Sussex Beacon charity shops get retail revamp

Besi Besemar November 28, 2012

George Street shop

Over the past few months the Sussex Beacon has been reviewing their retail operations in their Brighton & Hove shops and making plans for the future.

Beacon shops form an important part of the Beacon’s fundraising portfolio and also serve as the public face of the organisation in Brighton and Hove.

The Beacon benefit from a huge amount of support both through donations and shoppers at their stores in St James Street, Brighton and George Street, Hove.

Following the review a decision has been taken to expand into the world of furniture sales. When the lease on the present shop in George Street, Hove expires at the beginning of February 2013, the Beacon will be relocating to a new bigger and brighter shop at Preston Circus.

The plan is to streamline operations, making the St James Street shop exclusively for clothing, books and audio visual items, and the new Preston Circus shop an outlet for furniture and bric a brac.

Retail Manager, Craig Jewson is moving back to clothing retailers, GAP. He will be sorely missed but moves on with the best wishes of everyone at the Beacon.

In the New Year the Beacon will be advertising for furniture donations to help launch the new store.

If you have furniture to donate, telephone:
01273 694222 and talk to Ian Money