A new window of opportunity opens

Philip O'Brian, right, hands over business to John Spaven, left.
Philip O'Brian, right, hands over business to John Spaven, left.

A NEW fitter is at the helm of Scarborough business The Window Dresser.

John Spaven is taking over from Philip O’Brien, who has moved to West Yorkshire to develop his wooden shutter business.

The pair have worked together for more than 10 years and Mr Brien says he is happy to leave the business under Mr Spaven’s control.

Mr O’Brien said: “I have known John a long time and he is very capable and professional, so I know I am leaving The Window Dresser in safe hands for all its loyal customers.

“The Window Dresser has built up an excellent reputation for providing a high quality and affordable blinds service for domestic and commercial customers across the area.

“I am very confident that John will continue that level of service.”

Mr O’Brien has moved to Leeds to develop Carrwood Shutters, a specialist interior wooden shutter business.

“I was looking to develop the shutter business and expand it to other parts of Yorkshire,” he explained.

“It has really taken off and prompted us to relocate to Leeds in the hope of becoming Yorkshire’s number one shutter fitter.”

Mr Spaven says is looking forward to taking over The Window Dresser business in Scarborough.

He said: ““I have worked in the business for a long time now and gained a great deal of experience in choosing and fitting the right blinds for people’s homes.

“It is a great new challenge for me and I am looking forward to developing the business to give people a wider choice of styles, designs and materials.”

He particularly wants to expand the company’s range of conservatory blinds which help control the temperature of conservatories, all year round.

Mr Spaven runs the Window Dresser from home in Scarborough and supplies and fits a large range of blinds as well as acting as a local agent for Carrwood Shutters in this area.

He said: “It is a tremendous pleasure to be able to go into someone’s property and help them choose and then install products that will really enhance their home. The positive feedback we get from customers is wonderful.

“I am really looking forward to taking The Window Dresser forward into the future.”