Magnet to open first franchise store

Kitchen brand Magnet is set to open its first franchise store in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on June 20.

04 Jun, 24

National kitchen retailer Magnet is set to open its first franchise store in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on June 20.

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According to the kitchen retailer, it is a “significant milestone” in its growth journey, and aims to leverage local market insights and relationships to boost sales.

The first franchise store is being opened by Hengate Homes owners Ben Thornton and Kenny Devlin, has created four jobs, and will provide a design and installation services.

Ben Thornton and Kenny Devlin commented on the opening of the Tunbridge Well Magnet showroom: We will also be offering an installation service from our existing business Lime Installations allowing us to offer our customers a complete service.

“So, whether they require a kitchen supply only, supply and installation or a project that needs extensive building services, our team of trusted trade professionals can provide complete project management with one single point of contact, making their dream kitchen living space a reality.”

Executive vice president at Magnet George Dymond said:  “We are thrilled to launch this venture with the opening of our first franchise store in Tunbridge Wells, led by Ben Thornton and Kenny Devlin.

“They bring extensive experience in the kitchen industry and share our passion for providing exceptional design, quality, and service to our customers.

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“Having entrepreneurial business owners driving local sales and marketing will unlock great potential and growth opportunities for Magnet.

“This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter as we expand our reach and bring our exceptional design and quality to even more customers across the UK.”

Part of European kitchen group Nobia, Magnet has more than 150 franchisees across the Nordics and seeks to grow its presence in the UK.