Pictured are The Home Company team in celebratory mood
Skipton’s long established furniture and furnishings store, The Home Company, is celebrating a successful first year under new ownership.
Local businessman, property entrepreneur and owner of High Corn Mill, Andrew Mear took over the running of the business in autumn 2015, from Robert Hadaway who retired after 34 years at the helm.
Since then there have been a number of exciting developments and the store has continued to prosper. Andrew has strengthened the workforce to six, moved the company into spacious new 4,000 sq ft showrooms on the ground floor of High Corn Mill; with future plans to expand in the new year to accommodate more of its popular sofa ranges.
It has also taken the business from a local to a national outlet by launching a new website where many products can be ordered online and delivered nationwide.
It has invested in a new fleet of branded vehicles delivering to anyone based within the Yorkshire/Lancashire area and keeps customers up-to-date with events, news and offers with a ramped up marketing strategy that has been expanded to include PR as well as social media.
Andrew, whose family business Eagerlux owns a wide portfolio of properties across West Yorkshire, said: “The Home Company is a flourishing business thanks to the hard-work and determination of all the team. I was really pleased to take over such an established business and will ensure it continues to be the success it has become.”
The md of Eagerlux, whose portfolio includes a selection of historic buildings across the region, including Skipton’s medieval High Corn Mill, www.highcornmill.co.uk Andrew is also chairman of Skipton Town Partnership.