February 01, 2017
The doors of the Schoolwear Centre in Ber Street, Norwich shut at the end of January for what was thought to be the last time.
However, Stevensons are set to reopen the store as soon as this Saturday (4th Feb).
JOHN STEVENSON (JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR) SAYS:
“This is a great opportunity for us to extend our business into the heart of Norfolk and to secure the jobs of the existing experienced staff that worked in the store. We are a family firm that prides itself on the personal service that we offer to our customers and are looking forward to the challenge of winning over the parents of the existing local schools by providing an improved, efficient and friendly service”
The 6 staff previously employed at the store have already met with our Directors and have all been offered continued employment.
It is also hoped that most of the 65 schools will not seek a new supplier but will keep their business locally with the new company and allow them to show they can significantly improve the service offered before.
MARK STEVENSON (JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR) ADDED:
“We are very aware that parents like to shop locally for their school uniform and so keeping the store open in central Norwich is really important for children to come in and try on their uniform. The majority of schools we work with also have an online school shop we manage, so that parents have the choice of how to buy if they can’t make it to Ber Street. ”
Image courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press - see their previous coverage here