Blackpool launch for a key plumbing name

James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot, Mowbray Drive, Blackpool
James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot, Mowbray Drive, Blackpool
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A leading plumbers merchant is to expand its reach into the Fylde coast by opening a £250,000 branch in Blackpool.

James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot will open on Mowbray Drive, Blackpool – its first branch on the Fylde coast – in the coming weeks.

Mark Heys, from Marton, is a plumber with 12 years’ experience in the industry, and will manage the 33rd branch of the firm.

He said: “I have helped the firm find the right site here on Mowbray Drive and we have had customers popping in even before we are officially open, which can only be a good sign.”

The 40-year-old’s shop will include a trade counter and a mezzanine level, housing a bathroom showroom, and is to open in the Autumn.

He added: “The plumbing industry has been my life for some time now - from sales through to senior management - but my years in the hospitality sector also provided a grounding in dealing with the public and learning how to provide customers with precisely what they want.”

Bill Davies, sales director at James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot, said: “Blackpool has been on our radar for some time and Mowbray Drive provides us with a great location – very visual and accessible. At 7,000 sq ft and incorporating a bathroom showroom it represents one of our most ambitious branches to date.”

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