Timing is everything

Timing is everything

With Christmas fast approaching you may well hear a few wives asking, “What do you give a man who has everything?”

You could ask a similar question of Paul Gray, MD of Beechwood Beds in Newport. “Your company has been bringing husbands and wives together comfortably for 38 years. Are you going to retire any time soon?”

Far from thinking of spending every day on the Championship Course at Celtic Manor, Paul has expansion on his mind. Together with his wife Debbie they have just opened a retail unit in the new Friars Walk development in the centre of Newport.

Their neighbours are mostly national operators such as Next, Debenhams, New Look and H&M. The food outlets include TGI Friday, Prezzo, Las Iguanas etc. If dad and the children can’t cope with shopping after lunch, or more likely, mum wants to get rid of them for a couple of hours, she can send them to Cineworld.

Great idea mum, now you can get all the Christmas shopping done.

Paul and Debbie were really astute when they opened their shop in the middle of November, because although folk may suppose they have another bed emporium, in fact their new enterprise is devoted to selling Yankee Candles.

“Go on mum, one for granny, then there’s Auntie Flo, Auntie Gwyneth, Cousin Megan and your eight girlfriends. There you go then, that’s half your Christmas shopping done. There’s lovely!”

Not only were Paul and Debbie foxy about the timing of their opening, they were discerning about their choice of funding for the fitting out of their premises.

If you are looking for finance to fit out retail, leisure or office accommodation, come to Armada. We have been helping start-up businesses for over 40 years.

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