million to the Outwood Bound Trust.