A Holbeach shop which prides itself on traditional values and customer service is celebrating 60 years in business.
Staff at the furniture store Cross Bros would like to thank customers old and new for their continued support as the business marks its milestone anniversary this month.
The Cross Bros story began back on March 15, 1955, when Cross Bros (Long Sutton) Limited bought the existing furniture business belonging to Chas E May & Sons, located at 30 West End.
Company secretary Graham Mace said it has always been Cross Bros’ aim to supply quality furniture from leading manufacturers at realistic prices, with a friendly personal service, which in turn has seen it build up a good reputation for reliability and top quality.
As well as a variety of traditional and contemporary soft furnishings and furniture by well-known names for the living room, dining room and bedroom, the shop and its team of 12 employees also supply and fit carpets, vinyl floor coverings, made to measure curtains and blinds.
In 1995 the existing showroom was extended to accommodate the firm’s ever expanding business – its current premises now have 7,000 square feet of showroom space over two floors as well as 2,000 square feet of storage space.
The shop, open every day except Sundays, is managed by Tim Beresford and Kevin Newell, who between them have more than 70 years’ experience in the furnishing trade.
“We are very pleased to be celebrating 60 years in business, and although we’re not having a particular celebration, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who’s supported us over the years,” said Mr Mace.
“We are a very traditional business and pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our customers, and we have a great team of very experienced staff to offer advice.
“We do have a website, but if people come in to see us and we haven’t got exactly what they are looking for, we can order it for them.
“When people are buying large ticket items like furniture, they don’t replace them every year, but we do get people coming back to us.
“Word of mouth brings a lot of people in too, as well as the next generation coming to shop with us.
“Business is going very well at the moment and we’re very proud to have been trading for 60 years.”
n To find out more drop into the shop at 30 West End, Holbeach, call 01406 423385 or visit www. cross-bros.co.uk