Hughes: further expansion

Cromwell customer, Hughes Electrical, has expanded again – acquiring the business and premises of Plummer Bros in New Road, North Walsham, Norfolk. It will replace Hughes’s current store in the market place in about 10 months’ time.

The new store will have 1,700 square feet of retail space, allowing for the display of a much broader range of products. It will also provide a dedicated warehouse for the Click & Collect service available via the Hughes website, which is developed by Cromwell.

Hughes’s MD, Robert Hughes, said: “This represents a significant investment for us and we are confident it will be a real boost for North Walsham… we firmly believe there is room for successful companies to expand in this area as long as they continue to provide outstanding customer service and make their stores pleasant places to visit. This year, we have already doubled the size of our outlets in Lowestoft and Cambridge, as well as opening a new store in Spalding.”