Festival crowds cool it at QD

Kristian Timbrell (centre) and the QD Grays crew needed cold drinks after blowing this lot up!

Crowds attending last week’s Grays Street Festival in Essex chilled soon enough –all thanks to their local QD Store!

As temperatures soared on the high street, visitors were grateful to pop into QD in the town’s shopping centre.

Manager Kristian Timbrell and his team were on hand dispensing cold drinks from outside the store as everyone watched on as a hilarious blend of music and comedy paraded past.

QD Staff had been out early handing out leaflets, balloons and sweets to members of the public, also giving them a great opportunity to take in the atmosphere.

“The street entertainers were all local professionals and the parade was varied to say the least including the World’s Smallest Theatre, Mad Professors, an Asian dancing troop, Godzilla and Punch and Judy!” laughs Kristian.

“Loads of people came and visited us not just for the drinks – which we had priced very low for the day – but because we had ten percent off in-store and even bigger discounts on outdoor toys as part of the day’s celebrations, too,” he says.

“One customer told me she hadn’t been to QD for many years but had spent over £100 that day. She said she was coming back to purchase some furniture, which was nice!”

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Issued July 25th 2014 on behalf of QD Stores Commercial Holdings Ltd by PMPR Business Communications Ltd



QD Commercial Holdings Ltd is an independently-owned parent company to a range of established value retailing brands provide unbeatable value and extensive choice to British consumers.

QD Stores is a chain of High Street value retail outlets extending from its geographical heartland in the East of England and Home Counties as far as Doncaster in the north and Wrexham in the west.

Focused on providing shoppers with maximum choice, value and convenience, QD offers its customers the very best in value retailing, with a winning formula for success based upon rapid turnover of quality product lines pitched at a competitively low price points.

With a range of around 40,000 product lines across 40 different departments, every item is carefully sourced to ensure that quality is never compromised despite an aggressive pricing policy. Outstanding value is achieved via special low price promotions, fast moving stock and meticulous daily price checks to remain keenly competitive.

QD stores offer market-leading product lines, the latest seasonal fashions and quality branded goods, all at significantly lower prices than available elsewhere. Consequently, everyday essentials are juxtaposed with higher end items, to make high street shopping both accessible and affordable.

Cherry Lane Garden Centres, located throughout Norfolk and Suffolk and in Yorkshire, represent a new direction for specialist horticultural and leisure retailing. As part of the QD Group, the garden centres are committed to offering unbeatable value across all product lines. Expert staff and buyers ensure that quality and stock throughout the year is consistently high. As well as a huge selection of plants, trees and shrubs, Cherry Lane Garden Centres stock extensive ranges of stylish garden furniture, quality gardening clothing and footwear, must-have gardening accessories, a wide selection of sheds and ornamental statues and gardenware. The specialist Cherry Lane Aquatic Centre at South View, Fritton near Great Yarmouth, stocks a large range of fish, as well as indoor and outdoor aquatic accessories. The latter can also be found at the Pulham Market branch of Cherry Lane near Diss.

Lathams of Potter Heigham is long-popular destination for both locals and visitors to the Norfolk Broads offering an ever-changing discounted product range.. It has established an enviable reputation, both in-store and on-line, for its expertise as a supplier of all types of fishing equipment, attracting river and sea anglers from a wide area. Lathams retail outlets can also be found within a number of QD stores and in the Cherry Lane Garden Centre at Fritton near Great Yarmouth.

Thingmebobs, an Eastern Counties chain of 10 discount stores, acquired by QD Group in January 2013 operates autonomously while sharing QD’s logistics support via its 200,000 sq ft facility at Snetterton.


For more information please contact:

Peter Muir, Account Director – PMPR Business Communications Ltd

Tel. 07730 447135 Email: peter@pmpr.co.uk   www.pmpr.info


Lorraine Cooper, PR & Marketing Manager – QD Stores Commercial Holdings Ltd

Tel. 01603 275200 Email: l.cooper@qdstores.co.uk www.qdstores.co.uk


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