Carphone Warehouse opens its 500th store in Cardiff
November 13th, 2003
Colin Jackson officially opens landmark store in Queen Street
The Carphone Warehouse celebrated a huge milestone in Cardiff yesterday, as it officially opened the doors of its 500th store in Queen Street.
Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson cut the ribbon and popped the champagne open, along with Jonathan Hook, Managing Director of UK Retail for The Carphone Warehouse.
Colin also presented Cardiff resident Andrea Kyte with £500 cash in commiseration for having the most expensive residential BT phone bill. Andrea had clocked up an extortionate £440.65 worth of calls with BT. But now that Andrea has signed up to talktalk, The Carphone Warehouse’s new home phone service, she can start saving up to 30% on her BT home bill.
The Carphone Warehouse’s mobile phone character, Mowbli, also made an appearance at the store opening, handing out balloons and helping customers with their shopping.
“We’ve had a great day opening our 500th store”, said Jonathan Hook. “It’s a massive milestone for us and we are delighted to have celebrated this great achievement in the city of Cardiff.”
Queen Street store manager Jason Hayes said: “We are very excited about our new store, and are looking forward to offering the people of Cardiff the best mobile phone advice in town.”
The Queen Street store has created seven new jobs, and offers customers more than twice the shopping space and experience of the existing Cardiff store (also on Queen Street).
The Queen Street store opens in perfect time for the Christmas season, and offers the latest range of handsets and accessories; ideal for Christmas gifts.
As the largest independent communications retailer, The Carphone Warehouse offers customers:
* better advice - you and your mobile will go through a lot together, so it’s important you choose the right one.
* better value - we want you to visit again and again, safe in the knowledge that you’ve always got the best deal
* better service- it’s all about people, and we hire the best. People who know how to give you just what you need, whether it’s advice, the latest technology, the largest range or just a chance to recharge your phone.
* better aftercare - buying a mobile is one thing, living with it is another thing entirely. We feel responsible for you and your phone long after you’ve left the store. So we offer a unique range of services – from insurance to repairs to number storage – that make owning a mobile phone less complicated, less frustrating and more rewarding.
If you require any further information, please contact The Carphone Warehouse Press Office on 0845 604 1207.