Bathroom specialist focuses on UK market in £1.35m investment

Chris Norton

Bathroom specialist Bathroom Takeaway has announced plans to invest £1.35m into its UK business with a strong emphasis on growing the digital footprint, investing in its people development programme and streamlining stock with key suppliers to support sales growth.

Over the past five years the firm says it has become a household name across the UK and has made a splash in the bathroom sector by offering high quality bathroom suites at a fraction of the cost of competitors.

This added investment will enable it to remain firmly on the UK retail map for value and quality.

Director Chris Norton said: “Digital marketing has always been a huge passion of mine and with this added investment we can now further strengthen our digital capabilities and capitalise on the progress we’ve made so far.

“For the time being we will be reducing our presence in mainland Europe which frees up £100,000 to go towards the UK arm.

“With UK house price growth continuing to slow whilst we await the outcome of Brexit we’ve seen an increased trend for homeowners to invest in their bathrooms and kitchens rather than moving home, so now seems like the perfect time to make this added investment and pass our savings onto our customers.”

He added: “As a business we’re incredibly proud of our people and strong customer service record and really do feel it is what truly sets us apart.

“With this added investment we will be working closely to offer exceptional training and progression opportunities for our existing employees, many of whom have been with the business for many years.”

Bathroom Takeaway has been trading since November 2014. It has a flagship retail store on Regent Road in Salford, a store in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, and a 10,500-pallet capacity distribution centre in Trafford.