Yeovil Express:

A south Petherton business has been recognised for its excellence in providing disaster restoration and cleaning services to businesses and homes with a top award.

Disaster recovery specialist Rainbow International has named Darrell Booth and Kerry Bamford as recipients of the Franchisee of the Month award.

Darrell and Kerry have taken an initial £77,000 a year turnover and grown it to nearly £1.2m since joining Rainbow in 1996. Their area has expanded to cover Yeovil, Taunton, Bridgwater, Dorchester and Weymouth.

They run a 14-strong team from their base at South Petherton and in addition to providing restoration services on behalf of leading insurance companies have developed a highly successful commercial and domestic cleaning service.