Sit­ting pretty in pink for three decades of shop’s suc­cess story

Gloucestershire Echo - - BUSINESS -

A FAM­ILY busi­ness with an un­miss­able pink frontage was pop­ping the corks as it cel­e­brated 30 years in Chel­tenham.

The Square Pil­low, which sells be­spoke bed linen, lux­ury lin­gerie and bath robes and tow­els, wel­comed cus­tomers and ac­tress Fiona Fuller­ton to its Mont­pel­lier shop.

San­dro Spescha flew in from Switzer­land to rep­re­sent long­stand­ing sup­plier Chris­tian Fis­chbacher and de­liv­ered a speech high­light­ing many of the rea­sons why The Square Pil­low has re­mained suc­cess­ful.

The busi­ness was started by Suzanne Lan­g­ley-sowter af­ter work­ing along­side her late mother Bar­bara, who ran a com­pany sup­ply­ing fit­ted bed­rooms, kitchens and bath­rooms.

Suzanne’s step­daugh­ter Sarah Mor­ri­son said: “They made a for­mi­da­ble team, ac­cess­ing goods from across Europe and many of Suzanne’s orig­i­nal sup­pli­ers re­main loyal to the com­pany af­ter all these years.

“Achiev­ing 30 years in busi­ness in Mont­pel­lier is an achieve­ment to be proud of in the world of on­line shop­ping, so­cial me­dia and the chal­lenges to the high street.

“It has only been pos­si­ble with the sup­port and loy­alty of cus­tomers and sup­pli­ers.”

The Square Pil­low is the UK’S only stock­ist of Ce­les­tine nightwear and the lead­ing in­de­pen­dent stock­ist of Hanro of Switzer­land.

Pic­tures: Si­mon Pizzey

Owner Suzanne Lan­g­leysowter, above left, with San­dro Spescha and Fiona Fuller­ton. Left, Karen Orme from Lovebites

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