A UTTOXETER stove shop is set to relocate within the town following 30 successful years of business.
Contractors have begun to erect the steel frame of The Hot Spot’s new premises in Dovefields Industrial Estate which is due to relocate this summer from its current store in High Street.
Following the completion of the groundwork next door to site owner TFD, the frame is expected to be erected within a week, allowing the next phase of the work to commence.
Uttoxeter’s Mayor David Brookes was on hand to commemorate the event as he said he is dedicated to encouraging business growth in Uttoxeter.
He said: “We must applaud companies like The Hot Spot who have shown their utmost faith in Uttoxeter by acknowledging the need to expand and making the decision to relocate their business within the locality.
“The move helps to sustain local employment and contributes to the overall success of the town.
“Businesses like this are critical in our quest to put Uttoxeter even more firmly on the map.”
The owners Howard and Dit McCallum have run the business from the current premises since 2004 and said they have ‘enjoyed spectacular growth’ in business over the past six years and the decision to move away was not easy to make.
They said: “The shop front is a great form of advertising, but we took the view that we could provide even better customer facilities, such as parking, access and a better showroom area, with purpose-built premises.
“We are grateful to Jez Hartnell from TFD who has bent over backwards to support our venture and to David Brookes, who has supported and assisted our expansion plans from day one.
“We are looking forward to taking this business to the next stage and are delighted that we will do so within this town.”