6 December 2023
Goadsby’s Retail Department are pleased to have recently been involved with assisting local charity, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care in expanding their network of shops across the region.
Lewis Manning Hospice Care is a charity, providing end-of-life care and support to patients and their families with life-limiting illnesses. Revenue from its charity shops play a big part in helping to deliver a range of support services to patients.
Edd Watts, Manager of Goadsby Commercial’s Retail Department, has helped the charity to double its existing network. In recent years, new shops have opened in Swanage, Poole, Winton and Ringwood with further openings in the pipeline.
Edd has worked closely with Su Newcombe, the charity’s Retail Director, in identifying key locations for expansion in the region. It has been achieved either through Goadsby’s existing landlord portfolio or by sourcing new premises through Edd’s contacts within the property sector.
Su said, “We developed our retail strategy to cement the retail position by acquiring new shops so we can reach more people, grow the profile of the charity and our retail presence within the Dorset communities in which we serve.
“Edd at Goadsby has become integral to our acquisitions team, helping us to grow the chain to nine shops, with plans to open another four shops over the next two years.
“We are extremely grateful to Edd for all of his property expertise and commitment to the charity.”
Edd said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Su and the team at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care over the last couple of years.
“With our local knowledge and connections within the property market, I hope we have been able to secure sites that will be strategically beneficial to the success of Lewis-Manning’s fundraising for the foreseeable future”.