Home goods store Bath to buy property in Wiltshire after securing major funding

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An independent retailer headquartered in Bath has secured multi-million pound funding to expand its business.

Graham & Green, on Walcot Street, said it would use Barclays money to buy a new 100,000 square foot freehold property on Canal Road Industrial Estate in Trowbridge. The company said the plan was to create additional storage space following an increase in customer demand.

Founded in 1974 by Antonia Graham, Graham & Green opened its first store in Notting Hill, London, selling imported furniture and homewares from India, Morocco and Europe.

The business, which employs more than 100 people, is now run by Ms Graham’s son, Jamie, and his partner Lou. The retailer moved its headquarters to Somerset in 2016 and the duo now run five stores, including three in London as well as Bath and Chippenham.

Darren Murphy, Director of Corporate Finance and Operations at Graham & Green, said: “The new warehouse will give us that extra space to continue to grow our treasure emporium.

Martin Crook, Relationship Manager of Barclays, Bath, added: “Graham & Green has achieved significant success and has established an excellent reputation with consumers.

“I am delighted that we can support the company’s strategic plans and provide the facilities for the next chapter of their business growth. Barclays is committed to using our industry expertise to support such proposals, which are vital to local economy and I wish them every success in the future.

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