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Sometimes biggest is best…

22 December 2013

icon4We learnt an interesting fact the other day; we are among only 2% of businesses in the UK that are 4th generation family businesses. We’re also proud to have been trading from our location since 1954 and we’re even more proud of the fact that 2013 has been our busiest year to date.

Thanks to our loyal customers we are completing our best year of trading ever and have achieved it during one of our busiest years. We thought we’d share some of the highlights with you.

The biggest ever buying season

January is always a busy period when we visit the manufacturers and furniture trade shows to buy stock and to see the latest trends from all over Europe. This year was no different with much of it spent on the road ordering for the 2013 season. This year, we bought more new stock than usual for one simple reason – we decided to completely refurbish our main showroom.

The biggest ever refurbishment

Much of the early part of the year was spent planning the refurbishment and making sure every detail was planned and scheduled – something we’re used to doing for clients but it is somewhat different when you need to move an entire showroom of upholstery to make way for carpet fitters and decorators. Not to mention the dining tables, occasional tables, beds, sideboards, cabinets, lamps and accessories that also had to be temporarily moved.


reception

closed invitationThe biggest ever weekend

The culmination of this was the special weekend we hosted in September to welcome our customers to the new showroom and we were delighted that 700+ people managed to visit us during the three days.


The biggest ever choice

But, it wasn’t just the main showroom that got a complete make over; we also opened our new Fama showroom to showcase this extraordinary range from Spain – something that has proven to be very popular with many of you.

fama

john sankey blog postSo, we now have a dedicated showroom for what we think is the finest furniture from Spain next door to our dedicated John Sankey showroom offering what we believe is the best range from a UK manufacturer.
The biggest variety of design projects

Our interior designers have also been extremely busy with more major residential design projects than ever before and not all of them here in Scotland. Successful projects from properties in Southern Ireland and Barcelona, Spain have meant they’ve been travelling around a great deal.


The biggest award
You may recall we brought you news about Dame Helen Mirren’s play in London, The Audience. John Dick & son provided two Kittoch chairs which were the centrepiece of the stage set and we were delighted to hear that Dame Helen Mirren went on to win an Olivier Award for her portrayal of HRH The Queen.
the audience chairs

The biggest fuel bill

It seems every part of the business has had its biggest year including our delivery and installation team who have covered more miles and delivered more orders in 2013 than ever before. All of them will surely welcome a well earned break for a short time over the Christmas period.

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The biggest party

We also had a very special occasion on Friday 20th December, John Dick celebrated his 80th birthday; he most probably took a moment to reflect on 60+ years in the furniture business, he is extremely heartened to see how successful the business has been in 2013. We wish him a very happy birthday and look forward to celebrating 60 years at the current location during 2014.

Our final thanks have to go to all of you who have supported us over the years and in particular during 2013. Recent trading conditions have been tough for all retailers so we are especially grateful for the loyalty and support you have shown our family business.

We wish each and every one of you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, we’re certainly look forward to doing it all again in 2014.

Not the biggest break!

We will be taking a short break; here are our opening hours over the festive period:

Tuesday 24th December: Close at 2pm

Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed

Friday 27th December Closed

Saturday 28th December: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 29th December: 1:30pm – 5pm

Monday 30th December: 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 31st December: Closed

New Years Day: Closed

Thursday 2nd January: Closed

Re-opening as normal on Friday 3rd January

SALE BEGINS 28TH DECEMBER – DON’T MISS OUT!

UP TO 70% OFF 15% OFF ALL FURNITURE AND ACCESSORY ORDERS

The Facebook Page has regular competitions, promotions, interior design tips and details of design trends and new furniture, please “Like” it to keep up to date with all of the news from John Dick & Son. Go to Facebook Page HERE If you found this article interesting please use the share buttons below to tell other people in your online community about it, there’s a good chance they’ll like it too.


