Ripon Interiors celebrates 20 years in business

Ripon Interiors in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Its showroom in Boroughbridge Road showcases luxury kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and home offices.

The three directors, Graeme Borchard (pictured centre), Andrew Boddy (left) and Peter Gregg (right), acquired what was previously RBS Interiors in 2001 and “redesigned the business from the ground up”. They have continued to extend the company’s product range, while maintaining “a personal approach” to their customers.

Borchard brought to the business his proven knowledge of the contracting market, while Gregg had 15 years’ experience as a cabinetmaker.

The company reports that it has continued to grow and thrive despite recently challenging times.

Said Borchard: “While Covid has had many effects on businesses, lifestyles and the UK economy over the past 12 months, Ripon Interiors has continued to buck the economic trend of retailers struggling to achieve growth and maintain their position on the high street. 

“We have seen Covid and numerous lockdowns biting and, make no mistake, the past 12 months have hit us hard, but what we have done is adapted to the market and developed our business model to suit, working remotely with our customers wherever possible. We’ve worked closely with our suppliers to provide accurate supply chains and better value solutions to all of our customers from builders, developers, architects and the individual while still maintaining the brand and quality.”

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The company said that its experienced team always tries to stay one step ahead of the market and push the boundaries.

Said Borchard: “The fact that we have been able to continue planning and designing interiors for our customers using state of the art 3D technology throughout the lockdowns, has meant that we are coming out of this period, just as strong, if not stronger and the future looks positive.”

He concluded: “We’re delighted to be celebrating our 20th anniversary and we’ll be sharing the celebration later this year with a planned family fun day for our team and our suppliers.”

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