Hurn takes right turn, awarded employee achiever of the year

September 06, 2017

Bianca Hurn from the Murray River Holiday Park won the Vic Parks employee achiever of the year award. Photo by Luke Hemer.

ECHUCA’S Bianca Hurn has spent a lot of time adding a youthful touch to Moama’s Murray River Holiday Park.

That touch got her the Victorian Caravan Park Association’s 2017 employee achiever of the year last week.

Something Bianca was over the moon about.

‘‘I was a little bit nervous when they called my name out,’’ she said with a laugh.

‘‘I’ve done lots of little jobs that accumulate to where we are today.

‘‘What we’ve done for this business in the past two years is really outstanding. Not just me but everyone. It’s very rewarding.

‘‘It’s a very flexible industry. The more you put in the more you get out.’’

Bianca attended the state awards in Melbourne on Wednesday last week and won the opportunity to attend an all expenses conference in Gold Coast next year.

The park has been owned by Bianca’s parents Ken and Janine Hurn for two years next month.

Bianca became the operations manager a month after the family took it over.

‘‘We’ve been in the industry for 15 years and this is our third caravan park,’’ she said.

Today she helps manage 26 tourist cabins, 19 powered sites and 19 annuals.

In her two years the 30-year-old has rebuilt the park’s website and cemented its presence on social media.

‘‘I’ve just started Instagram, we’ve already got Facebook,’’ she said.

‘‘I also communicate to all our networks ... we did a complete reservation system changeover last year which I was a part of and drove.

‘‘Then lots of little things. We’re still implementing an operations manual and a relief manager’s manual so when we go on holidays people have a folder to go to.’’

Bianca said her favourite thing about her job was the ‘‘diversity of customers’’.

‘‘Every day brings something different,’’ she said.

‘‘Everyone has a story to tell and that’s what makes it exciting.’’

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