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Magnet To Open First Franchise Store This Month

Magnet franchise Tunbridge Wells

Magnet is to open its first franchise store later this month.

The store will open in Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, on the 20th June, occupying the same building as the company-run branch which recently closed.

In a post on LinkedIn, George Dymond, executive vice president of Magnet, said: 

"I’m excited to share a major milestone in Magnet Ltd's growth journey as we welcome our first ever franchise store in Tunbridge Wells! 🎉

"The store will be run under the leadership of Ben Thornton and Kenny Devlin, who bring a wealth of experience in the kitchen industry and share our commitment to exceptional design, quality, and service. We are thrilled to have them on board and, with their first order already secured, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the team. 🐎🙌

"This is just the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Magnet Ltd. Watch this space…"

A post from Magnet Ltd on LinkedIn said: 

"🎉 Exciting News! 🎉

"We’re thrilled to welcome our first-ever franchise store to Tunbridge Wells, Kent, which is set to open on 20 June, 2024! 🗓️

"Led by Hengate Homes owners, Ben Thornton and Kenny Devlin, this new store will serve the Tunbridge Wells community, marking a significant milestone in our growth journey and expansion plans. 🐎

"As we aim to grow our presence nationwide, we are eager to welcome more ambitious partners to join us on this exciting journey, so watch this space..."

Ben Thornton and Kenny Devlin, the franchise directors, said: 

“We are thrilled to have entered into a franchise with Magnet who have a fantastic reputation for being leaders and pioneers in the kitchen retail industry.

“Tunbridge Wells is an exciting location for us. We are re-opening the branch with a team of experts with over more than 50 years combined experience.

“We will also be offering an installation service from our existing business Lime Installations allowing us to offer our customers a complete service.

“So, whether they require a kitchen supply only, supply and installation or a project that needs extensive building services, our team of trusted trade professionals can provide complete project management with one single point of contact, making their dream kitchen living space a reality.”

John May, the new store manager, who has worked for Magnet in various roles during the last 25 years, told KentLive: 

"I'm delighted to be back working in Tunbridge Wells. with such a talented design team. We're excited to unveil our beautifully refurbished store, featuring a stunning range of kitchens, leading brands of appliances, and quality work surfaces.

“With home renovations on the rise, the timing couldn't be better. Our goal is to become the kitchen destination for Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas.

“We're offering free design surveys to kickstart your dream kitchen renovation. Come visit us – we can't wait to welcome new and familiar faces!”

George Dymond added: 

"Both Ben and Kenny bring extensive experience in the kitchen industry and share our passion for providing exceptional design, quality, and service to our customers."

"Having entrepreneurial business owners driving local sales and marketing will unlock great potential and growth opportunities for Magnet. This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter as we expand our reach and bring our exceptional design and quality to even more customers across the UK.”

Source : Insight DIY; KentLive; LinkedIn - George Dymond and Magnet Ltd

Image : Magnet LinkedIn - left, Kenny Devlin, second from left, Ben Thornton

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05 June 2024

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