Colne business celebrates a decade of success

CAPITAL OF COOL: David Riley, of A White Room, in Colne, celebrates 10 years of success (S)
CAPITAL OF COOL: David Riley, of A White Room, in Colne, celebrates 10 years of success (S)
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A contemporary furniture business that has been part of Colne’s transformation into the “capital of cool” is celebrating a decade of success.

Celebrations will be held at A White Room, in Albert Road, on Thursday evening, to mark the milestone occasion - with live music and canapés on offer.

A raffle will be held to raise funds for Pendleside Hospice, and invites are available to customers in store.

Originally based in Spring Lane, A White Room relocated to Norway House eight years ago, and according to managing director David Riley has helped transform Colne’s high street into the talk of the county and the envy of many other towns. He said: “We’re really proud of our role in Colne’s transformation. It’s a great place and is now rightly being recognised for its excellent retail offer and increasingly cool status.

“The business has been responsible for bringing slick European furniture design to a corner of East Lancashire, as well as uber-contemporary lighting and home accessories.

“To celebrate our tenth anniversary, we’re holding an event in the store to say thanks to all our customers and everybody who has supported us. As a local business that cares about our town and our community, we’re very conscious of the excellent work Pendleside does, so we’re very happy to give them our support.”

Mr Riley went on to say that the firm’s success has not just been as a local outlet.

Through its online offering, it has had customers nationwide and has been involved in a number of prestige projects.

Mr Riley added: “Some of the highlights of the last ten years have included projects like the Parisian Novotel and Grassington House Hotel. We’ve also supplied furniture for the likes of 60 Minute Makeover, Ofcom, the Royal Court Theatre, Danielle Proud and Alison Cork.”

Christina Cope, Pendleside’s fund-raising manager, added: “It’s a great gesture that A White Room has chosen to support the hospice to mark their tenth anniversary. They are a stand-out feature of Colne’s high-street and are

a major reason for Colne’s cool image.”