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Sometimes biggest is best…

22nd December 2013

icon4We learnt an interesting fact the other day; we are among only 2% of businesses in the UK that are 4th generation family businesses. We’re also proud to have been trading from our location since 1954 and we’re even more proud of the fact that 2013 has been our busiest year to date.

Thanks to our loyal customers we are completing our best year of trading ever and have achieved it during one of our busiest years. We thought we’d share some of the highlights with you.

The biggest ever buying season

January is always a busy period when we visit the manufacturers and furniture trade shows to buy stock and to see the latest trends from all over Europe. This year was no different with much of it spent on the road ordering for the 2013 season. This year, we bought more new stock than usual for one simple reason – we decided to completely refurbish our main showroom.

The biggest ever refurbishment

Much of the early part of the year was spent planning the refurbishment and making sure every detail was planned and scheduled – something we’re used to doing for clients but it is somewhat different when you need to move an entire showroom of upholstery to make way for carpet fitters and decorators. Not to mention the dining tables, occasional tables, beds, sideboards, cabinets, lamps and accessories that also had to be temporarily moved.


reception

closed invitationThe biggest ever weekend

The culmination of this was the special weekend we hosted in September to welcome our customers to the new showroom and we were delighted that 700+ people managed to visit us during the three days.


The biggest ever choice

But, it wasn’t just the main showroom that got a complete make over; we also opened our new Fama showroom to showcase this extraordinary range from Spain – something that has proven to be very popular with many of you.

fama

john sankey blog postSo, we now have a dedicated showroom for what we think is the finest furniture from Spain next door to our dedicated John Sankey showroom offering what we believe is the best range from a UK manufacturer.
The biggest variety of design projects

Our interior designers have also been extremely busy with more major residential design projects than ever before and not all of them here in Scotland. Successful projects from properties in Southern Ireland and Barcelona, Spain have meant they’ve been travelling around a great deal.


The biggest award
You may recall we brought you news about Dame Helen Mirren’s play in London, The Audience. John Dick & son provided two Kittoch chairs which were the centrepiece of the stage set and we were delighted to hear that Dame Helen Mirren went on to win an Olivier Award for her portrayal of HRH The Queen.
the audience chairs

The biggest fuel bill

It seems every part of the business has had its biggest year including our delivery and installation team who have covered more miles and delivered more orders in 2013 than ever before. All of them will surely welcome a well earned break for a short time over the Christmas period.

1504101 623765834357368 724940985 n
The biggest party

We also had a very special occasion on Friday 20th December, John Dick celebrated his 80th birthday; he most probably took a moment to reflect on 60+ years in the furniture business, he is extremely heartened to see how successful the business has been in 2013. We wish him a very happy birthday and look forward to celebrating 60 years at the current location during 2014.

Our final thanks have to go to all of you who have supported us over the years and in particular during 2013. Recent trading conditions have been tough for all retailers so we are especially grateful for the loyalty and support you have shown our family business.

We wish each and every one of you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, we’re certainly look forward to doing it all again in 2014.

Not the biggest break!

We will be taking a short break; here are our opening hours over the festive period:

Tuesday 24th December: Close at 2pm

Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed

Friday 27th December Closed

Saturday 28th December: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 29th December: 1:30pm – 5pm

Monday 30th December: 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 31st December: Closed

New Years Day: Closed

Thursday 2nd January: Closed

Re-opening as normal on Friday 3rd January

SALE BEGINS 28TH DECEMBER – DON’T MISS OUT!

UP TO 70% OFF 15% OFF ALL FURNITURE AND ACCESSORY ORDERS

The Facebook Page has regular competitions, promotions, interior design tips and details of design trends and new furniture, please “Like” it to keep up to date with all of the news from John Dick & Son. Go to Facebook Page HERE If you found this article interesting please use the share buttons below to tell other people in your online community about it, there’s a good chance they’ll like it too.


Don’t forget, you can follow us on our Facebook Page, please click here

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