Wren Kitchens helps rival’s customers

A KITCHEN and bedroom company with showrooms in Huddersfield is offering to help customers of a beleaguered rival.

A KITCHEN and bedroom company with showrooms in Huddersfield is offering to help customers of a beleaguered rival.

HomeForm Group, the private equity-owned business behind Moben kitchens, bathroom chain Dolphin and Sharps bedrooms, last week announced its intention to appoint an administrator.

The move leaves about 3,000 jobs, including 1,300 staff in 160 showrooms as well as 1,500 fitters and designers, at risk.

Now Wren Kitchens and Bedrooms, which opened a site at Leeds Road Retail Park earlier this year, has stepped in to help its customers.

A spokesman for Wren said there were fears that many HomeForm customers may lose deposits they have paid over for kitchens and bedrooms.

He said: “We have taken the decision at Wren to do our best to step in and protect those customers who may lose money as a result of this situation.

“We will be looking to honour any quote given by Moben or Sharps and we will also ensure that any customer who has paid up to a 50% deposit will not be out of pocket.

“Our intention here is to help those people genuinely affected by the financial position at Moben and Sharps and so we will only run this offer for a limited time period and we will be reserving the right to withdraw this offer at any time if the cost becomes too great.

“We are doing this because we feel it is important to protect consumer confidence in UK companies and in the kitchen and bedroom industry in particular.”

 

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