Wadebridge-based Countrywide LPG has added significant customer numbers to its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business since launching with its first customer in April 2016.
Countrywide has been supplying businesses and the farming community for over 35 years, and is the largest independent supplier of LPG in the UK.
Cornwall and Devon offers an exciting market for Countrywide LPG with the region’s unique mix of commercial, agriculture and tourism businesses making the typically seasonal LPG business more of an all-year-round proposition. Consequently, the Countrywide LPG team in Cornwall has grown quickly in a matter of months.
Darren Moor, LPG Operations Manager, at Countrywide, said: “We’re grateful for the warm reception our service has received among local businesses and residents in Cornwall. With Cornwall and Devon being so rural, there are a large number of homes and businesses who are off the mains gas network that can benefit from using Countrywide LPG.”
The company’s first customer was Neil McFadden, owner of Penzance-based CGS Contractors, a construction and landscaping business. Neil recently installed a bulk vessel to run his holiday home, and is planning to install cylinders for a further 16 holiday homes.
Neil said: “Countrywide and Cornwall Farmers is a longstanding local business with whom we’ve always had a good relationship, so they were our first port of call for an LPG solution for our home and business. The mains gas supply ends at Penzance, which is 7 miles away, so it was vital that we had a cost-effective, reliable solution.”
Gas comes in bulk tanks or cylinders for both commercial and residential use.LPG is a versatile power source for heating homes and businesses, and an alternative to mains gas. It is used for large commercial processing, agricultural, tourism, and domestic central heating, as well as hot water, real flame fires and cooking appliances.
Following the acquisition of Cornwall Farmers last year, Countrywide has 12 stores throughout Cornwall and Devon through which customers are able to order LPG. Orders are processed five days a week, supported by a 24-hour helpline open 365 days a year.
For more information visit www.countrywidelpg.co.uk or call 0800 169 1735