One retailer is bucking the national trend by continuing to invest in the UK’s High Street – Hughes Electrical has opened a brand-new store in Wisbech as it looks to support local communities at a time when many others are pulling out.
The company has been operating in the town since 1996 and has moved from its previous shop in the market place to a brand new one in the Horsefair Shopping Centre.
It will be under the day to day control of manager David Youngs who has been with the company for over 25 years, supported by Stephen Holt and Adam Gray who have 21 and five years’ service respectively.
Commented Hughes managing director, Mark Wardell, who started his career at the Wisbech store in 1999, “I am delighted with this move as our new premises are much better suited to modern retailing and the needs of our customers.
“There is plenty of space to display more products, while it is in the heart of the town’s retail area and we will be offering a ‘click & collect’ service together with rental options on most electrical items.
“The move has cost around £50,000 and we see it as a significant investment which underlines our long-term commitment to Wisbech.”