Booming Scunthorpe business opens new store after major investment
Owner Matt Krebs pictured in the new Valley Carpets Roll End Warehouse on Mannaberg Way, Scunthorpe (Image: David Haber/Scunthorpe Live)
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 28 Jan 2019
A carpet retailer has opened a new 10,800 square foot warehouse to the public after several years of "booming business".
Valley Carpets and Flooring has opened the unit on Mannaberg Way in Scunthorpe following a major investment.
Owner Matt Krebs said the new facility meant more stock could now be seen by customers.
He said: "We're had a great few years' business at the shop in Burringham Road, and we had so much stock which customers weren't able to see, so we decided to open up this.
"We opened last Monday and since then we've had a really good response. Customers can now browse the quarter of a million pounds of stock we have here."
Customers can see £250,000 worth of stock in the new Valley Carpets Roll End Warehouse (Image: David Haber/Scunthorpe Live)
Around £40,000 has been invested in the new premises, which will be open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm.
Valley Carpets has also taken on two new employees thanks to the opening, and the business is looking at potentially hiring two fitters soon.
The shop is the only one in the area to sell five-meter remnants, which Matt says are sought after by customers.
On its website, Valley Carpets and Flooring says it offers a huge range of carpets and flooring to suit all budgets and prides itself on offering good value prices and service without any hidden extras.
The new Valley Carpets Roll End Warehouse in Scunthorpe (Image: David Haber/Scunthorpe Live)
To promote the opening of the new warehouse, Matt came up with a novel way of creating publicity which took off online - a Scunthorpe-wide game of hide and seek.
"I hid the Valley Carpets van somewhere around Scunthorpe and gave people on Facebook the challenge of finding it," he said.
"Whoever took a selfie with it first will win a free carpet. It went crazy on the Facebook page with people trying to find it."
Although one lucky person had already claimed the prize, Matt says he was likely to run the competition again in the future.