Stars help the launch

A FAMOUS architect and a TV celebrity chef are set to help a Leeds business make an impact down south.

Express Bi-folding Doors, based in Garforth, have drawn on some famous help to launch their new showroom in Surrey.

The company has invited architect and TV presenter George Clarke and famous chef James Martin to do the honours on January 29.

The new state-of-the-art showroom is situated on the Redhill 23 Business Park and will showcase the full range of Express's products.

The new showroom covers an area of over 1,700 square feet.

George Clarke will be giving talks throughout the day about The Home Show, his own house and Restoration Man.

Champagne

The official opening – complete with champagne and canapes – will take place between 1.15pm and 3pm with the cutting of the tape conducted by George Clarke, James Martin and company managing director and owner Steve Bromberg.

Mr Bromberg said: "Clearly, our company is going from strength to strength and opening a showroom such as this is the next logical step for us.

"To be able to have two nationally famous TV personalities to officially open it for us is a fantastic boost.

"Apart from having George and James, we are aiming to make this a real family-oriented gala launch so we have food available, a bouncy castle and inflatables for the kids, along with other entertainment, all of which reflects the family nature of our own company."

Express Bi-folding Doors began promoting their wares on January 1 on Sky home interest channels including Travel and Living Channel, Home Channel and Style Channel.

yep.businessdesk@ypn.co.uk

The City of London at dusk. Hansteen Holdings plans to return �580m to shareholders by the end of the year. Photo:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Hansteen Holdings receives boost from growth of online retailing