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Better Bathrooms unveil 20,000 sq ft Wigan Showroom with Grand Opening Event
Thursday 18th April, 2013

Better Bathrooms unveil 20,000 sq ft Wigan Showroom with Grand Opening Event
Better Bathrooms

North West based bathrooms & tiles retailer, Better Bathrooms are to unveil their purpose built 20,000 sq ft Wigan showroom during a Grand Opening event this Saturday April 20th.

The official opening of the 20,000 sq ft store on Wallgate celebrates completion of the largest showroom within Better Bathrooms’ portfolio, with additional stores in Warrington (14,000 sq ft) and Manchester (10,000 sq ft).

The grand opening held on Saturday April 20th between 10am-5pm, reveals the completed 20,000 sq ft Wigan Store to the public. Teaming up with local radio 102.4 Wish FM, which sees live presenters in store, the event includes guest appearances from the Wigan Warriors Rugby Team, including Sam Tomkins, Josh Charnley and Sean O’Loughlin, an official ribbon cutting by Wigan Mayor Myra Whiteside, as well as childrens entertainment in the form of a facepainter and magician.

The event offers an exclusive discount on all purchases that day along with a wealth of in store competitions, with one individual walking away with £3000 in Better Bathrooms vouchers.

The opening signals the closure of Better Bathrooms’ 3,000 sq ft flagship store on Queen Street, Wigan following a decade of hugely successful trading. Since relocation to the new store opposite Wigan Pier, back in late January 2013, sales figures have doubled in revenue.

Displaying the retailer’s ever growing stock range across two floors, the new 20,000 sq ft Better Bathrooms Wigan Showroom showcases over 20,000 products, including dedicated areas for tiles, baths, showers and furniture.

The move has also helped create jobs within the local area, with two new additions bringing the Wigan Sales team to seven staff.

Area Sales Manager for Better Bathrooms, Pete Thornton, explains: “The new 20,000 sq ft showroom has brought another level of custom to Wigan helping sales double since the move. A highlight is seeing tile sales alone increase by 400%, with the dedicated tile area showcasing a greater range of stock than ever before within our stores. The new Wigan Showroom offers an unbeatable buying experience for customers, guaranteeing the best quality products at competitive prices. Complete with a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff there’s very much a bright future for the Wigan showroom, with growth and sale figures far surpassing those achievable in the old 3,000 sq ft store.”

Extended opening hours sees the Wigan store operate from 8am-10pm Weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday. Despite a North West only presence, Better Bathrooms’ three stores are key profit makers for the retailer, generating 30% of company turnover.



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