A BRIDGWATER businesses has teamed up with a chard company to raise their profile in Somerset.

Hippychick, a baby and toddler business, has branded one of C & D South West's lorries.

The dual-branded SDC Single Deck Trailer was unveiled at Hippychick's HQ on Roberts Drive in Bridgwater, in the presence of Hippychick's key personnel - Bee Wheelybugs one, two and three.

Julia Minchin, founder of the 21-year-old business, said Hippychick is less well known in the local community.

"The pandemic has taught us how important community is, which is one of the reasons why we decided to team up with fellow Somerset business, C & D South West," she said.

"Throughout the pandemic, C & D stepped up to the plate from day one of lockdown, as keyworkers they ensured that our orders were not just delivered, but on time too.

"We have also made it our business to forge relationships and support many other Somerset businesses and concerns from charities to local schools to food banks.

"It continues to be challenging being a woman in business, but I am endlessly in awe of those such as Lorna Hammond, managing director of C & D South West, who is incredibly successful at what she does, despite having to operate in an almost exclusively male dominated industry."

C & D South West is a third generation family-owned logistics company providing distribution to clients for more than 30 years.

"It’s fantastic to have been working with Julia for over five years now and having Hippychick on board and is a great joint marketing opportunity," added Lorna.

"For us, it is great to be able to align with such a quality brand, and to be able to adorn one of our vehicles with such eye-catching livery.

"For Hippychick, we are confident that our transport will help them to get their message out to the public via Britain’s extensive road network, a new route to market for them but very much our area of expertise."