The female boss of Europe’s largest truck wash is urging more women to join the industry as the firm invests £2.3m in a new site.Laura Cardwell, the owner and managing director of Lymm Truckwash, said: “As a woman in the male-dominated HGV industry, I can make the sector more accessible.
“I tend to stand out, drawing attention to the important and necessary service our company provides.”
Laura has been director of the 52-year-old family firm – the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe – since 2014, and she bought the business in 2018 when her parents retired.
She took charge of finding the new site, planning permission and build.
Without this input, the business would have been forced to close in December this year, when the lease for the old site runs out.
The 40-year-old has taken the reins at a key turning point in the company’s history, as it invests £2.3 million in relocating to a new, purpose-built site, just 100 metres from its current base at Lymm Services on the M6.
Lymm Truckwash will move to its new site on the opposite side of the A50, only 100 metres away from the old site, in autumn this year.