BIG SAVINGS OF BIG HIGH STREET BRANDS - LEEDS - CONTACT US ON - 01943851270
BIG SAVINGS OF BIG HIGH STREET BRANDS - LEEDS - CONTACT US ON - 01943851270

ABOUT US

OUR STORY

                                          1999

Sue's collectables was founded in Knaresborough (Harrogate) which sold second hand furniture, antiques & household items.

                                           2002

Knaresborough was relocated to Skipton (North Yorkshire) to a bigger premises.

                                           2004

Skipton was doing very well so a new lease was taken on Manor Square, Otley, Leeds

                                           2003-2008

Manor Square was ran by Chris's family (who now have a small store in Filey) 

                                           2008

Chris then took over the store in Otley. The shop in Skipton was still ran by Chris's family.

                                           2011

Due to Chris's family taking semi retirement the lease was sold on the Skipton store.

                                          2012- 2014

Chris took the big decision to have a full rebrand and re-fit the store in Otley. 

                                           2015

The name 'For The Home' was created. Chris vowed to run a business where if a problem occurred he would try his upmost to resolve any problems. And most of his products were at a cost that most people could afford.

                                          2015-2016

Chris met his fiancé Charlotte, who soon ventured within the business.

                                           2016

We got approached by another shop keeper from Otley called Joe, after a long discussion Chris and Charlotte decided to merge together with Joe and try a new approach to the store, by selling clearance sofas. Within 2 months we knew we had made the right decision. Business was blossoming! We decided to then open a warehouse unit in Yeadon and within 2 months we grew out of that.

                                            2018

We decided to take on another lease in Otley with the shop next door to the current shop. As well as keeping the warehouse. The business was continuously thriving and we were really running out of space.

                                             2019 

After more months had passed & the business was still thriving we where eager to explore new avenues and develop the company further, with a variety of new products and collections.

We decided now it was time to take a big leap and no more baby steps as we were constantly growing out off places. We opened a big warehouse unit in Pudsey and got rid of the Yeadon warehouse. We soon filled the Pudsey warehouse and within 6 month of being there we had a mezzanine floor installed.

                                             2020

From the very start, our dream was always to be a high street store, this finally came true during the very 1st lockdown in March 2020! We were approached by a letting agent to rent the biggest premises in Otley!

We were so proud of ourselves and could not wait to move in. We had our grand re opening on August the 9th, where we were truly overwhelmed by all your support, it was the craziest weekend!

                                             2021

The new store has been the best decision we could of ever made. It has flourished ever since. We have also taken on lots of new staff from 2020-2021 and we now have a big team which work fabulously together.

 

We wouldn't be where we are today without the support from our customers, THANK YOU! 

 

Chris & Charlotte x