A husband and wife team have found a new ‘home’ for their new business.
It is literally ‘home-from-home’ for Richard Bell and his wife Claire after they launched Home Designer Outlet at Royal Quays Outlet Centre, in North Shields.
The store offers 50 to 80 per cent off high quality designer brands.
Richard, of Whitley Bay, said: “We have always talked about setting up our own store, it was all about choosing the right location.
“Having searched various premises, Royal Quays was the perfect destination.
“It’s very accessible and we were impressed by the footfall figures which definitely helped to draw us in.
“We work in the store alongside two other staff members and we are looking to recruit an extra person to manage the stock in our warehouse.
“We have some fantastic collections such as luxury beds, sofas, dining furniture, designer furniture and mirrors that we are sure will be very appealable to customers.
“We have settled in very well to life at the centre and look forward to offering customers a varied range of high quality products at discounted prices.”
Royal Quays centre manager, Judith Ramshaw, said: “We are delighted to welcome Home Designer Outlet to the centre, they are a great addition and look set to be a firm favourite with shoppers.
“As a centre we are always keen to support local business and Richard and Claire are prime examples of people who have the determination and ability to succeed.”