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Autumn 2014




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‘A cut above the rest’ - Bradshaw and Tindle Tree Services

Jack Tindle will probably be known to many of you. This young man, Jane and Gordon Tindle’s son was born and bred in Barrow. A pupil of Hall Orchard, Humphrey Perkins and Rawlins, his roots are certainly well anchored in Barrow.

He did a Diploma in Arboriculture at Brooksby College and after gaining valuable experience as an employee of another local Tree Services business, he set up in business last March with his business partner David Bradshaw. Together, they now run ‘Bradshaw and Tindle Tree Services Ltd and bring a total of 24 years’ experience to their expanding business.

Jack explained that he specialises in private work rather than commercial because this helps to preserve the personal feel to the business. It means that he meets new householders all the time and he particularly enjoys working within Barrow, although the customer base now spreads to Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

I asked Jack if he had started building a fund of amusing anecdotes yet and he immediately regaled me with accounts of aggressive squirrels running at them down the pull ropes, chattering away in indignation; or being dive-bombed by birds. More worryingly, he told me that people seem quite unaware of the need to keep away from a felling operation, despite all the warnings, and tend to make a bee-line for their equipment to provide them with comfortable grandstand seating! Barrow Voice wishes Jack well in this new venture.