Ambitious £2.1m turnover Yorkshire interiors specialist Richard Grafton Interiors will open the doors this week (13 October 2016) to its third showroom following a £300,000 investment in new premises in Ilkley, creating three new full time jobs.
The 3,000sq ft retail premises at Crescent Court is the firm’s first base outside Harrogate and will also be the first to stock an exclusive range of Richard Grafton’s own hand made British furniture when it is unveiled later this year.
Designed as a luxury apartment, the Ilkley showroom will showcase the full interiors offering, including bathrooms, bespoke cabinetry and kitchens, and interior design.
Managing director, Richard Grafton said:
Our first step outside Harrogate is an important one and, with its similar demographic, Ilkley provides the ideal location. We have always had lots of clients from the town so having a base there will be more convenient for these regular customers but will also give our brand exposure to a whole new potential market.
The Ilkley launch has added a showroom manager and two interior designers to Richard Grafton’s 13-strong team and further recruitment is expected once the business enters the furniture market.
Our investment in the Ilkley retail scene has been well received by the local business community and the interest we have seen even before we opened the doors is hugely encouraging.
Launched four years ago, Richard Grafton Interiors’ main 5,000sq ft showroom and head office are situated in the Montpellier Quarter in Harrogate, and the firm also has its warehouse facility in the town.