Congratulations to Housing Units
Housing Units and John Lewis head Interiors Monthly Awards 2017 furniture winners
Manchester furniture retailer Housing Units and John Lewis have been named as the country’s best furniture retailers in the Interiors Monthly Awards 2017, selected by the magazine’s readers.
Housing Units was named as Best Furniture Retailer in the one to three store category and John Lewis in the four plus category. Made.com was voted Best Online Retailer.
Furniture and flooring retailer Housing Units is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.
The Failsworth, Manchester company is investing £3.5m creating new retail and dining spaces and £1.5m expanding its distribution centre.
‘A lot has changed since we first opened in 1947, but one thing that has stayed constant is our focus on personalised customer service. Traditional touches, such as being welcomed by our famous doormen on arrival at the store, remain at the heart of the Housing Units experience,’ says Nick Fox, Housing Units ceo.
‘Through continuing to listen to the customer, and investing in improving their in store and online shopping experience, we hope for another 70 years of success.’
It saw pre-tax profits rise by 27.4% to £1.938m in the year to 27 March 2016. Turnover rose by 7.7% to £24.518m.
Staff numbers rose by 10 to 279, with the number of equivalent full-time employees climbing from 233 to 245.
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