Bad weather good for business


Truro construction firm Mulberry is reporting an increase in business, driven in part by the poor weather.

Mulberry director Cary Burwood

Mulberry has seen a 38% rise in turnover during September and October compared to the same period last year and says that the growth stems from a surge in the number of insurance-related domestic flood repair projects it is currently delivering.

“The bad weather has undoubtedly been a boost for business,” said Mulberry director, Cary Burwood.

“We are currently dealing with nearly 20 flood repair jobs that range from £15k-40k in value across the region from Camborne to Winterbourne Abbas in Dorset.”

The insurance repairs market has become Mulberry’s most significant business stream. The family-run firm manages more than 1000 residential and commercial property repair claims a year and is approved supplier to major national insurance repair and loss adjuster networks.

Mulberry, which is retained by Crawfords Repairnet, has just extended its remit to also manage all subsidence work for Crawfords across the south west. It is anticipated this additional subsidence work will lead to a further 20% increase in turnover.