Shrewsbury Furniture Store Launches Opportunity For New Businesses

Bosses at a Shropshire furniture store have opened the doors for other established businesses to join them at the county flagship showroom.

Alan Ward in Shrewsbury already boasts a number of local and national concessions, including Chrisbeon office solutions and Hammonds Fitted Furniture but is set to extend its range to offer other businesses the chance to join them in the large showroom.

Elaine Ray, senior director at Alan Ward on Ennerdale Road in Harlescott, said: “We are very much a store which offers a one stop shop for the home from furniture to flooring to home accessories and cookware, with people travelling from far and wide to shop with us.

“However, we want to expand our product range further and work alongside other established businesses.

“With have 90,000 feet of retail space and the huge refurbishment we undertook earlier this year means our new streamlined displays have created extra space in the store.

“Renting an individual business premises can be difficult and hugely expensive and even already successful businesses can see lower footfall if only one business is based there.

“At Alan Ward we have the footfall and our customers would love to be able to enjoy as many different products as possible.

“It is a real shopping experience here at Alan Ward. We are home to all the leading furniture brands such as G Plan, Parker Knoll, Stressless and Tempur.

“We have the coffee shop too and of course we offer seven days a week of trading, with a large free car park right on the doorstep

“This is a real opportunity for an ambitious new start-up or an already established businesses to benefit from working alongside our fantastic team.”

Miss Ray added that they were open minded as to what the new business might be but that they would need to have a “natural synergy” with Home furnishings.

“We already have departments for furniture, flooring, beds and bedrooms as well as lighting and homewares departments as well and are looking for complimentary concessions that will give us something new to offer our customers,” she said.

“However, we have no preconceived idea of what type of business that might be so urge anyone interested to drop us a line.”

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