Stonegrove Refrigeration Services Ltd was started in July 2002 by Ray Cashmore following the sale in 2001 of his interests in Morris & Young Ltd (who were then purchased outright in 2001/2 by GEA Grenco).
Ray could have quite easily slowed down and took early retirement at this point; but, the client base, contacts and the respect he has within the industry meant the phone never stopped ringing for him! With clients asking if he was able to 'just help them out' once more, the realisation soon dawned on Ray that actually, there would not be a better time to start another company. Shortly afterwards, Stonegrove Refrigeration Ltd was born!
The company has grown in size year-on-year since 2002 and we now firmly believe we are one of the largest independently owned industrial refrigeration companies within the UK; regularly turning over in excess of £10million and with a wide portfolio of repeat clients. In addition to the large scale industrial refrigeration service and project works we undertake, we are competent with the installation and maintenance of smaller refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, too.
About the Owners
In 2007/2008, Daniel Cashmore, Ray's son, and Kerry Letchford purchased shares within Stonegrove as a planned strategy with Ray to ease him gently towards future retirement.
Dan and Kerry have worked most of their lives in the industry and have been at Stonegrove from the very early years of conception. Both have been an integral part of Stonegrove's success and growth during this period.
In 2012, Ray decided that the full time constraints of being an MD of a company had finally caught up with him and his interest in Stonegrove was relinquished to Dan & Kerry to move forwards with. Ray, although no longer MD of Stonegrove, is still around as a valued member of the team, but without the management headaches that can come with running your own company!
At Stonegrove, we appreciate that our success is also only possible due to the other excellent members of staff we employ here.
A large proportion of the engineers, office staff, designers and sales staff at Stonegrove have worked together over the past 20-30 years at Morris & Young and GEA Grenco. Despite our growth, we feel we are still quite a 'family feel' company for all to work at.
We also pride ourselves on a very low turnover of both staff and client base. Our aim is to form long term relationships with our clients along the way that better stand the test of time. After all, we are only as good as our staff and our reputation.
We hope this gives a little insight into Stonegrove Refrigeration Services Ltd and we sincerely hope that if we are not already, then we shall in the future be able to be of assistance to you or your business.