Trentham Estate means business

Trentham Estate means business

Independent businesses located at The Trentham Estate are reaping the benefits of soaring footfall after the centre reported a five-fold increase in annual visits since 2008.

Last year its beautifully restored gardens continued to prove increasingly popular with almost 545,000 paid entry visits.

This represents a rise of 14% on the previous year and total visits to the whole estate are now well over three million per year.

The increase in footfall has also resulted in a bumper year for the Trentham Garden Centre and shops, cafes and restaurants in the Trentham Shopping Village, with an overall increase in turnover of around 6% last year. 

Mike Herbert, regional director of estate owners St. Modwen, said: “The Trentham Garden Centre continues to be very popular and all 62 shops, cafes and restaurants at Trentham Shopping Village remain fully occupied.

“During 2015 we also welcomed new businesses including Cornerstone jewellers, The Bakehouse Café Bar and the newly built Joe’s Kitchen restaurant, which opened in November and has created dozens of new jobs.”

Among the many businesses thriving at Trentham is Glazed Art owned by Mark Nixon, who moved into Trentham Shopping Village almost 10 years ago.

He said: “We certainly experienced growth in December, so coming to Trentham has proved very successful for my business.

“Trentham offered me the chance to run my own independent business but with a lot of support. Now we have many regular customers, not just from Staffordshire but from all over the world.”

The success of the shops, cafes and restaurants at Trentham comes as the estate plans to build the final ‘Phase 3’ of the shopping village which will see an additional 26 units being built for shop, café and restaurant use.

This final phase will also incorporate a large dedicated sports and leisure outlet.