Hillside Leisure is a going-places motorhome converter based near Derby. Brothers Mark and Adrian Cross helm a company renowned for high-quality conversions of smaller base vehicles, including the VW T5 and Renault Trafic.

The firm created a buzz at last autumn’s NEC show by unveiling a two-berth microcamper based on the Nissan e-NV200, just a few months after its first conversion on the diesel-powered Nissan NV200. The Dalbury E was the world’s first electrically powered motorhome to go into production – a fine achievement for Hillside and for the UK motorhome industry.

Hillside’s T5 conversions go head-to-head with the likes of Bilbo’s – and Wellhouse Leisure, whose Hyundai i800 and Ford Transit Custom base vehicles offer viable alternatives to the hard-to-avoid VW. Hillside’s Ellastone does the same on the Renault Trafic. Buyers get a camper that’s a similar size but for a lower outlay.