North East flooring retailer opens new Alnwick store after £70,000 investment

A flooring retailer has opened a new store in Alnwick.

Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 3:25 pm

Frank’s the Flooring Store has invested £70,000 in the refurbishment of 3,500 square foot retail unit on South Road, directly opposite Aldi.

This is Frank’s 30th store, its fourth in Northumberland and its most northerly, and it has created three full-time jobs for local people.

The store is being run by business partners Gareth Booth and Andrew Birbeck, who also oversee the operation of Frank’s stores in South Shields and Ashington.

Andrew Birbeck (left) and Gareth Booth inside the new store.

Gareth said: “We’re delighted to have been able to bring a new Frank’s the Flooring Store to the wonderful town of Alnwick.

“We are in a fantastic location just off the main road into the town from the A1 and opposite Aldi, and we’re already experiencing excellent footfall.”

It is a ‘showroom’ store, meaning shoppers will be able to view flooring samples and then have the chosen flooring delivered to their homes.

Frank’s area manager Mike Spruce said: “Opening the 30th Frank’s the Flooring Store represents a fantastic milestone and we’re pleased that we had the opportunity to do this in Alnwick.

Andrew Birbeck (left) and Gareth Booth at Frank's Flooring Store in Alnwick.

“It’s our most northerly store in the region and now means that we have Frank’s stores stretching from Alnwick to Teesside, with more in the pipeline.

“We’re confident Alnwick will prove just as popular with local people as our other stores have and that it will make a major contribution to the continued success of the Frank’s the Flooring Store brand.”

Mike added: “This year has been one of the busiest periods in our history, with people concentrating on home improvements due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19.”

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