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25 February 2014
Anya Banham-Pratt Appointed as Commercial Storage Manager
Anya Banham-Pratt has been recruited  to head the Commercial Storage element of the business. Glasswells have been moving and storing items for over 60 years for both commercial and household customers. The state-of-the-art 67,000 square foot storage and distribution centre, based in Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds is easily accessible from the A14 and provides a tailor-made storage, handling and distribution service.   Read more...

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17 February 2014
Competition Winner Announced
We recently ran a competition in the local Bounce Magazine to win a lovely lunch for two in our Place to Eat Restaurant. The response was fantastic and we are pleased to announce that the lucky winner was Jenny Sparrow from Kedington.

Thanks to everyone that entered and don't forget to keep checking our Competition page.

Pam Brafield receives Glasswells Long Service Award

12 February 2014
Glasswells Recognise Long Service Achievements of Staff
This week Paul Glasswell has presented Pam Brafield with a watch to mark 20 years’ service at Glasswells. Pam has worked tirelessly over this time keeping the Bury St Edmunds shop and offices clean and tidy for our customers and staff. Pam's excellent attendance record and attitude towards her work makes her a real credit to the Company.

Peter Halls, one of our Removals Drivers, has also reached 20 years with the Company and is one of Glasswells' best ambassadors. Moving people’s possessions is a demanding job and Peter receives so many compliments. He has trained all of our new members of staff to help them achieve our very high levels of customer service.   Read more...

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10 February 2014
Glasswells Launch New Removals Website
Visit www.glasswellsremovals.co.uk to see our lovely new removals, storage and commercial warehousing and distribution website. There is loads of information and handy hints and tips to help your move go as smoothly as possible.

We have been moving customers for over 60 years and have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience that makes our service second to none. Click here for a free quote or call 01284 723966 today.

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5 February 2014
Glasswells Reserve Stand at this Year's Suffolk Show
Glasswells be returning the Suffolk Show on the 28 - 29 May, following last year's successful ice skating rink in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice. We are currently brainstorming some fun and innovative ways to raise some money for this year's chosen charity, The East Anglian Air Ambulance. You can learn more about the charity and make a donation on their website www.eeaa.org.uk. Watch this space for more details or visit www.suffolkshow.co.uk for more information on the Show itself.

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27 January 2014
Glasswells Purchase New Delivery Van
As part of our corporate rebranding we are updating the livery on our delivery, removal and carpet fitting vans. With more than 25 vehicles in our fleet this is no small task! This week we took delivery of a new 7.5T van in our lovely new colours, which we think you will agree looks very smart indeed.

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31 December 2013
Christmas Card Donations
This year Glasswells staff raised £117.50 for the local Alzheimer's Society by donating the money that they would have spent on buying Christmas cards for their colleagues.

Click here for more information about the organisation.

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31 December 2013
Barry Burch Retires After 40 Years
Long serving and well respected employee, Barry Burch, retires today after working at Glasswells for 40 years. Barry has primarily been involved in the transport sector of the business, with the majority of his time spent in our busy household removals department where he has packed up and moved thousands of families in and around East Anglia.
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16 December 2013
Charmaine Liddle Awarded Employee of the Season
Charmaine joined Glasswells in July 2007, working in the Soft Furnishings Department as a Sales Adviser. In September the following year her role changed slightly and she began to work three days on the shop floor, with the other two days focusing on stock administration. After seeing how well the admin side suited Charmaine, she was appointed as one of  the full time Sales Office Administrators in July 2010, providing admin support to the Buyers of Upholstery, Bedroom and Soft Furnishings.   Read more... 

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10 December 2013
Glasswells Lamp Shades Featured on ITV's 60 Minute Makeover

We are very excited that our cut out pendant shades were used to help created a colourful bedroom on this week's 60 Minute Makeover on ITV. Click here for more information.

Glasswells £1000 Autumn Competition Winner

9 December 2013
Glasswells £1000 Autumn Competition Winner Announced
Glasswells Home Furnishing store in Bury St Edmunds are pleased to announce the lucky winner of their Autumn Competition. The winner, picked at random, won an amazing £1000 to spend in store.   Read more... 

