It’s a bedroom with a preview!

Karen Belton manager of Ponden and Sarah Gregg owner of Staden Grange in the bedroom which will showcase Ponden's products
Karen Belton manager of Ponden and Sarah Gregg owner of Staden Grange in the bedroom which will showcase Ponden's products
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TWO BUXTON businesses have developed a unique partnership to help promote their services in a tough economic climate.

Accommodation provider Staden Grange has specially decked-out one of its bedrooms with around £300 of furnishings supplied by Ponden Home to turn it into a shop window for the soft furnishings and accessories store.

Information in the room advertises who the items — ranging from lamps to bedding including pillows and duvets — are supplied by, and includes special offers for guests. In return, Ponden are promoting Staden Grange in their town-centre-based shop.

Karen Belton, manager of Ponden Home, said she hoped the collaboration would help raise awareness of the shop, in particular following their move earlier this year to 8 Spring Gardens, having relocated from the indoor shopping precinct nearby.

“I think this is quite a unique thing for Buxton,” she commented.

“It is basically a way of helping each other out in the difficult economic climate that we are in.”

Staden Grange manager Sarah Gregg, a trade customer with Ponden Home, added: “We have already had three people stay in the room and they really, really liked it.

“From our point of view, we took over in April and had to do a lot of work, and we decided we wanted to use local businesses and went out of our way to do so.”