Debenhams calls on Wolverhampton community to nominate a local hero to open brand new store

LONDON, 2017-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calling all Wolverhampton superstars! Debenhams is on the hunt for a local hero to open the new store on Thursday 12th October 2017.

The winner of the search will be get a preview of the store before it opens, receive an exclusive styling session with a personal shopper and have the honour of cutting the ribbon.

The prize also includes a beauty makeover, in addition to £200 to spend on Debenhams’ exclusive ranges from designers such as the Star by Julien Macdonald range, J by Jasper Conran, No1. by Jenny Packham and Studio by Preen, as well as on leading beauty brands in the fantastic beauty hall.

Nominations are being accepted up to Friday 29th September and should include contact details for the nominee, a photograph, as well as the reasons for the nomination. These can then be sent via email to, or in writing to: Havas PR, 26 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AL

Alison Young, store manager for the new Debenhams Wolverhampton store, said: “The team and I can’t wait to introduce ourselves to our customers and show them the store.

“Wolverhampton has a strong community spirit, so we’re really looking forward to seeing the entries and hearing about all the great people that live in the area.”

Debenhams Wolverhampton has created more than 150 jobs in the local area and is part of the redevelopment programme taking place at The Mander Centre, which is set for completion in Autumn 2017.

Terms and Conditions

  • Winner must be happy to be involved in publicity and available on opening day
  • Judges discretion is final
  • No cash alternative for prize

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Notes to Editors

About Debenhams
Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of more than 260 stores across 27 countries.  Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.

The business serves over 19 million customers with over 5 million visits online per week and deliveries to 60 countries.

In the UK, Debenhams  is the market leader in beauty, handbags, occasion wear and swimwear and has a top three market position in womenswear and menswear and top ten share in childrenswear.

Debenhams has been investing in British design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands.  Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Savannah Miller, Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Jenny Packham, Preen, Giles Deacon, Aliza Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas and Matthew Williamson.

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SOURCE: Debenhams Retail plc

ENGLAND: ERF Electrical Wholesalers to open a new, larger trade premises in The Dunstall Hill Estate in Wolverhampton

London, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — A leading electrical wholesaler is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the opening of new, larger trade premises in Wolverhampton.

ERF Electrical Wholesalers Ltd is relocating from Willenhall Road to unit 2, The Dunstall Hill Estate, after agreeing a 10-year lease with leading commercial property investment company LCP, which owns and manages the estate.

The 4,933 sq ft unit is double the size of its previous premises and will enable the family-run business to increase its stock holding, supporting the growth of the Wolverhampton branch, which has been in the city since 1979.

Simon Jones, ERF Electrical project director, said the new premises forms part of the company’s expansion plans across the region. It has nine branches in the East and West Midlands and another in Andover, Hampshire. It hopes to open a further two branches this year and over the next five years aims to continue investing in opening new businesses.

The new Wolverhampton branch is the first to open this year. It currently employs five people and there may be new employment opportunities in the next few months.

“The location and the layout of the unit allows ERF to offer an unprecedented service to customers who want to visit the trade counter or who require a delivery service to their premises or direct to site,” said Simon.

“Currently this is the only unit ERF have with LCP, however due to the service we have received from them we would certainly work with them to find other units in the area to support our expansion programme.”

Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager, said: “The Dunstall Hill Estate is a very popular business location being so close to the city centre and to the motorway network.”

The Dunstall Hill Estate is accessed off Gorsebrook Road, close to the entrance of Dunstall Hill Racecourse. The main A449 Wolverhampton to Stafford Road is approximately 250 yards from the site, providing access to Wolverhampton city centre, and to junction 2 of the M54 and the wider national motorway network. Existing tenants include Gunnebo UK Ltd, Wyko Group and Heinrich Georg (UK) Ltd.


Source: LCP

London & Cambridge Properties announce Yours Clothing store opening at Wulfrun Shopping Centre in Wolverhampton

London, 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wulfrun Shopping Centre in Wolverhampton has welcomed its newest store with the opening of Plus Size fashion brand Yours Clothing.

The centre, which is owned and managed by London & Cambridge Properties (LCP), has seen Amplifon and Burger King open its doors to Wolverhampton customers, with more retailers due to open later in the year.

Yours Clothing has taken on units 54 and 55, a 1,111 sq ft shop, after agreeing a five-year lease with LCP.

Resh Dorka, managing director at Yours Clothing, said it was keen to open in the city because it already has a strong online customer base, all of whom wanted the brand to open a store. Wolverhampton is its 91st store in the UK and it has plans to expand by at least 10 more stores by the end of the year.

“We have received an overwhelming number of requests from our customers to open,” he said. “To be able to bring the Yours Clothing brand to a new market in Wolverhampton, by offering the latest fashions for exceptional prices, has been our promise to our customers. We want our customers to have a unique and enjoyable shopping experience.”

Andrew Barrett, asset manager for Black Country-based LCP, said: “We’ve had a flurry of interest by retailers over the past few months at the Wulfrun Shopping Centre, which is not only great news for shoppers who need a wide retail offering but also for jobs in the city. The opening of Yours Clothing is a welcome addition to our existing fashion stores Primark and Peacocks.”

Yours Clothing offers a range of clothing in sizes 16-36, designed to fit and flatter, including the latest fashions in evening and daywear, all at highly competitive prices. Yours Clothing is committed to offering a range of plus size clothing to customers that is both stylish and great value.

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Source: London and Cambridge Properties