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Firm lands deal to refit more ex-Woolies stores.

A West Midland firm has secured a pounds 400,000 deal to refurbish two former Woolworths stores - taking their total of shop conversions of the former high street favourite to 11.

SPV Shopfitting and Building Ltd has been converting ex-Woolies stores throughout the country for the past six months - with the latest two to the north of Aberdeen in Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

The refits have all been for frozen food giants Iceland and its subsidiary company Cool Trader. It has meant a business boom for the shopfitting company that formed in January this year as part of the Aldridge-based SPV Group.

"It has been a very busy year for us and we have the Iceland deals to thank for much of that," said director John Parry. "I know a lot of companies have struggled in the recession but we have managed to keep our order books full and are even looking to increase our capacity."

Mr Parry and fellow directors Paul Vickery, John Mayes and Ian Bartlett have over 100 years' experience between them in the shopfitting industry.

Already employing 41 staff, SPV Shopfitting and Building Ltd are looking to increase business in the next year and are targeting surrounding cities and towns such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Walsall.

"We are ready to travel anywhere as our recent work has shown," said Mr Parry. "But we know there is a lot of business on our doorstep. There is a lot of development and redevelopment taking place throughout the West Midlands and we want to be part of that."

Another major client on the books is DW Sports, with SPV Shopfitting set to carry out a full refurbishment at the company's Canterbury site.

"In a short space of time we have built up a very good client base through good pricing, quality workmanship and a reputation for never missing a deadline. It is tough out there and if you want to survive you have to provide the best service possible."

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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Sep 24, 2009
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