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4 November 2013
The Place to Eat - Glowing Reveiw by the EADT
We were visited by Claire Holmes, East Anglian Daily Times, who gave our restaurant at Ipswich a lovely review. It is so pleasing for our dedication to customer service and quality, home cooked food to be recognised. 

Click here to read the full article.

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30 October 2013
The Place to Eat Restaurant Rewarded Again for High Standards of Hygiene
Glasswells The Place to Eat Restaurant in Bury St Edmunds has again been awarded the full five stars for hygiene following a recent review by the Suffolk Authorities; this is the highest level of recognition that they award. The stars are awarded based on criteria such as food hygiene, cleanliness, structure and safety procedures.

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21 October 2013
Glasswells Win Velvet Magazine Award
We are very pleased to have been awarded 'Highly Commended in Property and Interiors' by readers at this year's Velvet Magazine Awards evening.

Thank you to everyone that voted!

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20 September 2013
Glasswells Staff Raise Funds for the Towergate Accumulator Challenge
Staff at Glasswells have had brilliant fun coming up with innovative ways to generate as much money as possible for the Towergate Accumulator Challenge in aid of St Nicolas Hospice Care.   Read more... 

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14 August 2013
Glasswells Nominated for Independent Retailer of the Year Award
We are very excited to have been nominated for this year's Bury Free Press Independent Retailer of the Year Award.

Glasswells have been trading in Bury St Edmunds since 1946 and over those 67 years we have supplied an estimated 100,000 sofas to homes across East Anglia - not to mention all the beds, dining sets, flooring and soft furnishings! Glasswells focus on providing exceptional customer service, quality and stylish furnishings and superb value for money - giving the shoppers in East Anglia the largest home department store in the area.   

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12 August 2013
Paul Glasswell Explains How Glasswells Has Been
 Left in the Broadband 'Dark Ages'
Paul Glasswell, Managing Director, spoke to the Bury Free Press and expressed his frustration at not being able to benefit from fibre optic broadband at our Newmarket Road site. “It is a strange situation, we are in the middle of a little oasis of old technology. Music Sales, Towergate, Kent Blaxhill and Lee Gage are all on fibre optic broadband. The cabinet by the road that we are attached to is a copper cable connection, yet 100 yards in one direction and 100 yards in the other, there are fibre optic cables, but we cannot get to them.”

See the full interview at http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/local/latest-news/boss-of-bury-st-edmunds-firm-tells-how-he-has-been-left-in-the-broadband-dark-ages-1-5316498

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30 July 2013
Glasswells Royal Baby Competition Winners
Congratulations to Belinda Mottram of Ipswich and Steven Fletcher of Hockwold for correctly guessing that Prince William and Princess Kate would name their baby George. They have both won a three course lunch for two in our Place to Eat restaurant.

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17 July 2013
Glasswells Sponsor Bury & West Suffolk Tennis Tournament

The annual tournament, now in its 86th year, takes place at Culford Sports and Leisure Centre from Monday 29 July to Saturday 3 August. There are a number of different singles, doubles and mixed events for various age groups; further details can be found and entries submitted on the LTA Website (http://www.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-QK1CI3).

 

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9 July 2013
Glasswells Grants Mum's Wedding Request
After seeing our Christmas carts on display in the Bury St Edmunds store’s atrium area, Ruth Searle asked if she could borrow them for her daughter’s wedding in August. We were more than happy to oblige, but did ask for Mrs Searle to make a donation to St Nicholas Hospice Care in return – we were blown away when we opened the envelope to see that she had donated a generous £500 to the charity!   Read more...

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4 July 2013
Glasswells Gets a Facelift
For the past year Glasswells have invested in reinventing our corporate logo and adjusting our brand image to appeal to today’s style savvy customer. Our home furnishing store on Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds, proudly unveiled its new exterior signage this week.   Read more...

