Ortak invests £45,000 in Sheffield store

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Revamp for Meadowhall shop with improved lighting in windows.

Scottish jewellery brand Ortak has completed a £45,000 refurbishment of its store in Sheffield.

The refit of the store in the Meadowhall shopping centre has taken six days to complete and was carried out by IWM shopfitters.

Ortak said that a new window display system has been introduced at the store with brighter lighting to better showcase the jewellery. Inside the store, the shop has been fitted out with slate grey carpets and oak furniture.

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Ortak retail director Yvonne Carr said: “We’re delighted with our new look store and the customer feedback since reopening has been very positive. Meadowhall is a key location for us, particularly in the lead up to Christmas, and the investment has allowed us to improve aesthetics, ensuring we can offer our customers a relaxed and enjoyable shopping experience this festive season.

“We have already seen an increase in sales following the refurbishment and anticipate one of our busiest Christmases to date.”
The significant investment in the Meadowhall store and Carr’s upbeat comments about Christmas comes just one month after

Ortak managing director Alistair Gray described the retail market as “very challenging” adding that he was not seeing “any immediate signs of an upturn”.

Ortak’s full-year results to January 2012 showed that the company made losses of £77,336 on a slightly elevated turnover turnover of £7.3 million, caused by the recession and increasing raw material prices.

The business takes an average of 40% of its turnover in November and December.

 

 

 

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