Clicks-and-bricks bathroom retailer Bathroom Takeaway has announced a £1.35 million investment in its UK business with a focus on growing its digital presence, staff development and “streamlining stock with key suppliers to support sales growth”.
Set up in 2014, the online retailer, which has physical stores in Salford and Sutton Coldfield, said it was reducing its presence in mainland Europe, which will free up £100,000 to go towards its UK operation.
Chris Norton, director at Bathroom Takeaway said: “Digital marketing has always been a huge passion of mine and, with this added investment, we can now further strengthen our digital capabilities and capitalise on the progress we’ve made so far.
“For the time being, we will be reducing our presence in mainland Europe which frees up £100k to go towards the UK arm. With UK house price growth continuing to slow while we await the outcome of Brexit, we’ve seen an increased trend for homeowners to invest in their bathrooms and kitchens rather than moving home so now seems like the perfect time to make this added investment and pass our savings onto our customers.”
Norton added: “As a business, we’re incredibly proud of our people and strong customer service record and really do feel it is what truly sets us apart. With this added investment, we will be working closely to offer exceptional training and progression opportunities for our existing employees, many of whom have been with the business for many years.”
In March this year, Julian Smith, former MD of Bathroom Takeaway, stepped down from his role in the company.