Norwich-based electrical supplier Hughes Trade continues northern expansion

The Hughes Trade team in Leeds, left to right, David Wild, David Bower & Jeffrey Waites.

The Hughes Trade team in Leeds, left to right, David Wild, David Bower & Jeffrey Waites. - Credit: Hughes Trade

A regional trade supplier has continued its expansion in the North of England by investing £500,000 in a new store.

Norwich-based Hughes Trade has opened a branch in Leeds which will initially employ three staff and means the company will now be operating throughout Yorkshire, Teesside and Humberside.

General manager Paul Chisnall said: 'This is great news for Hughes Trade in our 10th anniversary year.

'We have been looking to expand our operation further north for some time and are delighted to have bought a building in such a great location.

'It will complement our operation in Preston and give us a great presence across the North of the country.'


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The news means Hughes Trade now covers 75% of England with 14 branches and around 50 employees.

Mr Chisnall said: 'Once established we will be looking to grow the business and staff numbers by targeting builders, charities, hotels, guest houses, holiday parks, pubs, restaurants etc, across the North of England, offering a full range of electrical products.'

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