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Plankbridge manufactures bespoke shepherd’s huts. The business was founded by Richard Lee and his partner Jane Dennison in 2020.
The shepherd’s hut manufacturer borrowed from Funding Circle in order to expand their product offering and their overseas market.
Over the past 12 months, as people have been forced to work from home, there has been a surge in interest from customers looking to create an office in their garden.
They now employ 24 staff who typically work on around ten hand-made huts at a time – with each hut taking at least six weeks to complete.
The company remains loyal to local suppliers within a ten-mile radius for timber and fixings, keeping the value within the local economy.