Leading regional law firm, Harrison Clark, has helped a local Hereford business to expand through the acquisition of the lease of an additional high street store.
Matt Hayes, commercial property partner at Harrison Clark’s Hereford office advised on the grant of the lease of the new Bewell Street shop for Cartridge World, a niche manufacturer and retailer of printers and printer cartridges.
The business, which has been trading for ten years and is run by husband and wife, Hugh and Alex Pattison-Appleton, now has seven outlets in total, including two in Hereford, as well as branches in Leominster, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Bromyard and Longtown.
Alex said: “We are delighted to open our seventh store, and our second in Hereford, which provides our customers with a convenient city centre location, easy parking and a completely modern, refurbished, visually-stunning showroom. We are also delighted to have been able to offer further employment in the county via a new management position.”
Matt Hayes, partner at Harrison Clark, said: “It was a pleasure to have been able to advise on the new lease arrangement. Its successful completion has allowed Alex and Hugh to realise a business ambition that has been two years’ in the planning.”
The new store launched with a fan-fare last month, with local MP Jesse Norman officially opening the retail premises and overseeing the presentation of prizes to the winners of a competition run by Cartridge World to highlight their expansion.
The next phase for the successful business is to move their existing Union Street premises into a dedicated production unit early in the New Year, and to close the now out-grown Union Street shop, transferring the bulk of their Hereford retail business to Bewell Street.
Hugh Pattison-Appleton said: “Our ambition is to develop our production unit further, which should then allow for future expansion into Wales and Worcestershire.”
Matt added: “We were pleased to work with Alex and Hugh and offer them key advice and guidance to ensure the transaction went smoothly and they could begin enjoying their new business quickly, with few hurdles.”
Harrison Clark is a leading law firm providing a complete spectrum of City-quality legal services to business and private clients across the three counties, the south Midlands and M5 corridor. The long established firm has a total of 230 staff based in Worcester, Cheltenham, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye, as well as serviced offices in central London and Birmingham. Harrison Clark’s work in all aspects of law is nationally and internationally recognised. The firm has been a member of MSI Global Alliance, one of the world’s leading international legal and accountancy associations, since 2007 and in 2012 Harrison Clark was again recognised for the quality of its work through a listing in Tier 1 of the prestigious Legal 500 and Chamber and Partners lists of the major firms in England and Wales.
Cartridge World is the leading supplier of printer cartridges in Herefordshire. Specialising in refilling all manner of cartridges, both ink and laser, with up to 60 per cent saving on the cost of originals, they also sell a wide range of original cartridges, printers, specialist papers and peripherals. Business services include free loan printers, printer servicing and independent advice on printing.