Hughes have completed most of outstanding Norfolk Bennetts orders

Over 80pc of more than 1000 customers who were worried about items they had bought from Bennetts before the electrical goods firm went into administration last month have now had their orders resolved.

That is according to Lowestoft-based Hughes Electrical, which re-opened the Bennetts stores in Hall Road, Norwich, and in Cromer and Dereham two weeks ago.

Sean Drage, 34, from Toft Monks near Beccles, was one of the customers previously reported as being worried about receiving his Bennetts delivery.

He had paid �1,439 for a home cinema system from Bennetts but had asked for the goods to be kept hold of until his imminent house move was completed.

But now Hughes have completed his delivery and he said: 'I had paid for items and not received them (but) I now have my Items and Hughes have been very helpful.'

Hughes managing director, Robert Hughes, confirmed the three Norfolk stores were back operating fully and most outstanding orders were sorted.

He said: 'Our priorities were to recruit the people to get the stores trading as quickly as possible and help those previous customers who were still waiting for goods.

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'We are holding stock for the majority of the remaining customers yet to receive their goods as they are not currently in a position to take delivery, others have not responded to our letters, while a handful of internet sales still need to be resolved, but we are making good and rapid progress with these.'

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