A LEADING plumbing and heating business is set to open a new branch in Warrington.

The new branch of James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot will display a combination of trade counter and bathroom showrooms.

This £250,000 venture will be the 64th site of the nationwide business, located at Gateway Trade Park.

Store manager Dave Moss said: “The trade counter is up and running, but the bathroom showroom is a couple of weeks away; once that’s open we should really start to motor.”

He continued: “Competition is tough here, but we knew that and the early signs are more than promising…Early feedback has been great, especially in relation to our service and stock levels.”

Dave, who has been in the trade for 16 years, has formed some very strong relationships with customers, many of whom he states, ‘have already moved over to James Hargreaves’ and his plan is to ‘build on that and get a firm foothold in Warrington’.

He also states that upholding the company’s ‘renowned record in customer service’, which was one of the main reasons why he joined the business, is ‘at the top of his agenda’.

Bill Davies, sales director, said: “We have expanded geographically at quite a pace over recent years, but the north west remains our heartland and Warrington sits perfectly for us.”

He continues: “In Dave, we also have an experienced and enthusiastic manager. The ingredients are all there for a very successful branch.”