A leisure resorts company that had to close its parks following the Covid-19 outbreak has secured £2.5m funding from HSBC UK to safeguard its long-term future.

Sheffield-based Coppergreen Developments provides accommodation in lodges and hotels for long-stay or short-break holidays in countryside locations.

It runs four resorts in Dundee, Thirsk in North Yorkshire, Kenwick in Lincolnshire, and Clumber in Nottinghamshire.

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the resorts had to shut down, leaving the business with zero income.

The funding from HSBC UK will ensure the company can cover its running costs and retain its staff until the holiday parks are able to reopen again in the future. Coppergreen Developments has implemented the government's furlough scheme for 360 of its 400 employees.