First family showroom

A father and daughter team have invested more than £100,000 in opening their first showroom.

Leighanne and Greg Cox are looking to expand Speedy Home Improvements by creating a dedicated space in Horsham that will showcase six different living spaces and their new windows and doors range.

The duo are looking to capitalise on pent-up demand from homeowners keen to press the button on big projects and are hoping the 5,000ft2 facility on Foundry Lane will help the business grow 30% by the end of 2021.

Five new jobs will be created, including one front of house position, two sales roles and two apprentice fitters to support the installation team.

“We have been growing steadily due to ‘word of mouth’ referrals and exhibitions, but felt the time was right to have a presence where potential customers could see our expertise first-hand,” said Leighanne, who joined Greg in the business 11 years ago.

“The showroom has been purpose-built to really showcase the improvements we can deliver, with visitors able to see a contemporary flat roof kitchen extension, both tiled roof and hybrid roof home extensions, a stunning orangery, beautiful glass roof conservatory and a practical garden room.”

She continued: “We’ve also got an extensive range of windows and doors that we are now supplying and fitting, including Extreme window, the timeless Envisage flush casement or the contemporary Eclipse aluminium slim frame windows and doors.”

Speedy Home Improvements, which became part of the Conservatory Outlet network of retailers last year, opened the showroom in May.

Greg said Speedy had benefited from Conservatory Outlet’s product range and its multi-channel digital marketing campaign that had driven leads during the lockdown.

“Like the other retailers in the network, we decided the time was right to have our own showroom and look forward to welcoming homeowners from Horsham and Worthing over the coming weeks and months,” he said.

Greg Kane, chief executive of Conservatory Outlet, said: “Greg and Leighanne are a fantastic team, with a reputation for quality, service and overcoming technical challenges. This showroom is an important next step in the firm’s journey.”