It's a family affair at Taskforce as 30th birthday preparations begin

The second generation at Taskforce Paintball in Cowbridge are getting ready to take over the reigns – as they prepare to celebrate their 30th anniversary.


Taskforce was established by Annette Gee in May 1989 – and originally operated on a part time basis.


As the business expanded – Annette went full time in 1996 – and employed Dennis Evans as site manager.


Annette – who also serves as a role model for Big Ideas Wales, runs the Vale Council’s Start-Up Business Club and works with the Prince’s Trust on their start-up business courses – is now keen to pass on the baton to the next generation.


Earlier this year – Annette’s son James took over the running of the site – with Dennis’ son Darren also joining the team.


South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies recently visited Taskforce – to congratulate Annette on reaching the milestone – and wish James and Darren well in their new roles.


Mr Davies said, “Local businesses are absolutely essential to the economy in the Vale – and Taskforce is a great asset to the area.


“Annette has done a great job building the business up – and it is fantastic to see them getting ready to celebrate their 30th birthday – with the next generation taking on the reigns.


“As she focuses on sharing her expertise with other businesses in the Vale – I’d like to wish James and Darren the very best of luck as they take over the running of the site.”