A well known feline friend who set up home at one of Cornwall’s leading sustainable businesses has gone to the great scrap yard in the sky.

Woolly the cat, who lived at St Austell-based scrap metal dealers Henry Orchard and Sons, passed away on Wednesday (October, 9).

He had been with the award-winning company for 14 years after turning up as a stray one day.

Henry Orchard, managing director of Henry Orchard and Sons, said: “It was a sad day for us when Woolly left us.

“We are a family business and have been since my grandfather set up the company in 1947. Woolly has been a big part of the family for a long time.

“The office won’t be the same without him, although there were several occasions were he seemed to think he was running the business.

“There are probably a few reps out there who can breath a sigh of relief next time they visit us as they often found themselves on the wrong side of Woolly and his claws!”

The company wants people who met Woolly to post comments of any memorable meetings on its Facebook page. For more information and to post a comment please search ‘Henry Orchard & Sons’ on Facebook.