Three decades in business

Scarborough-based SWC Trade Frames has celebrated its 30th anniversary, with 150 people enjoying a party with free bar, buffet and children’s entertainment.

The family-run firm was established by George Bleasdale and Paul Richings in 1989 and bought by family members when they retired in 2003 and 2016 respectively. The current management team of chairman Susan Richings, managing director Rhys Richings, finance director Matthew Doherty, and sales director Mark Catchpole, share more than 65 years’ industry experience.

Mark said: “I think the reason the business has not only survived but thrived for so long is because we are so people focused. Feedback from customers and staff has been key to SWC’s continued growth and success over the last 30 years, as demonstrated by the fact that many customers have traded with SWC since the beginning.”

Mark said the management team was more than happy to continue investing in the future of the company, spending more than £1.5 million on new machinery and transport in the last three years.