Park manager Ted’s exceptional service award from MP


Jack Lopresti MP congratulates Woodlands Park manager Ted O’Sullivan who has been in his role for 16 years

CONGRATULATIONS from his local MP were in order this month for a Bristol man who manages a popular retirement park near the city.

Ted O’Sullivan was presented with an Exceptional Service Award by Jack Lopresti MP during a special visit he paid to Woodlands Park in Almondsbury.

The award is the highest honour given by British Holiday & Home Parks Association to park staff who have made “significant and substantial” contributions to their businesses.

Woodlands Park provides a peaceful rural setting for those in or near retirement

Ted is responsible for the day-to-day running of Woodlands Park which is part of the family-run Berkeleyparks group of residential parks.

Ted joined the company 16 years ago, and was assisted in his management role by his wife Barbara until her death a few years ago.

His daughter Emma and son-in-law Alex also work on the park.

At the award presentation ceremony, Ted was congratulated both by Jack Lopresti and by David Curson who is managing director of Berkeleyparks:

“We rely heavily on our managers to help our residents enjoy their lifestyles, and to sustain the mutually supportive atmosphere which our parks provide,” said David.

“Ted is always prepared to go the extra mile to give whatever assistance is needed, and to make sure that the park offers a first-class living environment.

“We’re very grateful that Mr Lopresti was able to take time out to congratulate Ted and give his good wishes to a highly valued member of our team,” he added.

Woodlands Park has 172 privately-owned park homes in its landscaped grounds where people in or near retirement can enjoy peaceful and well-managed surroundings.

There is more information about the group and its parks at