Christine and Graham Pipett, owners of Furniture World, have been in the furniture business for over 20 years, having previously owned 20 furniture stores throughout the southwest of England.
Following an offer they could not refuse, they decided to sell up and move to Portugal, where they had been visitors for the past 15 years. They opened their furniture store in the Lagos area after having been struck by the difficulty in obtaining quality English style furniture here.
By using their previous suppliers and many contacts in the UK, they have kept their prices at competitive levels. Their policy is to only buy direct from reputable factories and manufacturers and all their merchandise is delivered direct to them in regular, large shipments. This enables them to take advantage of economies of scale.
The store offers a wide range of styles and choices, including contemporary oak, traditional oak, ash and painted furniture. They have also incorporated a range of Indian furniture.
Christine and Graham also sell a broad range of oil paintings at reasonable prices. In addition, Furniture World intends to launch a website in 2008, which will focus on supplying a wide range of furniture packs to service the growing demand. They plan to offer their customers a flexible approach to give maximum choice of style and pack content, something that is absent from the current market.
Christine and Graham have enormous experience in their chosen market and therefore believe the future for Furniture World looks bright. They have been fortunate to acquire the services of Sandrine Reis as the shop manageress. Sandrine is Portuguese and fluent in English, French and Spanish.
The store carries large stocks and aims to supply all customers’ requirements within forty eight hours and delivery is free locally. As a further incentive, they have introduced gift vouchers, which make an ideal present at any time of the year.
Everyone is invited to go and visit the store and see for themselves the range and depth of stock which offers a wide choice, quality of product and competitive prices.
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