Hughes Electrical is continuing its planned expansion programme with the opening of a new store in Spalding.
This follows the acquisition of the stock, rental, repair and trade side of Paul Taylor, which had been operating in the town since 1965. All members of staff will be joining the new Hughes shop in Sheepmarket.
Hughes’ managing director Robert Hughes said; “We have been looking to find suitable premises in Spalding for a good three years. So when David Carroll, the owner of Paul Taylor, wanted to retire and a former restaurant in a high profile location came onto the market it was an opportunity too good to miss!
“We are delighted to welcome the three members of staff from Paul Taylor, including Graham Boor, who joined Paul Taylor in 1975. We have recruited a new manager, Tom Gosling, who has already run branches of Comet in Boston and King’s Lynn.
“Paul Taylor has a fantastic reputation for quality and service which we will continue. Moving to new, and much larger, premises enables us to offer a vastly extended product range, especially kitchen appliances, computer technology and home electrical products. It all represents a significant six figure investment for us.
“Spalding has a great number of thriving independent retailers and we are pleased to have added to the range of items people can buy.”