Lymm Truckwash

Lymm Truckwash is celebrating 55 years in business by hosting a Driver Day event in April, with goodie bags, cakes and a charity raffle.

Still family-owned, the vital truck wash facility first opened in 1967 and now washes more than 60,000 HGVs a year for customers.

In 2014, the original owners’ daughter, Laura Cardwell, became a company director and later bought the business when her parents John and Anne retired.

It invested £2.3m in relocating to a purpose-built site at Poplar Park, just 100m from its original base near Warrington.

As a woman in a male-dominated industry, Cardwell has been determined to make it a sector that is more accessible.

She was a mouthpiece for the industry in helping to raise awareness around issues such as keeping rest stops open during the pandemic and tackling the stigma around mental health.

The Driver Day event takes place on 28 April, with proceeds from the raffle split between men’s mental health charity Andy’s Man Club and Lymm Truckwash’s charity of the year, Nature Safe.

Cardwell said: “It’s a huge milestone for us to reach 55 years in business. My family and team are so proud to be at the forefront of the industry as we continue to be Europe’s largest truck wash.

“I’d like to thank my team for working together and throughout the pandemic, I couldn’t have done it without them.

“Our customers have been amazing and shown us great support and encouragement throughout the years so we are really excited to put on an event for them whilst celebrating our anniversary.”