Bury Friday 5 Mile Race 2013

24 June 2013
Glasswells Sponsor Bury Friday 5 Mile Race
The annual Saint Edmund Pacers five mile race, sponsored by Glasswells, returned to Nowton Park last Friday evening. The popular five mile race started at 7.30pm in the beautiful setting of Nowton Park and followed a route through the nearby villages of High Green and Nowton. The main event was open to all and there were two Junior Fun Runs for the youngsters.   Read more...

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18 June 2013
Glasswells Support Accumulator Challenge
Glasswells, once again, are to join a number of local businesses in supporting the Accumulator Challenge, an annual fundraising event organised by Towergate Insurance in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. Each company that participates in the challenge is given a crisp £50 note, donated by Towergate Insurance, and has three months to find innovative ways of raising as much money as possible.   Read more...

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14 June 2013
Glasswells Organise Charity Golf Day
For many years now Glasswells have organised an annual Golf Day in aid of the Furnishing Industry Trust (F.I.T.). This year the event was held on the 14 June at Bury St Edmunds Gold Club and was supported generously by our suppliers and members of staff, raising £2,000 for the charity. The overall winner of the competition was Mr Frost-Palmer of Kingstown Furniture.   Read more...

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15th May 2013 
Glasswells Invite you to Get Your Skates on at the Suffolk Show (Stand No 604)
Yes, Skates!!  And all in the name of charity. Independent home department store Glasswells are moving away from their usual beautiful home furnishing displays at this year’s Suffolk Show (29th & 30th May at Trinity Park Ipswich) and have decided to have some fun by encouraging as many people as possible to have a skate for charity.   Read more...

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13th May 2013 
Glasswells Make Shopping so Much Easier

Some people love shopping, some just don’t have the time to shop, whilst others would quite frankly rather watch paint dry… Popular home department store Glasswells understand this and have launched a new free Personal Shopper Service to appeal to every kind of shopper.   Read more... 

9th April 2013 
The Place to Eat Restaurant Rewarded for High Standards of Hygiene
We are pleased to announce that our Bury St Edmunds Place to Eat restaurant achieved top positions in the recent Association of Independent Stores statistics, with Ipswich not far behind.   Read more...  

8th April 2013 
The Place to Eat Restaurant Rewarded for High Standards of Hygiene
Glasswells The Place to Eat Restaurant in Ipswich has again been awarded the full five stars for hygiene following a recent review by the Suffolk Authorities; this is their highest level of recognition that they award. The stars are awarded based on criteria such as food hygiene, cleanliness, structure and safety procedures/management.

4th April 2013 2013 
Get Ready for the Glasswells Sponsored Tennis Tournament 
The Bury & West Suffolk 86th Tennis Tournament is due to take place on Monday 29th July - Saturday 3rd August 2013. We are now calling for entries click here is download your entry form.

2nd April 2013 
Pat Retires After Over 30 Years and Will be Missed
After over 30 years we say goodbye to Pat who will be greatly missed by staff and customers alike having worked in the curtains and soft furnishings department since 1981. She was always keen to share her valuable knowledge about curtain making and all aspects of soft furnishings and was a real asset to the team.  Pictured with Kevin Robertson, Glasswells Sales Director.

28th March 2013 
A Fond Farewell to Fred Clarke
Congratulations and a big goodbye to Fred Clarke who retires from working in the carpet warehouse at the Bury St Edmunds store. We all wish Fred good health and good luck in his retirement. Pictured with Paul Glasswell (left).

23rd March 2013 
Ray Mizon - Long Service Commitment
Paul Glasswell (left) congratulates Ray Mizon for his long service commitment.  Read more...

11th March 2013 
Graham Vale - 40 Years at Glasswells
Paul Glasswell (right) presents Graham Vale with a gift for his long service.  Read more...

 

1st March 2013
More Glasswells Winners
Congratulations to Mrs Roper, Mr King and Mr Blackmore, who have all won £50 to spend at Glasswells after completing our feedback survey following deliveries from us. Each month all completed surveys are entered into a prize draw and winners are pulled from the hat. Congratulations to all. 

