July 26, 2013
Baileys DIY @ Labels expanding to bigger premises!
Former Focus DIY store to re-open as Baileys DIY next to Labels Outlet Shopping
Labels Outlet Shopping, is to complete their Ross Park site on the outskirts of Ross-on-Wye.
After years of operating through a difficult economic climate, combined with the closure of an adjacent retail unit, Labels has just announced their purchase of the former Focus DIY building.
Angie Ellis, CEO and founder of Labels Outlet Shopping said that she is using this initiative to develop Ross Park as a true destination in its own right and enhance its position as a regional attraction, essential if it is to compete with growing competition in South Wales, Gloucester and the major retail proposal being discussed for Tewkesbury.
The first phase of the redevelopment of Ross Park is already well under way in the regeneration of the redundant Focus DIY building with the expansion of Baileys DIY of Abergavenny, currently already occupying part of the Labels store.
Opening on Thursday 1st August the new Baileys DIY has generated 20 new jobs for local people and the store has been inundated with applications.
“Baileys has enjoyed a very successful trading partnership within Labels Outlet Shopping since the beginning of this year.” Said Ian Bailey, Director of the family owned and run business. “Moving next door in to our own standalone store will give us considerably more space to offer a much wider, more comprehensive line-up of products for both Trade and DIY customers; which is great news for us, for Labels – and most importantly, for our visitors.
Baileys DIY will include a new paint and decorating centre, extensive DIY and home improvements, pet care and pet food. Relaxation of the planning conditions that govern what can actually be sold in the building is in discussion in order to facilitate a sustainable and long term viable future for the development.
Labels and Baileys will work in partnership to promote the Ross Park site that is home to both businesses, as an attractive, highly convenient shopping destination for visitors to the area.
Ross Park is located on the outskirts of Ross-on-Wye, just off junction of the M50 motorway and is open 7 days a week.
July 14, 2013
Fundraiser for World Ocean’s Day held at ROSS-ON-SEA!
Carolyn Willis (inside lobster outfit) and Jayne Walters of Labels Outlet Shopping with Katherine Stephenson from the Marine Conservation Society on Big Blue Day at the store.
Ross on Wye based national charity, the Marine Conservation Society, is working closely with neighbouring business, Labels Outlet Shopping, to produce a fully sustainable menu at Labels’ in-store Seafood Bar.
“The fact that Labels Outlet Shopping has a wonderful Seafood Bar, prompted a strengthening of our relationship given the close proximity of our respective organisations in Ross on Wye, and our shared commitment to sustainable seafood” said Katherine Stephenson of the Marine Conservation Society.”
“Both Labels, and MCS, fully intend to develop the Seafood Bar to become a ‘showcase for sustainability’, which we can share with the wide variety of visitors that MCS receives at its head office in Ross on Wye. We are already making good progress, with the MCS team currently in the midst of analysing data provided by Labels’ seafood suppliers, which will enable us to work together to bring the sustainable showcase to fruition.”
“The more that our team heard about the Marine Conservation Society’s work, the more we wanted to support the charity’s conservation efforts”, said Labels’ Managing Director, Rachel Addison. “It was absolutely perfect for Labels’ colleagues to support MCS by holding a ‘Big Blue Day’, in addition to hosting a fundraising event - on World Oceans Day”. “One member of our team, Carolyn Willis, dressed up for the day in giant lobster suit, raising £80 in sponsorship for her efforts. In all, £160 was generated on the day.”
World Oceans Day is a day shared across the planet, when everyone can play a part in helping preserve the world’s oceans. It is an opportunity to tell people why our seas are so special and what needs to be done to keep it that way - whether the interest is the protection of marine wildlife; reducing the impact of overfishing; or cleaning-up beach litter.
More information about the Marine Conservation Society is available at: www.mcsuk.org
Labels’ Seafood Bar serves lunch 7 days a week, 12 noon – 3pm.
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