Huddersfield cookshop changes hands

Huddersfield cookshop The Cook & Bakeware Company is under new ownership.

Huddersfield cookshop changes hands

Fairmont & Main, the tabletop supplier that also ran the cookshop, yesterday completed a sale of the business to first-time retailer Sharon Jewitt.

The shop, formerly known as Strawberry Fair, used to stock a comprehensive range of tabletop lines along with the kitchenware and housewares. But 18 months ago Fairmont & Main decided to take out all the china and glass and concentrate on the cookshop side.

Managing director Philip Harrison told that it had proved to be a good decision from a business point of view, but that he felt the time had now come to focus exclusively on being a supplier.

And, he admitted: “Pans don’t thrill me like tableware does….my first love is tableware.”

The cookshop, which occupies extensive premises in the West Yorkshire town, also includes a restaurant, and Harrison said that the owner plans to incorporate a deli too.

Check Also

What More owner Andy Holt is honoured with Freedom of the Borough of Hyndburn

What More UK was established in 1999 by Burnley businessman Andy Holt. The business launched …