What do Bonny Tiler and Lino Richie have in common?

Lino Richie's van

Keen as he invariably is to start a new year with a bit of positivity and a laugh before the rest of the year inevitably takes its toll, the auld yin thought he would share a press release he received just before Christmas about ‘amusingly named businesses.’

The release was from the leading ‘tradesperson comparison site’ (whatever that means) known as HaMuch.com who unearthed some gems.

How about Vale of Glamorgan bathroom, plumbing and tiling company Bonny Tiler? Or Cornwall cleaning service Spruce Springclean? Or even better, and the old boy’s favourite, Irish flooring company Lino Richie? Aw c’mon, that’s funny.

Veering onto slightlier thin ice is the Twickenham painting and decorating firm Jack The Stripper. Not working for you?

Then what about Portsmouth locksmith Surelock Holmes, or London gardening outfit Floral and Hardy? Or all-female plumbing business Stopcocks Women Plumbers?

OK, we’ve taken that too far.

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