24th February 2013
Julie's Rewarded for Long Service Commitment
It's a beautiful gold watch gift for Julie Valentine from Paul Glasswell to mark twenty year’s service at Glasswells. Read more...

23rd February 2013
Ipswich Store Scoops Department of the Year Award 
This year Paul Glasswells was awarded the Department of the Year Award to our entire Ipswich store. Congratulations to all staff and Store Manager Andrea Johnston for a great performance in 2012/13. 

21st February 2013
Ipswich Store Manager Andrea furthers her educations at the Oxford Summer School
Andrea Johnston has just returned from attending the Oxford Summer School to take part in their Masters programme in retail. Read more...

8th February 2013
Saffron's Robert Mead Receives Long Service Recognition
Managing Director Paul Glasswell (right) is pleased to present Robert Mead with some vouchers to mark his Long Service with the Company. Read more...

12th January 2013
Glasswells Goes Pink for Charity
We wore pink and are pleased to say we raised £142 for breast cancer campaigns.

21st December 2012
New Wood Studio Now Open
It's wood flooring galore in our NEW Wood Studio at our Bury St Edmunds store. Read More...

20th November 2012
Another Glasswells Winner
Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Johnson who have won £50 to spend at Glasswells. The Johnson's entered our draw at our recent Kempson Way Warehouse Sale, our huge sale offering fantastic bargains of our end of line stock across all department, to make way for our fabulous new products. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Johnson.

16th Nov 2012
It was tense, competitive, yet fun - all in the name of charity!
17 teams entered the annual Glasswells staff quiz in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care last night. With eight rounds of testing questions across many subjects, the teams battled to claim the glory of scoring the highest. Congratulations go to 'The Furniture Foursome' who won after a tiebreak situation.  However all teams are to be congratulated as we managed to raise £750.00 for the charity. Well done to all!

12th Nov 2012
Glasswells customer celebrates National Baking Week with a FREE Stellar Food Mixer worth £360
Congratulations to Mrs Larkins whose name was pulled from the hat of our National Baking Week prize draw.  She is pictured with Glasswells Sales Director Kevin Robertson. Mrs Larkins' fabulous Stellar food mixer is part of our huge range of exceptional quality Stellar cookware we have in store. 

24th October 2012
Glasswells Celebrate the Best of British with a Prize Draw Winner
Well done to Catherine Wadlow from Bury St Edmunds who won a fabulous purple toaster and matching kettle from our in store prize draw, held to celebrate everything British. The fabulous set is also available in vibrant lime green. She is pictured (right) with our Gift Supervisor Rachel Greatbanks 

18th October 2012
Another Glasswells Winner
Congratulations to Mr Clark who has won £50 to spend at Glasswells. Mr Clark completed our feedback survey following a recent delivery from us. Each month all completed surveys are entered into a prize draw and Mr Clark is the lucky enough to win. Congratulations. 

12 Oct 2012
New Stressless Studio Open at our Ipswich Store
Come to our Ipswich store to see and try our wonderful selection of Stressless chairs.

11 Oct 2012
Glasswells Boost St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Funds
Staff at the Glasswells home department store in Bury St Edmunds proved their generosity by raising hundreds of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care as part of the recent Towergate Challenge.  

8th Oct 2012
Congratulations to Another Glasswells Winner 
Well done to to Caroline Boreham who has won our St Nicholas Hospice Care competition winning £400 worth of shopping at Glasswells at 1952 prices - that's an amazing price of just £14 to pay.  Enjoy your shopping!

1st Oct 2012
The Glasswells Autumn Sale is Now On
With up to 40% off throughout the store. Click here to download.

21st Sept 2012
Glasswells Are Celebrating After Winning Another Retail Award
We are so pleased to win another top industry award - Furniture Retailer of the Year 2012.
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3rd September 2012
Another Glasswells Winner
Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Brasher who have won £50 in spend at Glasswells. They were kind enough to complete our feedback survey following a recent delivery from us. Each month all completed surveys are entered into a prize draw and Mr & Mrs Brasher have been lucky enough to win. Congratulations. 

