Legendry Sunderland AFC goalkeeper, Jimmy Montgomery, officially cut the ribbon to open the new Wren Kitchens showroom at Trimdon Street retail park in Sunderland.
The number one kitchen retailer donated £500 to Jimmy’s chosen charity – Foundation of Light. It needs to raise £4 million a year to offer life-changing sports programmes to make a difference in the community.
This is Wren’s 81st showroom and it’s created 25 new jobs in the local area including managers, designers, surveyors and advisors to ensure customers experience a first-class service from start to finish.
Former Sunderland AFC goalkeeper, Jimmy, said: “It’s fantastic that Wren has come to Sunderland – it’s massive boost to the economy and I wish it all the success in the future.
“I’ve been supporting the Foundation of Light for many years and it’s vital they receive generous donations from the general public and businesses such as Wren. It’s a fantastic charity and they really do make a difference to people of all ages from six to 60!”
Other VIP visitors that attended the opening includes the Mayor of Sunderland Cllr David Snowdon and Mayoress of Sunderland Cllr Dianne Snowdon.
Mayor of Sunderland, Cllr David Snowdon, added: “The opening of this fantastic new showroom is great news for everyone, and we welcome Wren Kitchens investment into our city.
“It will not only create new jobs, but also help attract even more shoppers into Trimdon Street retail park, and add to the huge range of high quality goods and services already provided by Sunderland’s retail sector.
“As Mayor of Sunderland l was delighted to be invited to today’s launch to represent the people of our city, and wish the new Wren Kitchens showrooms the best of luck and a bright future.”
Wren is a kitchen specialist known for designing affordable, luxury kitchens tailored to each customer.
It owns its entire supply chain from expertly designing kitchens, manufacturing them in its state-of-the-art Yorkshire and Lincolnshire factories, delivering kitchens in its fleet of over 180 lorries and finally, it offers an installation service. This means they can offer kitchens for less than companies like B&Q, Wickes and Magnet.
Wren Kitchens General Showroom Manager, Marc Winter, concludes: “It’s fantastic to see the public being inspired and excited by our highly anticipated showroom and I’d like to thank everyone who has wished us success and a real warm welcome.
“We look forward to making many dream kitchens a reality in the Sunderland community and beyond for many years to come.”
The opening hours for the new Sunderland Wren Kitchens showroom is Monday to Fridays 9am to 8pm, Saturdays 9am to 6pm and Sundays 10:30am to 5pm.