The story behind Carpets of Lytham
Last year Carpets of Lytham celebrated 30 years and I found the story behind it very interesting. The business was started back in the early 90’s by owner Martin Rowley and his wife who sadly passed away. She would run the shop whilst Martin carried out all the fitting by himself. The company’s first premises were located on Dock Road and Martin was one of the first carpet retailers in the Lytham area.
Due to the building of Lytham Quays these premises were compulsorily purchased by the building developer. The business was forced to nearby Preston Road where it continues to this day.
Carpets of Lytham has always prided itself on being a family business with dad, Jim and wife, Kelly working behind the scenes on company administration. Martin’s son, Jim is working on becoming an expert fitter of all types of flooring. Sadly Martins dad, Jim, passed away recently. I had the pleasure of meeting him and he was a true gentleman.
There are 11 staff members. Rhone is the store manager, I’ve met him a few times and you could not wish to meet a nicer young man. Martin, Rhone and Kelly manage a team of experienced carpet fitters who have an excellent local reputation.
When I spoke to Marin he said “we have had to adapt to many changes over the years, to styles, peoples tastes and location, but one thing has remained central to our business – always providing excellent customer service. We remain the only carpet retailer on the Fylde Coast to offer free fitting and free uplift and removal of your old carpet. We will even work around your furniture for you.”
Carpets of Lytham now supply and fit carpets not just to Lytham but across the whole of the Fylde Coast and the North West.
Martin is heavily involved in local and international charities. These include local football team sponsorships, sponsoring a local marathon runner and organising a large sale collection of toys and games for children in Gambia. This is something which Martin holds dear to his heart and spends much time working with it. Carpets of Lytham
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