A new building store in Whitchurch believes they are off to a flying start to their trading in the town.

Huws Gray has a new showroom in Whitchurch, which is already proving popular with the public and trade customers, with the impressive three-acre base at Waymills.

Manager Gavin Martin says there was great demand for another Huws Gray outlet in the region, to complement nearby sites in Wrexham and Shrewsbury.

Employing eight staff, he says they have big plans for the future and will expand the business over time.

“The first few weeks here have been absolutely fantastic, the response from the general public and builders and trades has been so positive,” said Gavin.

“They are really impressed with the offering and the layout, and the feedback is that Whitchurch has needed a store like this for a very long time.

“There is demand and this is a big catchment area, so we look forward to welcoming people in the months ahead.”

Gavin, who began his 14-year career with Huws Gray as a counter sales assistant in Wrexham, believes the company ethos of supporting and promoting employees from within has helped to instil a culture of goodwill and hard work.

“I started out working on the shop floor and am now managing this new store, which is testament to the support and training I’ve been given during my time with the business,” said Gavin, former manager of the Ruthin outlet.

“I’ve worked my way up and saw this opportunity, so I’m absolutely delighted to be in this new position and look forward to many years here in Whitchurch.”

Managing director Terry Owen says the organisation will remain committed to the development of its workforce.

“Gavin is a fantastic example of how Huws Gray trains and develops its employees from the very beginning,” he said.

“We congratulate Gavin on this new role and know he and the team will continue the Huws Gray tradition of top-class customer service and going above and beyond for our customers."