Trend Interiors, whose stylish and affordable kitchens have taken the first time buyer market by storm, have extended their range to include gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms to die for and showcased all three ranges in a brand new website.

Trend Interiors was launched three years ago by British manufacturer Mereway Kitchens to appeal to young consumers looking for quality designs at an affordable price. The outstanding success of kitchens, particularly with those on a more limited budget, was the driver behind introducing stunning new bedroom and bathroom ranges.

Commenting on the new Trend Interiors website, sales and marketing director of Mereway Kitchens Graham Jones says, “Trend Interiors is designed to appeal to people who have a clear idea of what they like, want the quality and style of Mereway at an affordable price, and enjoy the instant access that enables them to buy online.  The new website is intuitive and easy to use, reflecting the modern brand ethos of all three collections.”

There are five new styles to choose from in the new Trend bedroom collection – from cutting-edge contemporary chic to classic traditional elegance; while Trend bathrooms cut through the complicated process of planning the smallest room in the home, with easy-to-choose, clearly explained design options.

The new website offers visitors comprehensive advice on planning and installation as well as a guiding hand in selecting style and accessories, but there’s also the facility to seek help with design and project management from your local retailer with a simple click from the site.

Clever, yet simple, this exciting new website continues to set the trend.


National property and construction consultancy Wakemans has been appointed on a new £5m health centre in Salford, reinforcing their expertise as a leading provider of support services in this sector.

This appointment follows two recent similar health centre commissions at Frome in Somerset and Westbury in Wiltshire.

Wakemans is acting as project manager, quantity surveyor, CDM co-ordinator and BREEAM assessor for Level Healthcare Ltd on the 3,300m2 two storey health centre, designed by Ainsley Gommon Architects. The centre brings together three local GP Practices and will also incorporate outreach clinics from local hospitals and consulting rooms, optician, pharmacy and a mini supermarket.

Wakemans’ director Adrian Aston says, “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting project, which will provide state-of-the-art health facilities for the community of Salford. We have been appointed for a number of key roles, to ensure that the project is delivered on time and to budget.”

Following the successful completion of recent large health centre schemes at Frome and Westbury, Wakemans has a team with a wide experience in health projects, including the key area of business case development ensuring that such projects meet their financial targets for both the initial construction cost and the running costs over the life of the building.

The project is scheduled for completion in November 2015.


The UK’s only made-to-measure tailoring franchise, Suit the City, has set its sights on international growth. The company will be attending the forthcoming British & International Franchise Show at Olympia, with a view to recruiting abroad as well as at home in the UK.

According to managing director, Carol Rawson, the move is driven by increasing levels of enquiries from individuals across Europe and the US, this has convinced the directors to move plans forward to develop an international network.

“Until now, we have focused our efforts on building our UK franchise network,” Carol says. “Of course, this remains a key goal for us, but we have decided to respond positively to the rising number of enquiries that we are receiving from other countries. We are currently in the process of researching a potentially lucrative overseas market for a prospective franchisee, with a view to realising the opportunity”.

“High quality British tailoring is a service in demand well beyond the borders of the UK and our decision to attend the British & International Franchise Show in March for the first time is the first step along the way to realising our wider vision for the future of Suit the City.”

Suit The City franchisees are not tailors, (all production is carried out by expert tailors in Europe), but they are business people that have excellent relationship marketing skills, who provide an exclusive design consultancy service to a discerning and affluent customer base. As they do not operate from stores, overheads and initial investment is much lower than fashion retail franchises, and the high value goods mean that potential profits are substantial.

Suit The City will be on stand J20 at the British & International Franchise Show, held at Olympia, 13-14th March.

For more information, please contact Carol Rawson on +44 (0) 1494 880791

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