The team at Bourke Steel and Hire, Darren Hayman, Karen Keuning and Ben Ritchie PHOTO TWH
Surviving in a business dependent on farming is a huge challenge during drought.
But Managing Director of Bourke Steel and Hire Ben Ritchie has overcome recent hardships and is looking forward to a return to more prosperous times.
Ben has been at the helm of one of Bourke’s most successful businesses for 11 years and has used the economic downturn as an opportunity to refurbish his premises.
He has relocated the offices from an overcrowded demountable building to a larger structure and said he was hopeful better times were on their way.
“We’ve been working for more than a decade out of a dilapidated building which has been at the end of its life for all of that time and I always wanted to upgrade but didn’t have the chance because we’ve always been so busy,” Ben said.
Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.