Scunthorpe Market business moves to new site after 40 years of trading

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 11 Jan 2019

A popular Scunthorpe Market business has moved to a new location after 40 years of trading at the same site.

Cobweb Crystal, suppliers and engravers of trophies and glassware, has now moved to Laneham Street after deciding against relocating with the market to its proposed new site in the former BHS unit in Scunthorpe town centre.

The business has now filled the unit which was left empty following the closure of Pauls Music in September.

Cobweb Crystal supplies of sports trophies, presentation gifts and awards and is owned by Debi Sharp, who bought the business from her old boss Matt Tierney after working for him for 12 years.

She said she felt unable to move to the planned St John's Market, due to open in the spring, but was pleased to now be trading on Laneham Street.

Debi Sharp, owner of Cobweb Crystal in Scunthorpe (Image: David Haber/scunthorpelive)

She said: "We never really wanted to leave, having been there for so long. We're one of the longest businesses to have been open in the town and really enjoyed being in the market, but now was the right time to get our own place.

"We couldn't really move to the new market, as they couldn't offer what we wanted.

"But we're really happy to be here now. We didn't want the upheaval of moving location and potentially losing business from regular customers, I think it is for the best and we should have just as much footfall."

The new St John's Market is set to open in the spring in the former BHS building in Scunthorpe town centre(Image: David Haber/scunthorpelive)

Cobweb Crystals has a large collection for customers to browse in its new shop, covering every occasion.

The Scunthorpe business has been a trusted supplier to hundreds of sports clubs and leagues, event organisers, schools and colleges and business both local and national over more than four decades and has built up a reputation for providing high-quality products.

Pauls Music vacated the premises at 15 Laneham Street in September after trading from the unit for 53 years, with owner Paul Empson saying he was looking forward to retirement.

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