About The CWG
The Guild was formed in 1982 when a small group of journalists got together with the objective of creating a professional body that would be a force for good within the industry. Since then the Guild has ﬂourished and has become home to many well-known names.
Today the Guild acts as an important link between the industry and its writers. Our standing can be judged by the companies that support us through our Friend sponsorship scheme. This sponsorship enables the Guild to host various events during the year, all of which provide excellent networking opportunities.
Caravan – definition of
“Any structure designed or adapted for human habitation which is capable of being moved from one place to another (whether by being towed, or by being transported on a motor vehicle or trailer) and any motor vehicle so designed or adapted…”
This means not just touring caravans but motorhomes, campervans, static caravans, trailer tents, park and holiday homes are all included and covered by our members. We are a group of true professionals encompassing writers, broadcasters, photographers, editors and publishers; both staff and freelance, with over 80 members in the UK and a handful overseas.
Our members are an active lot with some spending many months away from home each year. This may involve writing about new and interesting places to go, testing product, or both.
But written work is only a part of what we do. Video work and digital content is becoming ever more important and many members are now gaining fame through embracing these mediums.
To help them on their way the Guild has sponsored several specialist workshops run by experienced presenters. These include workshops on social media and how to make it work for you. We will continue to sponsor training for members to better enable them to perform their important work.
Our members enjoy a wide range of benefits from press passes to travel insurance and accountancy advice.
The Guild hosts various events throughout the year. This is a three day video training workshop at the C&CC site near Malvern.
The CWG was conceived during a visit to the factory of Caravans International, at the time the leading manufacturers of touring caravans.
The Guild is run by a committe of six volunteers who stay in constant touch with each other and meet around three times a year.