Business owners, Paul Turner and Andy Barwell have received a cash boost through an Independent Retailer Grant from Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) after opening the doors to their new kitchen showroom in Romsey.
The duo collected the first instalment of the £1000 grant after their brand new Romsey showroom, named Kutchenhaus, opened in September last year.
Situated in the heart of the town centre, Andy and Paul have a wide range of kitchens and display features showcasing German engineered kitchens at affordable prices.
Together, they have over 20 years of experience in the industry and now offer a variety of options to suit their customers’ needs with high-quality appliances and sleek design. The showroom is situated in the old HSBC building in Market Place.
The people of Romsey have been very supportive of our new business and have really welcomed us to the town centre.
We are very pleased to have qualified for this grant, which is a huge boost for the business having invested heavily in the listed building to get the showroom ready for our customers.
Opening the showroom in Romsey has been a great experience and we want to thank our customers and the council for their continued support.
Abbey ward member, councillor Ian Richards presented the first cheque. He said:
Kutchenhaus is a great addition to the retail presence in Romsey town centre. With a growing town and recent investment in Market Place from Hampshire County Council and TVBC, Romsey is a great town for businesses.
I am pleased to present the cheque to Andy and Paul. The showroom really is spectacular and their knowledge of the industry is second to none. I wish them all the very best.
Recipients of the £1,000 grant receive £500 after three months of trading and a further £500 six months later.
To be eligible for the grant, new or existing independent businesses must occupy a town centre ground floor unit which has been vacant for at least one month. Qualifying businesses include shops, restaurants and cafes.
Photos: Cllr Ian Richards presents the first instalment of the £1000 Independent Retailer Grant to Business Owners Paul Turner and Andy Barwell. Also present is Jan Lumsden, General Manager (left)