Van Flora New Building
After almost 10 years of trading from Havant, Van Flora opened the doors to their new premises at Alchorne Place, Southampton, PO3 5QU on Monday 26 September to the delight of both customers and employees alike.
The purpose designed building includes a large display fridge, a huge sundries department and plenty of extra space for demonstration days and events.
Commenting on the move Ann Rainford from Peter H Smith Ltd who took over the Company in November 2010 said ‘The move has been nearly 12 months in the planning however we only completed the purchase of the building at the end of July and with only an empty shell to work with the whole team has had to make a massive effort to be ready to be open in less than 9 weeks. Especially as they have also had to maintain a full service at the old premises.
I really must congratulate all the team for the sterling work they did over the last 3 days before opening – from arriving on the Friday to what looked like a bomb site to a fully functional warehouse by Sunday afternoon it was nothing more than amazing.
'I am sure Helen, Andy and their team will make a great success of the move and with all the great ideas they have for the forthcoming months it’s going to be an exciting Company to be involved in'.