Trevor Whar­ton Car­pets clo­sure

Trevor Whar­ton Car­pets opened in 1978

The Scarborough News - - WELCOME TO YOUR NEWS - By Jade McEl­wee jade.mcel­wee@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @JadeMRe­porter

A busi­ness that has been lo­cated on Ramshill Road for 40 years will close its doors for the last time next week.

A busi­ness that has been lo­cated on Ramshill Road for 40 years will close its doors next week.

Trevor Whar­ton Car­pets, which opened at 1 Ramshill Road in 1978, will shut for the last time on Wednes­day Oc­to­ber 31.

The busi­ness will still be op­er­at­ing but Trevor Whar­ton is “clos­ing the store to fo­cus on con­tracts”.

He added: “I have to travel to Scar­bor­ough from York ev­ery day which is 20,000 miles a year.”

The fa­ther-of-three also wanted to thank his Scar­bor­ough cus­tomers for the past 40 years of ser­vice.

“Thank you very much for your loy­alty over the years and I will miss you all dearly.

“Also a mas­sive thank you to my loyal staff who be­tween them have prob­a­bly done over 80 years with me.”

The “lo­cal car­pet spe­cial­ist” has ex­panded not only na­tion­wide but world­wide from the cor­ner shop where he first started.

Trevor, who is orig­i­nally from Leeds, left school at the age of 15 and worked for a year as an of­fice boy.

The start of his car­pet jour­ney be­gan when he joined Floor Cov­er­ings, a com­pany based in Leeds, which be­came one of the first big trade ware­houses.

He was a car­pet sales­man and ran the es­ti­mates de­part­ment, work­ing out quo­ta­tions us­ing 3ft wooden rulers.

In 1970 he moved to Scar­bor­ough and worked for a car- pet firm in Albe­marle Cre­sent.

He took a leap to start his own busi­ness and left his job to start the busi­ness from his home whilst search­ing for a store.

He found the per­fect unit at 1 Ramshill Road which was orig­i­nally a green­gro­cers, Vaseys, run by Wil­liam Vasey.

Trevor said: “A big part of his­tory is be­ing lost here as I am only the third per­son to own this shop.

“It was pre­vi­ously an old green gro­cers called Vaseys and then it was Rob­sons.”

The small busi­ness that be­gan in Scar­bor­ough has pro­vided many ex­pe­ri­ences for its owner.

One of the big­gest high­lights for Trevor was work­ing on the re­fur­bish­ment of the Bri­tish Em­bassy in Mon­go­lia.

And the busi­ness’s con­tracts are still var­ied, from work at 10 Down­ing Street to a school in Bridling­ton.

Trevor added: “We have con­tracts ev­ery­where now, from schools, hos­pi­tals, restau­rants, nurs­ing homes and even tram­po­line parks.”

The other as­pect of the thriv­ing busi­ness, clean­ing con­tracts, will also re­main and op­er­ate un­der the name­ofTrevorWhar­tonClean­ing.

Emma Wood­ward, Matty Ma­son, Trevor Whar­ton, Gary Feirn and Kath Stan­forth. Pic­ture by Richard Pon­ter.

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