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Shoppers keep tills jingling all the way
4:50pm Tuesday 15th December
Evening Echo Archived Article
Southend: Good Havens!
From the archive, first published Tuesday 8th Jun 1999.
Nicola Taylor talks to Nigel Havens the managing director of one of Southend’s oldest family-run stores as it prepares for its centenary and the new millennium
When Rawdon Havens set up his china and glass store in Westcliff in 1901 he would have
I do not wish to go all political on my News blogs but I do feel strongly, as I am sure most decent law abiding citizens would, that we all have a right to protect our property and family. Surely this is the underlying reason, rightly or wrongly, this Government feels we should be pursuing the war in Afghanistan –
A year has passed since The Waterford Wedgwood went into Administration. The Group incorporates a number of the most famous brands in the China and Glass Industry.
Late February 2009 an American Private equity company KPS bought the brand names but alas not the factories which in the Crystal division are all now closed. The principal Brands involved are Waterford
We will not be increasing our prices on January 1st 2010 when the Government increases Vat to 17.5%. We will be absorbing the increase.
Our prices will start to change where applicable as our suppliers officially put their net cost prices up to us, which usually occurs during the 1st quarter of the year.
The increase is typical of
Firstly a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2010 to all our Customers and Friends.
I am pleased to report that the Havens Group had a very reasonable Christmas trading period.
The store itself was up 10.4% and the internet business www.havens.co.uk was up 56.6% giving an overall Group increase of 19%.
These figures are very encouraging but need to be