Bridal retailer moves to 6,300 sq ft store

Helen Dickson and Kerry Elliot

Nottingham-based bridal retailer Dressplace has opened new store in the Courtaulds Building on Haydn Road.

Owner Helen Dickson has closed her George Street premises in the Lace Market to move into a larger 6,300 sq ft outlet.

She also owns the Brides & Mothers Designer Wedding Outlet at Ransom Wood Business Park in Mansfield.

Kerry Elliott at Fraser Brown Solicitors acted on behalf of Dickson.

The new store is situated next to the Courtaulds Factory shop at the opposite end of the building to the Nottingham Free School.

Dickson said: “For more than 25 years, I had planned to open my bridal boutique and my desire to do this increased whilst accompanying my three daughters in their search for their dream wedding dresses.

“I discovered that the whole bridal experience could be very stressful, with very poor service from many boutiques. I vowed to open a lovely, calm wedding boutique where everyone is treated with respect and leaves with a smile on their face.

“I opened my first Dressplace boutique in Southwell back in 2009, and its initial success led to us moving to a more central premises in the Lace Market area of the city centre. Over time, we decided to look for a larger, more accessible site and settled in the fantastic historic spot that is the Courtaulds Building on Haydn Road.

“The huge size of the site has allowed us to incorporate our outlet and boutique services into one space and we have our own huge free car park too. We opened our doors on 29 December and were very happy to help our first bride find her dream dress.

“We’d like to continue offering exceptional customer service with an expert alterations service to every customer, whatever their budget, and we are already growing our team with two new staff appointments, bringing the total staff number to 14.”