Ambitious plans for Teesside vinyl store

Life of Vinyl hopes to stock more than 30,000 titles within the next year

Teesside entrepreneur Bryan Goodall of Life of Vinyl
Teesside entrepreneur Bryan Goodall of Life of Vinyl

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.”

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