Fast-expanding housewares chain Lords of Notting Hill has acquired London hardware retailer Andrews of Hampstead.
Lords of Notting Hill said that owner George Andrews contacted Lords Group ceo Shanker Patel to purchase the store, which has been trading at 22 Heath Street in the district of north central London for over 36 years.
George Andrews said: “The customers of Hampstead need a store like Lords of Notting Hill. Over the years, the area has grown and changed, and Lords of Notting Hill will be an ideal addition to NW3. They have the right product range, store environment and customer service offering for the modern consumer.”
Shanker Patel commented: “We are honoured to have been exclusively chosen as the next custodians of this well-established business. Our store will be a perfect addition to this famous high street and this acquisition fulfils a major part of our growth plan.”
A full refit and rebrand of Andrews of Hampstead is planned for February 2015. With this latest acquisition, Lords of Notting Hill has grown in 18 months to five stores, with a sixth due to open shortly.