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SUCCESS FOR NORTH EAST
FAMILY BUSINESS AS IT
RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS
A leading North-East business which has been run by the same
family for six generations is celebrating further company expansion.
Karpet Mills, which currently operates
three stores and employs 30 people
across the region, has opened its fourth
branch in Hexham, where the business
began almost 140 years ago.
The company has invested over
£150,000 in the new store, while
maintaining the roles of ve sta
employed by the building’s former
occupiers, Dickinsons Furnishers. Due to
its success the company has also hired
extra sta and increased warehouse
capabilities to meet demand.
Joel Dickinson, Karpet Mills operations
director, said: “It is a fantastic move for
Karpet Mills to return to Hexham where
our family business began.
“As a local family rm we are
incredibly invested in the area thanks to
our history within Hexham, and were able
to bring our business back thanks to the
interest we’ve had in our products and
services from the community.
“The opening is a fantastic way for us
to start 2018, and we hope to continue
this growth and success by creating
further roles at our new branch, as well as
introducing a new range of designer
brands to add to our already popular
range of aordable products.”
In 2001, Conrad Dickinson, fth
generation of the family rm, sold the
retail arm of the business to the current
owners of Dickinson’s Furnishers, who
have now ceased trading in Hexham.
Since 2001, the Dickinson family have had
no involvement with Dickinson’s
Furnishers, apart from acting as landlords.
Karpet Mills is the trading name of the
Dickinson family business, which was
established in 1878 and has remained as a
family run business, now into its sixth
generation. The rm is currently the
number one provider of carpets and
ooring for the North East, covering
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead,
Sunderland & Durham with branches in
Kingston Park, Gateshead and Hetton-leHole.