Better Bathrooms unveil new showroom in Leicester

New store opening on 26th December 2013 creating 20 new jobs.

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Better Bathrooms Colin Stevens

Better Bathrooms MD Colin Stevens

(PRWEB UK) 18 December 2013

Award-winning Better Bathrooms is the largest independent bathroom and tiles retailer in the UK and today is proud to announce a new showroom in Leicester, opening on 26th December 2013. With two floors of bathroom suites and tiles, set in a 30,000-sqft unit, the showroom is set to have a big impact on the community starting with the creation of seven new jobs in Leicester and a total of 20 new jobs within the company.

The new showroom is part of the strategy to expand Better Bathrooms into new markets following the £10 million pound investment from the Business Growth Fund. Leicester is the fourth showroom in the Better Bathrooms portfolio, with successful stores in Wigan, Warrington and Manchester plus a Trade Counter in Leigh and http://www.betterbathrooms.com.

All showrooms offer extended opening hours until 10pm during the week to help fit in with their customers and offer flexible working hours for the staff. The showroom will be open 7 days a week: 8am-10pm Weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

Our seasonal opening hours are:

Boxing Day: 8am – 10pm
27th December: 8am – 10pm
28th December: 9am – 5pm
29th December: 10am – 4pm
30th December: 8am – 10pm
31st December: 8am – 6pm
1st January: CLOSED
2nd January: 8am – 10pm

In 2007, Better Bathrooms annual turnover stood at just over £1m and in the last financial year, the turnover was £32m, with a target of reaching £40m within the next 12 months. The company aims to double their growth over the next three to five year and the Leicester store will be a big part of this. Better Bathrooms also have the 33rd spot on the The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 and have had an exceptional 12 months, winning 17 awards, including National Business Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, eCommerce Awards For Excellence :Best Home and Garden Retailer 2013 and Digital Entrepreneur Awards: E-commerce Business SME.

The Leicester showroom Manager James Burrows said “This is the first Better Bathrooms showroom in our area and it is a fantastic opportunity to bring high quality products and service to the midlands. We have a state of the art showroom and a great team in place to look after our customers. We look forward to welcoming you all.”

Area Manager for Better Bathrooms, Pete Thornton, explains: “The new showroom in Leicester is an exciting development for Better Bathrooms. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional buying experience for our customers, offering quality products at internet prices, whilst using the latest technology and offering FREE WI-FI in store.

We have recruited a great team who are friendly, knowledgeable and from the local area. We are very excited about the store and the opportunity to be part of the Leicester town centre community”.

CEO and Founder, Colin Stevens, added: “I spent a long time looking for the perfect location for the fourth store and Leicester ticked all the boxes. The new showroom looks great and the team have been working hard to ensure they are experts on all our products and services. Leicester showroom is a fantastic addition to the Better Bathrooms brand – we’re all really excited to see the store open.”

Better Bathrooms invests heavily into career development, sending staff members on training courses to develop their skills and progress further in their career. In addition, an excellent benefit package is available to all staff members, which includes a performance review, pay reviews, reward schemes and social events.


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