The Place for Homes Furniture Store Celebrates 50 years
Independent furniture retailer The Place for Homes is this week celebrating 50 years at their iconic furniture store in Llandow, Cowbridge. “We’re really proud to reach this milestone” says Rhian Francis MD “and are marking it with a huge 50th Anniversary sale which starts on Saturday 26th September at 10am with 50% off everything in our Anniversary collection.”
The Company was founded in 1965 and was the original out of town store, being known throughout the local area as “the supermarket” and selling everything from paint, to toasters and sofas!! Graham Nelson Chairman remembers it well: “I joined the business as an accountant in 1971 and didn’t anticipate then that I would still be here 5 decades later.”
New Home Warehouses became “The Place for Homes” in 1986 with the Nelson family at the helm with the support of the legendary actor Mr Leslie S Phillips, who remains the company's President.
In 2001, there were further changes as Rhian Francis, now MD and Rhys Nelson, Sales Director, two of Graham’s children joined the business.
A rebrand and extensive store renovation in 2007 saw the Company moving forward with the launch of its e-commerce website. “ Retailing is changing and evolving with a user-friendly website being an essential part of modern retailing and for the first time making it easier for people to find us with the help of google maps and sat nav!” says Rhys.
"The Place for Homes has survived through the peaks and troughs of the UK economy since 1965 with customers that have been returning throughout the entire 50 years now bringing their children and grandchildren to buy furniture. None of it would've been possible without our fantastic team of employees, many of whom have also been with us for many years, in one case 47!!! " I don’t believe there are many companies that can say that!”
Although fashions have changed and the store has undergone huge refurbishment Rhian explains " The main ethos and focus of the business hasn't changed; that of providing the very best customer service and value for money and we're determined that this value will continue into the future as we look forward to another 50 years!"
We have a special section on our website designed specially for this event, why not take a look and see if you can find a bargain. CLICK HERE