Wheelbarrow firm stars in 'Made in Britain'
Published: 21 November 2019 - John King
A Walsall wheelbarrow company shared the secrets of its success in this week's Made in Britain. Made in Britain on ITV4 is narrated by actor and comedian Ricky Tomlinson and is a tribute to the army of makers, inventors and innovators that make Great Britain, a manufacturing success.
The show is a celebration of British manufacturing – from the mass produced to the hand crafted and The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company featured as the TV cameras went behind the scenes to reveal how its wheelbarrows are made.
Director, Simon Thacker, noted how they are the number one supplier to the building trade and as a result they will be launching a prostate cancer awareness campaign to try to get those in the trade to 'man up' and get themselves checked.
Thacker said: “We are aware that our biggest customers are from the construction industry and so we have decided to launch a dark blue barrow with an awareness lable – which will be a mobile billboard with advice on getting yourself checked for prostate cancer.
“We are working with Prostate Cancer UK to help raise awareness and we are hoping to target those builders who may not be aware and we could end of saving lives.”