Kitchens Plus expands its premises at Kingston Park

New jobs are being created by a North East kitchen designer and manufacturer

Crest Photography Left to right, Dave Craigen and Joe Heffernan of Kitchens Plus, with real estate associate Tom Wills
Left to right, Dave Craigen and Joe Heffernan of Kitchens Plus, with real estate associate Tom Wills

Expansion into a new showroom will lead to new jobs at a firm which has designed and manufactured kitchens in the North East for more than 25 years.

Kitchens Plus has added the new 6,000sqft premises at Kingston Park to its portfolio – its fourth regional site – which will lead to several more employees joining the 50-strong workforce.

Founded in 1988 by Dave Craigen and Joe Heffernan, the business has a manufacturing and granite fabrication site in Blaydon and other showrooms in Team Valley and Monkseaton.

The addition of the new showroom sees the paid, who have more than 30 years’ experience of working in the sector, target a growth in its customer base into Northumberland and beyond.

The new showroom, on Airport Industrial Estate at Kingston Park, boasts 18 kitchen displays, 18 bathrooms and seven bedrooms, and the Kitchen Plus’s owners said it will help sustain its growth for years to come.

Dave Craigen said: “We are extremely proud of our new showroom, it is a fantastic addition to our business and is kitted out to the very highest standards.

“It’s a very impressive location and we are really confident this will benefit our business no end.

“We have been around now for many years, and have a strong presence across the whole of the North East. “Through expanding into a new part of the region, we can now seriously target new geographical areas, such as Northumberland. We will be creating a number of new jobs too.

“Our business is in really good shape, but the addition of such a brilliant new location makes us even more confident for the future.”

Kitchens Plus was supported in its new acquisition by real estate associate Tom Wills, as well as corporate solicitor Luke Phelan, from Newcastle law firm Sintons.

Tom Wills added: “Kitchens Plus is a well-established company which continually innovates and develops its business to keep ahead of the competition. Through the addition of such an impressive new showroom, Kitchens Plus is now well-placed to continue to remain at the forefront of its industry in the region.”

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