A FAMILY business is making its debut at the Nantwich Show by raising money for St Luke’s Hospice.
Suddenstrike of Welshman’s Lane is staging a competition asking visitors to guess the weight of its latest piece of equipment. A massive Bryce post-driver was part of a £100,000 investment in its fencing division launched in spring.
The company, which was founded as a pest control specialist in 1997, has grown to include other divisions for drain care, fencing, groundwork and specialist heavy duty cleaning. Staff numbers have swelled from six to 16 as new contracts have been secured with farms, country estates and local authorities across the country.
Spokeswoman Emily Adams said: “Over the past year we have invested heavily in manpower and machinery. “The Bryce HD180 post driver, for example, has won many awards and was a huge investment, but allows us to carry out a faster and more cost effective job for the customer. “Our workload is now spread countrywide and we have many regular clients locally. “It’s a success story we would to share with local people but rather than just having a stand at the show, we thought we would make it a worthwhile outing for charity also. “Our family originated from Darnhall near Winsford so the hospice is a cause close to our hearts.”
A magnum of champagne will be on offer to the visitor who guesses the weight of the post-driver correctly.