Supporting local industry

Brendon Powerwashers

Rob and Sharon Hendy live in Milverton, but the business is based in Wiveliscombe. Currently employing 30 people, and with a full order book, the business was begun in 1979, manufacturing for a local farmer.

As business increased, powerwashers went mobile and the firm began attending sales exhibitions when Rob and younger brother Chris were only 19 and 17. By the following year, they were both attending bigger exhibitions and by 1990, they had their first large export order, bringing more business into the West Somerset economy.

1995 saw the company attending its first international trade fair. They have continued to attend fairs extending their business across the world, selling and renting their powerwashers, which are designed to meet each purchasers individual requirements.

In 2011, they moved into a new assembly facility, and despite Covid and current huge problems of securing raw materials, are continuing to grow and thrive through the industry of Rob, Chris and their team.