Craig Hughes (left), Alan Hopkins of Alan Ward
and Richard Hughes

Alan Ward, one of the largest independent furniture retailers in the UK, has attracted its latest in-store concession.
Office Furniture Solutions by Chrisbeon has now moved into Alan Ward’s newly refurbished furniture showroom on the outskirts of Shrewsbury at Ennerdale Road, Harlescott.
Office Furniture Solutions is an expanding branch of Chrisbeon Office Supplies which has been established almost as long as Alan Ward as both privately owned businesses go back to the 1970’s.
Telford-based Chrisbeon Office Supplies chose Alan Ward for the launch of their new venture ‘Office Solutions by Chrisbeon’ because of their similar business interests and philosophy.
Said Chrisbeon partner Richard Hughes:  “We stock a range of products that Alan Ward doesn’t sell, so there is no conflict of interest, and at the same time these products complement their excellent range of retail furniture.
“Office Furniture Solutions specialises in a wide selection of chairs, desks, cabinets and modular storage units to suit the needs of domestic and commercial customers.
“Our range of furniture is suitable for the home or business, from one desk and chair for the study or managing director’s office to 300 desks for large commercial projects.

“From our 1,000 sq.ft. concession we are also offering a 3D office space-planning service that can be presented to customers on a large screen within the showroom.
“This feature will allow the customer to see what they are buying and more importantly ensure items will fit into their home or office.  We are confident 3D will interest customers from other towns who wouldn’t necessarily visit our premises in Telford.”
He added:  “It has long been our plan to open a showroom in Shrewsbury, not only to serve our existing large Shrewsbury customer base, but other towns in the county and over the border who we believe want such an outlet nearer than Telford.
Elaine Ray with Craig Hughes (left)
and Richard Hughes
“The showroom is open seven days a week and staffed by experienced office furniture sales personnel.  At the same time we provide a delivery and assembly service nationwide.”
Said Alan Ward Senior Director Elaine Ray:  “We are delighted to welcome Chrisbeon into our flagship showroom and believe they will be an excellent addition to our business.
“We are constantly on the look out for new and exciting ranges to complement our existing ranges for every room in the home and feel they bring something new to the area.
“At the same time, they are providing a solution for the increasing number of people working from home who want quality office furniture that will stand the test of time,” she added.