Hughes Electrical seeking to treble size of its North Walsham business at new site

Hughes Electrical wants to treble the size of its business in North Walsham.

The firm has applied to North Norfolk District Council for change of use permission to open at the Bacton Road site near Sainsbury's, currently occupied by Foundry Cars.

If approved, the store would replace Hughes' existing shop in Market Place, which opened in 1978 and employs two full-time staff.

Managing director Robert Hughes (pictured) said: 'We want to substantially increase the range of goods available to customers - particularly kitchen appliances, technology products and the higher specified items that customers would normally have to travel to Norwich to buy.

'The premises will be three times the size of our existing store and all on one level, providing easier access combined with ample free parking for customers.


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'The 'click & collect' service offered on our website is becoming increasingly popular and is better accommodated from a larger store with its own parking.'

Mr Hughes added that they would be looking to recruit one extra full-time member of a staff, and a part-timer.

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A spokesman for Foundry Cars, which has been in North Walsham for 11 years, said he could not comment at this stage on future plans for the business.

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