July 4, 2011
bucks the recession as new firms open for business
number of new businesses are bucking the economic gloom and opening
their doors in Burnham-On-Sea.
many towns across the UK are seeing shops closing down, Burnham
has only a handful of shuttered properties - and new businesses
are springing up in the town.
Mills, Chairman of Burnham Trade and Commerce, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It is very heartening to see new firms opening up here despite
the poor overall economic climate."
many towns are seeing big chain stores closing their shops, we
have a super range of independent shops that make it attractive
for visitors and residents."
the latest shops to open is a new takeaway carvery business, Carvery
Express, which is due to launch this Sunday (July 10th) on the
Westmans Trading Estate in Love Lane.
Adrian Rugman (pictured above) told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've
spotted a gap in the market and will be providing take-away beef
and turkey dinners every Sunday lunchtime while also raising money
for local charities, including the BAY Centre's roof appeal."
a new clothes shop, AG2, has also recently opened in Burnham High
Street, selling casual and formal womens clothing.
shop, run by Asif Ghani and his father, is a spin-off of their
Weston shop of the same name. "We see Burnham as a good place
to expand our business into. It has been a promising start - there
has been a good amount of interest," said Asif.
can also report further good news this week regarding the store
previously occupied by GC Music in College Street.
new hairdresser is to open in place of the shop.
Cook, pictured, who ran GC Music for 19 years, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's been sad to close the shop, but I am pleased that a
new business will be opening in its place and that it won't just
be empty. I'm now concentrating on my separate GC Sound and Lighting
new printing company Burnham Printers and Stationers has also
recently opened at 45 Victoria Street in place of the former Coastline
Helen Fairchild and Richard Berryman, pictured, have spent almost
£10,000 on refitting the premises and told Burnham-On-Sea.com
they've had a busy start.
location of the shop in the 'business quarter' of Burnham is ideal
and we are pleased with the response from customers so far."
(From top) Amanda Rugman, Adrian Rugman and chef David Ward with
Cllr John Woodman from the BAY Centre Management Committee at
the opening of Carvery Express; AG2 in The High Street; Graham
Cook outside GC Music; Helen Fairchild and Richard Berryman outside
Burnham Printing and Stationers