Cornwall LivingIssue #87
Great as they are kind
In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the team at Oltco is taking the opportunity to give back to the local community.
Last month we met Johnny Pearce and Tom Stringer, owners of resin-bound flooring specialist, Oltco. We learned that Johnny’s personable approach to business development and Tom’s hands-on approach to delivering solutions has proved a formidable combination, one that has garnered contracts with prestigious clients including Kellogg’s and Rolls Royce! But it’s not just greatness in its work that sets this company apart.
“Oltco’s passion for the project – and the team’s desire to get it done in one day to minimise disruption to our community – made it a really easy process”
Indeed, Oltco also does its utmost to give back to the local community, which is why, to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Johnny, Tom and the team have initiated a campaign called ‘Random Acts of Kindness’. So far, they have delivered Oltco pasties to local fire fighters at Newquay Community Fire Station, as well as special Oltco themed cupcakes, which they delivered personally to Crantock Lodge Care Home. They also visited Newquay Junior Academy School to award Zach Piper – who raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer by shaving his head – with a family pass to Alton Towers.
This exemplary business has become the UK’s leading resin bound driveway solutions provider. To give you an idea of the work Oltco does, we need look no further than Newquay Community Orchard (NCO), where the team recently installed a 200 square metre Recycle Bound pathway. The brief required a pathway that was both non-slip and durable, due to the area being open to the public. As a funded organisation, NCO needed to be confident that the pathway was a solid investment, one that wouldn’t need replacing in a few years. Luke Berkeley, NCO Director, tells us: “Working with Oltco was a great experience for us. This footpath was a big addition to our site, one which will be used for years to come. Oltco’s passion for the project – and the team’s desire to get it done in one day to minimise disruption to our community – made it a really easy process. It looks great, it’s reliable and most importantly it fully supports our ethos of sustainability and reuse.”
As the world’s first flooring solution to utilise waste plastic, with key attributes being porous and non-slip, plus a 20-year guarantee, Recycle Bound represents a great leap forward in resin-bound solutions. Indeed, in an age where ubiquitous plastic waste poses an ever greater threat to our oceans and the wider environment, it shows that Tom, Johnny and the team are committed to being part of the solution.
For its next act of kindness, Oltco will be contributing funds to help local hero, Jon Goodman, with his latest Community DIY SOS, revamping the playground area for Trenance Nursery.
"Oltco’s passion for the project – and the team's desire to get it done in one day to minimise disruption to our community – made it a really easy process"