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.”