We are a family business that began in 1998. Originally we provided bouncy castles for children’s parties but we soon moved in to small marquee hire which has now been taken over by the fuel business. We bought the industrial site on Seagrave Road, just ouside the village of Thrussington in Leicestershire in 2003. From here we started selling Calor Gas as we were using the bottles to heat our marquees. As we were busy in the summer and the marquees went quiet during winter we decided to sell coal and firewood, soon realising it was actually a lot harder than it first seemed!
There was lots of trial and error of how to store large quantities of logs so they could dry efficiently and didn't go mouldy. Part way though this experimentation and when we thought we had it right, there was one customer that still said they were wet! Ahhh, so we branched into supplying Kiln-Dried firewood from an outside source. It became so successful that we have installed our own kiln this year.
We have always liked innovation and the new fuel briquettes seemed a good idea. Like the logs, it took a while to sort the good from the bad, this is the sector that has been slower to start but is becoming more popular each year. These now fit nicely into our range as a compromise between using firewood and smokeless fuels.
Looking towards the future we will be adding some year round lines but generally carrying on with what we are doing as we fully enjoy it!
Stu Scott, Kelly Scott, Ash Brittle, Linda Brittle (also Leo, Toby, snowy and chocolate the gunea pigs).