Bell of Northampton is celebrating after winning two regional business awards and getting through to the finals for two national awards.
October saw the company win the Small Business of the Year award at the East Midlands heat of the British Chambers’ Chamber Business Awards 2017, and scoop the Business of the Year Greater Than 50 Employees award at the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards for the second year running.
Now the business is through to the national finals for both. This will see Bell of Northampton attend the Chamber Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 30th November at the Brewery, London and the SME National Business Awards at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1st December.
The home and lifestyle store, which has been a fixture in Northampton for more than 100 years, has experienced phenomenal growth over the last three years with profits and turnover increasing year-on-year. The store’s offering has also grown and now boasts an interior design service, bathrooms, art gallery, tea shop and outdoor section in store and a new e-commerce platform to enable online purchasing.
Graham Jackson, Managing Director of Bell, said: “We have worked so hard over the last three years to completely transform our business and this is set to continue as we are currently undergoing a re-brand and looking to extend our store to include a deli and expand our existing departments further.
“Locally, we are still regarded by some as suppliers of fireplaces and kitchens but there is so much more to Bell than that. Now we can compete with the top UK department stores and offer a wide range of home and lifestyle products. Winning these awards is recognition of how far we have come in a few short years.
“Whatever the result on the night, we are extremely proud of our achievements and our hard-working team and look forward to continued growth in 2018, as we open a major extension to our store which includes a 110-seat restaurant.”
Bell of Northampton is located on Kingsthorpe Road in the town. To find out more, go to www.abell.co.uk.