Yorkshire Linen Company to invest in North-East stores

First published in Business News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by

A LINEN company with shops across the North-East will mark its 20th anniversary with a £200,000 investment programme.

The Yorkshire Linen Company, which has outlets in Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool and Bishop Auckland, is carrying out extensive refurbishment in its 43 stores.

The firm, set up in 1993, employs more than 300 people and has expanded its business to Spain and Portugal, with a turnover in excess of £18m.

Last year, the company invested £100,000 in its Hartlepool store, and owner Ross Leventhal it was committed to improving its North-East outlets.

He said: “The high street has changed beyond recognition over the last two decades and many of the household names we grew up with have disappeared.

“I’d be lying if I said it was easy out there, but we believe in the high street and wouldn’t be investing in our stores or opening new ones if we didn't.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree