Great news! We’ve won a competition!


And not just any old competition – a competition that will transform our kitchen into a safer and more pleasant place to work for our Chef.

Back in October 2014 our Head of Operations, Tom Farrington, entered a competition whilst visiting the Grand Designs Live exhibition in Birmingham. Tom was there to pick up some ideas for the Adventure Farm as we’re always looking for ways to update and improve our facilities. Whilst there Tom visited the Sunsquare stand and was interested to hear all about their amazing high-specification skylights, walk-on roof lights and floor lights, and made-to-measure bespoke solutions.

He entered a competition to win a bespoke skylight and thought nothing of it until one day in November 2014 when he received a phone call to say we’d won! With over 200 entries into the competition we were both surprised and delighted!

Tom explains why this is such exciting news for us: “It is absolutely fantastic news – our Chef prepares more than 60 meals a day for children visiting our site. We currently have limited ventilation making the kitchen uncomfortable to work in during the summer months when using the large industrial ovens and fryers. Initially, we were considering the installation of a basic skylight, but Sunsquare are working with us on a solution that truly meets the operational needs of the kitchen. We are currently looking at an electronically-operated skylight to provide better ventilation, an effective release of steam and moisture and drastically improved levels of natural daylight.”

Justin Seldis, managing director of Sunsquare, said: "We are absolutely thrilled about being able to give something back to a charity that provides so much care and support to the children of the North West of England. They work tirelessly within their local community and we look forward to working with Tom Farrington and his team to deliver a practical and aesthetically pleasing rooflight for their premises."

Work on the skylight has begun and we can’t wait to see the final result. I’ll keep you posted!