C & A Pumps and Engineering seals golf club contract

C & A Pumps and Engineering, based in Hartlepool, has been contracted to manage the irrigation system at Seaton Carew Golf Club

C & A Pumps' Managing director Alan Roberts
C & A Pumps' Managing director Alan Roberts

An engineering company is expanding its growing portfolio after being taken on by a golf club to maintain its greens, tees and fairways.

C & A Pumps and Engineering, based in Hartlepool, has been contracted to manage the irrigation system at Seaton Carew Golf Club which ensures the course is in top condition for members and visitors.

The partnership came about after the company was called out on an unrelated electrical emergency which it was able to resolve quickly and cost effectively.

As one of the few companies in the region with the expertise to manage the complex irrigation system C & A Pumps is now an approved Toro contractor – one of the main manufacturers of irrigation systems in the UK – and has also won work with Wynyard and Rockliffe Hall golf clubs.

The firm had been part of a larger engineering group called Renew Holdings until earlier this year, when the parent company decided to close the operation, and it is expecting to double its turnover to £1.2m by the end of its second year.

Already counting Cleveland Fire Brigade, HM Prisons and housing developers among its clients, C & A Pumps is now looking hoping to source more local work as well as contracts in Scotland and the North West.

Alan Roberts, C & A Pumps’ Managing director, said: “It was really by chance that the initial work at Seaton Carew came about. There are around 80 golf courses in the North East, so there’s huge potential for us to cement ourselves as the company to go to for this type of specialist work.”

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