The recent lambing season has proved to be a good start for a new company specialising in supplying and repairing quad bikes and utility vehicles.
Quadcare, at Midburn Farm, near Oxton, is an authorised dealer for Honda all-terrain vehicles and Kawasaki Mules.
Keith Robertson and business partner Robbie Robson started the business in March, after receiving help and advice from Business Gateway Scottish Borders.
Keith said: “Business Gateway has been really supportive; we can’t thank them enough and special thanks go to Alan King, our business adviser.
“They assisted with our successful application to the Scottish Borders Business Fund, which enabled us to purchase hydraulic lifts and diagnostic equipment for the workshop and helped pay for signage, office equipment and the website.
“We’ve found that our business adviser is always on hand to offer advice, particularly in areas that we aren’t so sure about, such as marketing.
The past three months has seen a steady increase in turnover as new orders and repair jobs come in, mainly from local farms and estates.
“During the busy lambing period sales and service has been really good,” said Keith.
“By the end of May any second-hand equipment that we hadn’t sold was out on hire - it’s been a great start.
“We couldn’t have done any more and we are really pleased and almost astonished at the support from the local community.”
With 53 years of experience working with quad bikes and all-terrain vehicles between them, Keith and Robbie take care of sales and servicing, while Keith’s wife Elaine runs the office and the administration side f the business.
Alan King from Business Gateway Scottish Borders said: “We’re delighted that Quadcare is doing so well after just three months in business.
“Keith and Robbie have great experience in the industry and have set up a business that brings a great service to the area. We look forward to continuing to work with Quadcare as the venture develops even further.”