Councillor Robert Adair, Mayor of Ards and North Down Borough Council has officially opened local company, Bassetts’ newly extended branch on Enterprise Road, Bangor.
The leading bathroom company has doubled the size of its Bangor showroom, completely transforming it in the process. The unique branch now includes a bespoke tile corridor featuring eye-catching displays as well as Bassetts’ innovative Visualiser, NI’s first interactive touchscreen software that allows customers to choose from hundreds of wall and floor tiles.
This development is part of the company’s £2 million investment programme which has seen it add over 31,000 sq ft to its operations across Northern Ireland, bringing its total size to almost 400,000 sq ft.
The company has also increased its total workforce to over 130 staff, reaffirming its position as the largest plumbing and heating supplier in Northern Ireland.
Bassetts’ retail and trade customers and employees attended the launch event, which took place earlier this month, alongside former Northern Ireland winger and Bangor man Keith Gillespie and lifestyle blogger Avril Keys.
Also in attendance were a number of local politicians including Gordon Dunne MLA, Alderman Bill Keery, Councillor Alistair Cathcart and Councillor Noelle Robinson.
Bassetts’ Managing Director Alan Wright said, “Over the past number of years our Bangor branch has experienced remarkable success, securing new retail and trade customers. In particular, we have seen impressive growth in tile sales, selling over 40,000 sq ft in tiles, which is the equivalent of 10 acres, in the last 18 months. This has enabled us to invest significantly and extend our showroom with the aim of continuing to build on this growth and extend our offering in the local area.
“I am thrilled with the expansion and the benefits that this will bring to our local customers as well as our employees. I would like to thank our team working in the Bangor branch as this expansion wouldn’t have been possible without their hard work, dedication and the top class service they give to our customers on a daily basis.”
A strong focus on superior design, innovation and cutting-edge technology, alongside its commitment to adapting to the ever-changing needs of customers, has been key to Bassetts’ achievements over the past 35 years.
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