Plymouth kitchen retailer opens new permanent premises

Bespoke kitchen design and fitting company, Simply Kitchens, has opened its first permanent premises in Plymouth after securing a £1.2m funding package from NatWest.

Previously located in rented premises at Christian Mill Business Park on Tamerton Foliot Road, the seven-figure finance package has funded the building of a bespoke 9,265 sq ft unit on Tamerton Road, Roborough.

The new unit, delivered by Plymouth-based industrial and commercial builder Unit Build, provides additional space to display 18 fully-installed kitchens, along with an array of fitted bedrooms and home studies and will host cooking demonstrations and events.

Founded in 2003 by current managing director Nathan Hopper, Simply Kitchens was established to meet a gap in the market locally for a service-driven kitchen supplier and installer. The company has since grown to a 12-strong team covering design, sales and installations, and plans are already underway to recruit up to four additional members of staff.

Nathan said: “At Simply Kitchens, we are passionate about service.  Having a spacious, luxury showroom is crucial for displaying our high-quality kitchens and allowing customers to envisage their dream space. Thanks to the funding from NatWest, we have been able to build and fit-out a bespoke unit that offers the perfect display and demonstration space for both staff and customers. We look forward to welcoming customers over the coming months and years.”

Lynn Ross, NatWest business growth enabler, and Bradley Bryant, NatWest relationship manager, supported Simply Kitchens on the deal.

Bradley said: “We have worked with Nathan and the team at Simply Kitchens for more than fifteen years and have seen the business go from strength to strength. With the funding we have provided, Nathan has been able to realise the next stage of growth for his business and move in to the ideal space to showcase the high-end products and services Simply Kitchens offer.”