As Decorators, should we support independent decorating merchants?
I met an absolute legend a few weeks ago. His name is Allan, and he owns a little wallpaper shop in Wigan called Eclipse Wallcoverings. It’s off the beaten track, but they have a little showroom in store and plenty of stock in storage.
Allan has had an incredible journey in the industry throughout his working life.
He was an old-school paper hanger for years, and then went to work for the council, before getting a job with Leyland Paints. He went from store assistant, to manager, to rep, then ended up at head office, overseeing new store openings.
He was made redundant, which was when he set up Eclipse Wallcoverings. You wouldn’t think an independent decorating merchant like Allan’s could survive in the era of big business, but he’s built Eclipse Wallcoverings on honest values and a lot of hard work.
He’s also the biggest UK online retailer of Glasstex products (which I’m going to learn more about in the coming weeks).
Next time you need wallpaper, or a paste-the-wall product, it might be worthwhile dropping Allan an email to see if he can help. Supporting a small retailer like this can make a huge difference to their business, and he can post any product. His details are below.
Email – email@example.com
Tel – 01942 824 037
Website – https://eclipsewallcoverings.co.uk/
Should we Support Independent Decorating merchants – by Mike Cupit