A Teesside business is aiming to double staff numbers within a year as it strives to become one of the largest independent vinyl record stores in the UK.
Life of Vinyl features a 3500 sq ft music store, an online shop and an art gallery at Teesside Industrial estate in Thornaby-on-Tees.
The business - the brain-child of entrepreneur Bryan Goodall, who has run a number of ventures with wife Jeannie - was established following the resurgence of the vinyl market, which last year hit a 15 year high. Within 12 months, it intends to grow its catalogue from around 4,000 titles to over 30,000, while headcount goes from six to 12.
Goodall said: “By July next year we aim to be one of the biggest independent vinyl record stores in the UK with a worldwide internet presence; but, more than that, we want to provide a place where our customers can engage in their passion for collecting and appreciation of good music.”