Furniture store expands into Northumberland

The new Quay Furniture store in Ashington.The new Quay Furniture store in Ashington.
The new Quay Furniture store in Ashington.
A furniture business has moved ahead with its expansion plans after opening a second outlet in Northumberland.

Quay Furniture, based in Royal Quays in North Shields and a sister company to Northumbria Flooring based in Blyth, have opened a new store in Ashington.

Quay Furniture, owned by James Cunningham, employs 14 staff with four new jobs being created at the Ashington store.

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The new building on 2-4 Woodhorn Road had stood vacant for two years but has been leased for three years.

The business has been going from strength to strength and from its current base in North Shields selling everything from sofas, bedroom furniture, beds, and dining room tables.

Coun Richard Wearmouth, Chair of Advance Northumberland and cabinet member for economic development at Northumberland County Council, said: “It’s great to see such a prominent high street building that has not been used for some time brought back into use.

"This new retail offer will add to the shopping opportunities that are already available on our high street and elsewhere in the town, all saving people time and money.”

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Lee Farrier, Head of Estates at Advance Northumberland, added: “At Advance Northumberland, we are dedicated to supporting businesses like this to grow and thrive.

"We offer a range of lease terms, together with a professional and efficient service from our team of surveyors, customer service and maintenance.”

James, of Quay Furniture, said: “We look forward to welcoming the people of Ashington and surrounding areas to help them shop local for all their furniture needs.

"We are delighted with the new building and we have ambitious plans for it, providing a fantastic base for our furniture showroom.”