Photo: Mike Brumfitt Mike Brumfitt (Director, Falcon Sportswear) Andrew Sloman (Southport BID Manager), John Hutchinson (Managing Director Whittakers Schoolwear, Bradley Hutchinson (Sales Director, Whittakers Schoolwear), Mike Brumfitt (Director, Falcon Sportswear)


After one year of trading in Southport, Whittakers Schoolwear are celebrating their record-breaking success.


The shop (formerly Rawcliffes) was acquired by Lancashire firm Whittakers Schoolwear when the owners of Rawcliffes went into administration.


Since the store’s acquisition in May last year, the Southport branch of Whittakers Schoolwear has gone from strength to strength – saving local jobs, ensuring a large landmark town centre retail site is thriving and breaking previous sales and footfall records within its first year.


“Recent visitors to the shop have been surprised to see how much we have invested in and changed the store which shows our commitment to the Southport branch and is a mark of their success,” explains Managing Director, John Hutchinson. “Customers have noticed we are now able to hold more stock and a wider range of products, while still holding true to our belief in Quality and Value.”


“Southport branch has continued to increase the number of local schools it serves,“ explains Sales Director, Bradley Hutchinson “and also brings customers into the town from Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Liverpool. That has to be good news for Southport’s town centre.”


“With more local schools waiting in the wings to be served by Whittakers Southport, we are justifiably proud of their first year success,” adds John “and it’s great to be part of a good news story.”


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