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Business changes hands

Wednesday, 20th December, 2017

Symond Steel’s Chris Deeble and Brian Grose with Dawn Symonds handing over the keys to new owner Steve Kakoschke. PICTURE: Myles Burt Symond Steel’s Chris Deeble and Brian Grose with Dawn Symonds handing over the keys to new owner Steve Kakoschke. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

The Symonds Steel business that has supplied hundreds of loyal customers has officially been sold to locals Steve Kakoschke and Phill Williams.

Symonds Steel was founded in 1982 by Bryan and Dawn Symonds after Bryan resigned from the mine looking to start his own business.

Bryan Symonds was an enthusiastic local being a life member of the Speedway Club, supplying steel for the Children’s Memorial Cemetery, supporting a car rally for cystic fibrosis and helping out with Penrose Park.

The Symonds family decided to sell the business after Bryan passed away.

Dawn Symonds and her family thanked Broken Hill for its continued support over many years, and thanked their skilled staff Brian Grose and Chris Deeble.

Mr Grose thanked the many customers over the years and said they had given their goodbyes.

“I’ve had an excellent rapport with customers over the years,” Mr Grose said.

New owner Mr Kakoschke said the Symonds had been a great help with the changeover and he was looking forward to the new venture.

“Couldn’t be any better, great people,” he said.

“First day today has been busy and I’m sure it’s going to keep going that way.”

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