Bradwell Skips, based in Attercliffe, Sheffield have been proud sponsors of the Sheffield Steelers from the clubs original inception in 1991.
Bradwells MD, Chris Slack explained how “every year we look to do some form of sponsorship with the Steelers and over the years we’ve sponsored all sorts from the penalty box to having our logo on the shirt. In recent seasons though we’ve decided that player sponsorship is the way forward and this year, Bradwell Skips are the proud sponsors of the Steelers #90 – John Armstrong – and early signs are that they’ve made a good choice with the Canadian born skater.
“John’s (Armstrong) really impressed us already with his skills at both ends of the rink and I’m sure we’ll be getting plenty of mentions throughout the year as he racks up the points alongside Messrs Fretter and Roy. We’re hoping he is as successful as other players we have sponsored over the last few years such as Finnerty, Michel, Forney and Desbiens.
The rise of the Steelers has coincided with the growth of Bradwell Skip Services, who having started out in 1985 with just the one lorry and a few skips have grown into the area’s leading skip hire firm with a fleet of 8 skip collecting vehicles and 3 waste transfer stations.
“The company and the waste industry are constantly evolving. Each week their seems to be a new challenge or opportunity and we now operate from 3 waste transfer stations that process nearly 200,000 tonnes of rubbish per annum.
Our business never stops and there is always something happening to keep us on our toes. Any day now we are taking delivery of two new pieces of machinery – a brand new Mercedes 18ton skip lorry and a Anaconda TD416 mobile trommel.
Our industry is very capital intensive and we have to constantly upgrade both our fleet of vehicles and our recycling capabilities. The new lorry will be a familiar sight to many in Sheffield as it is a carbon copy of the vehicle we purchased late last year. We were really pleased with the latest addition to the fleet so when it came round to looking at adding to our fleet again, it made sense to stick with what we knew and go with not only a fantastically reliable vehicle but also one that stands out from the crowd with its bright red colouring and aggressive front end styling.
Steelers Commercial Manager Mike O’Connor “Over the years we have been involved with Bradwell Skips we have seen them grow and grow. I hope our supporters have helped in that growth by keeping the Bradwell Skips name at the forefront of their minds when needing this service. The whole Slack family have been big supporters of the Steelers and great friends as well as sponsors to the club.”
This sentiment was supported my Chris who said “We have loved being involved with the Steelers and over the last few years we have enjoyed a very good business relationship with the Smith family and Okey on the commercial side of things. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them and we are already discussing one or two things which we are looking to do later on this season.
Next week Bradwells, new and updated website goes live so keep your eyes and ears out for that and if you need a skip in Sheffield or Rotherham then please either visit www.bradwellskips.co.uk and order online or give them a call on 0114 2442489