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Trentham Shopping Village is blossoming into one of the UK¹s leading tourism and leisure specialist retail centres.

Following a highly successful year when Trentham, the popular North Staffordshire visitor destination saw visitor numbers growing to about 2.2 million people, the unique shopping village is gearing up for another bumper season with the opening of several new and attractive businesses.

“Every week thousands of people from various parts of the country are drawn to this quite unique centre with its lively and attractive range of outlets and leisure attractions,” says Mike Herbert, director of Trentham Leisure, the St Modwen subsidiary which owns and manages the estate.

Sixty specialist shops and catering facilities are now trading in the shopping village next to the entrance to the famous Trentham Gardens.

Among the latest new arrivals in the shopping village which are proving very popular are Emma Bridgwater Pottery, Weird Fish, which sells stylish leisure clothing, and Past Times with its range of history and heritage inspired gifts. The Sweet Emporium, which has doubled in size and has a wide selection of traditional sweets, is a firm favourite with visitors of all ages.

A new dimension to the centre has come with the opening of Shuropody, specialists in footcare and shoes for healthy and leisure living. The business will also offer a chiropody service on site.

Mr Herbert said: “Trentham Shopping Village is now entering its fourth year and during that time has built up a fine reputation for offering highly specialist as well as unusual products, and an interesting range of food outlets. Customers are drawn from a wide area to the eclectic mix of specialist and unusual shops alongside other well-known names which include Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Antler and Cotton Traders. All in all this makes Trentham a very strong visitor destination.

“Now that Trentham estate is a well-established nationwide visitor destination, the shopping village is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds with more and more visitors and attracting new niche enterprises.”

For further information contact Mike Herbert on 01782 281844. Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121 313 1000).

Ref: MOD/28/08