We’ve recently been taken on by an award-winning store in Wellington to assist with its PR activity.
The Emporium Somerset, which has not long since celebrated its first anniversary in business, is an award-winning retailer with more than 40 shops under the same roof.
Co-owner, Cato Cooper, who runs the business with her husband Sean, said: “We’re delighted to have enlisted the help of the Porcupine PR team. We’re working together to help drive further footfall to the store, to create a stronger online presence for us and to increase general awareness of our brand more widely locally, regionally and nationally. We’ve got some busy times ahead as we build and prepare for our best Christmas ever sales-wise.”
Cato has her own painted furniture and home accessories studio and workshop at the front of the Emporium, as well as helping run the whole store, which includes thousands of lovely homeware and gift items, many made nearby.
Our MD, Rachel Burks said: “It’s a wonderful place and Cato and Sean work incredibly hard to provide the very best in customer service and to achieve excellent results for the traders. The stock the traders have in-store is pretty inspiring and interesting too, so if you haven’t already been, it’s well worth a visit and I defy you to leave without purchasing something!”
As well as helping drive customers to The Emporium Somerset, we will also be assisting with attracting potential new traders as the business expands and grows.
Cato Cooper explained: “As we now have three floors and have re-jigged our units, we’re looking for more people from all over Somerset and even into Devon who would like to take a unit here and sell their locally-made products to our customers. We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone who makes their own home, garden, kitchen, food and lifestyle items.
“We’d like to showcase some of the very best Somerset, Devon, Westcountry and British crafts, and to offer people more opportunities to buy unusual yet affordable, items all under the same roof.
“We’re also keen to hear from anyone who would like to take a unit that may not make their own products, but is based in the area, and wants to take the next step in their business development. Please just get in touch via telephone, our website email or social media. We’d love to hear from you!”
The Emporium houses a collection of individual traders selling mostly hand-crafted and Fair Trade products.
To find out more about The Emporium Somerset, please call 01823 660076 or visit www.theemporiumsomerset.co.uk.