Robert Pinkus & Co. appointed commercial agent for national retailer

Robert Pinkus & Co. has been appointed as sole agent by award-winning bathroom and tile retailer Better Bathrooms to spearhead its new store acquisition drive.

As part of the company's progressive expansion plans, Preston-based Robert Pinkus & Co. has been retained to secure properties between 15,000 and 20,000 sq ft over two floors in highly visible, easily accessible, non-prime retail locations throughout the UK.

Based in Leigh, Better Bathrooms secured £10m of equity funding from the Business Growth Fund in 2013 and is working full steam ahead to secure key retail sites in major conurbations throughout the UK. The growth strategy is to expand their showroom base from four existing sites in Wigan, Warrington, Manchester, Leicester and their newest outlet in Slough, which opens on 9th June 2014.

Joe Assalone, partner at Robert Pinkus & Co. said: "We are delighted to be appointed as Better Bathrooms' property agent and excited to be playing a key part in facilitating the company's growth and retail development. The campaign to acquire new retail sites for Better Bathrooms in priority towns and cities throughout the UK has got off to a flying start and we are hoping to secure more sites for the retailer in the next few months."

Started on eBay in 2001 by founder Colin Stevens, in 2012 Better Bathrooms secured eight business awards including the highly prestigious National Business Awards and has been featured in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and 2014 Sunday Times Profit Track 100. Better Bathrooms now turns over £40m and is the UK's largest independent multi-channel retailer of bathrooms and tiles. Colin Stevens, CEO of Better Bathrooms added: "Robert Pinkus & Co. understand where we are heading as a company and the importance of identifying the right properties and locations. Better Bathrooms is 13 years old this year and Robert Pinkus & Co. will help us to shape the next 13 years."