Siblings plan to bring some extra sparkle

Sanderson Arcade Manager Medi Parry welcomes Richard Evans from Whittakers Jewellers to the centre.
Sanderson Arcade Manager Medi Parry welcomes Richard Evans from Whittakers Jewellers to the centre.

A northern family business will be offering up Morpeth’s latest retail gem.

Whittakers Jewellers is opening a new store in Sanderson Arcade.

The North Yorkshire based company, which is run by siblings Nigel, Richard and Jonathan Evans and Natalie Howard, will offer shoppers a range of brands, including Pandora.

It was the first in the UK to open a Pandora concept store, which launched in Leeds in 2004, and it also has outlets in Yarm and Yeovil, as well as a newly opened Pandora shop in Northallerton.

Other brands stocked by the business include Swarovski and Chlobo, and it will offer a stunning range of diamond pieces.

The store will sit next to Pol Kefton and O2 in the arcade’s Edwardian-style gallery.

Six members of staff are being recruited.

Richard Evans said: “We are really excited to be opening our latest store in Morpeth at Sanderson Arcade.

“Morpeth is a lovely town and the whole team at Whittakers are looking forward to being part of the arcade.”

The company is planning to start work on the internal fit-out of its new store in the next few weeks, and hopes to open in October.

Sanderson Arcade Manager Medi Parry said: “Whittakers is a great family firm and we are delighted it is joining us at the arcade. It is going to bring some great brands, which are currently not available in Morpeth, giving shoppers another great reason to visit the arcade.”

See www.whittakersjewellers.co.uk for more details.