Happy Birthday to At Home Furniture
by Samantha Hadadi, Wonderful Hinckley
Whether you’re looking for a new bed, three-piece suite or want to give your bedroom a makeover, At Home Furniture has something for you.
Based in Hansom Court (near Lloyds Bank), the family-run business has been in Hinckley for five years, with the team going above and beyond to delight customers with their personal touches.
Here, we chat to owners Annette and Alan about their work and why it is they love being based in Hinckley...
1) What are your full names and how long have you been running for?
Annette Thomas & Alan Banks. We have just celebrated 5 years of working in Hinckley.
2) What’s your typical day like?
We work 7 days a week. The shop is open six days (Monday to Saturday) and on Sundays we spend all day delivering our furniture. We also deliver every evening after we close the shop too.
3) What do you most love about what you do?
Because there are just the two of us it’s great to be involved in the whole day-to-day running of the business, from choosing what to sell, buying and displaying the furniture in our 4,000ft² showroom right to delivering out to our customers and seeing the furniture in their homes.
4) What do you most love about Hinckley?
After living in the area all of my life but having worked in other areas of the country my obvious first choice for opening my own business was to open a furniture store in my own home town. Hinckley is a fantastic town and we are proud to be part of it, with its great market and lovely variety of shops.
The people of Hinckley and the surrounding areas are very loyal and will try to buy locally whenever they can. We have been made to feel very welcome during the 5 years we have been trading and although we do advertise, the majority of our business comes from recommendations.
5) What’s your biggest seller?
We have an amazing display of beds, bed frames, mattresses, bedroom furniture, occasional furniture and 3-piece suites, all available in various colours, sizes, styles and prices to suit both adults and children.
6) Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you…
All of our furniture is personally delivered by ourselves and fully installed free of charge, including removal of all packaging. We initially offered free local delivery and full assembly as a special offer when we first opened 5 years ago, but we still receive so many lovely comments on how delighted our customers are with our personal service that we have continued with this special offer.
7) Where can we find you?
We’re in Hansom Court (The Borough) and also on Facebook@athomefurniture.
If you are a Hinckley BID member business and would like to be featured as Business of the Month, please email email@example.com and reporter Samantha Hadadi will be pleased to get in touch.
5 Hansom Court