31st August 2012
Glasswells Go Greener & Brighter
With an investment of over £100,000 Glasswells has replaced every bulb within their Bury St Edmunds showroom, Place to Eat restaurant and Kempson Way storage & distribution centre with specialist low energy LED bulbs. There were a total of over 2,300 units to replace, many of which were specially manufactured.
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21st August 2012
Glasswells Get Energetic for the Towergate Accumulator Challenge in Aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care
It was a lovely evening in Bury St Edmunds when staff from Glasswells got to together for a game rounders and petanque with drinks and a BBQ, all in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.  Competitive spirits showed themselves but only in the name of charity - we raised £332. 

20th August 2012
Glasswells Nominated for Employer of the Year Award
Staff are undertaking Retail Apprenticeship training with YMCA Training in Stowmarket.  With differing levels from the equivalent to a GCSE (Level Two) and A Level (Level Three) the training requires hard work, dedication and essential support from the Glasswells management team. Nine members of staff are currently studying hard and it is going very well for all. As a result of working with YMCA Training, they have nominated us for their Employer of the Year Award recognising that Glasswells are very dedicated to staff development and recognising potential.

17th August 2012
A Sporting Event
Following the Olympics the staff at the Bury Glasswells store are feeling quite energetic and decided to organise a rounders and petanque social evening in aid of the Towergate Accumulator Challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.  Complete with BBQ and a big prize raffle, the evening promises to be fun filled and bound to bring out the competitive streaks in many.  Proceeds from the £5 entry fee, bar, BBQ and raffle will go towards the Accumulator challenge.

13th August 2012
Olympic Success for Glasswells Staff and St Nicholas Hospice Care
Glasswells Furniture Salesman Mark Noades got all revved up for the Olympics and ran a competition amongst Glasswells staff at the Bury St Edmunds store to raise money for the St Nicholas Hospice Care Towergate Accumulator Challenge.  The competition was based on how many medals Team GB won at the Olympics.  Each staff member paid £5 to enter and guessed the total number of medals which was multiplied to increase the number permutations we could achieve.  The winner was the person nearest to the winning calculation and won prize money.  However the excellent news is that Mark managed to raise £115 for the Challenge. 

6th July 2012
A Jubilee Celebration - Win £400 of items at 1952 Prices
As part of our money raising venues for St Nicholas Hospice Care, buy tickets to win £400 worth of items in store at 1952 price (so you pay just £16.17).  Read more here.

5th July 2012
Charity Gift Raffle Now On!
As part of the St Nicholas Hospice Care Accumulator Challenge, we are running a Charity Gift Raffle now to win some top prizes.

5th July 2012
Another Glasswells Winner
Congratulations to Mr Thomas who has won £50 in spend at Glasswells. Mr Thomas was kind enough to complete our feedback survey following a recent delivery from us. Each month all completed surveys are entered into a prize draw and Alison has been lucky enough to win. Thank you Alison and everyone who has recently completed our survey, your comments are important to allow us to continually improve our service.

2nd July 2012
Download our NEW Summer Sale brochure now with up to 40% off throughout the store
Our brand new Summer Sale brochure is now available to download - it's jammed packed with fantastic offers and ideas to help you Get The Look for Less.  Click here take a look.

2nd July 2012
The Place to Eat - New Menu and our Popular Wimbledon Special Continues
We have updated our Place to Eat menus in our Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich stores today, please click here to download.  Also, don't forget our very tasty Wimbledon offer - half price afternoon special - click here to see details.

27th June 2012
St Nicholas Hospice Care Working with Glasswells 
To help raise vital funds for the fantastic services they supply within the fields of life-threatening illness, death and bereavement, St Nicholas Hospice Care are working with Glasswells customers to collect their old furniture FREE OF CHARGE, to sell within their second hand furniture outlet in Bury St Edmunds. Download more details here.

25th June 2012
Glasswells Annual Bury 5 Race
It was a soggy evening in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds where the annual Bury 5 Pacers race took place. The races are popular and despite them damp and chilly evening keen runners still turned up to support the event.  There was a junior fun run, an under 9 category race, under 15 category  1 mile race and an adult 5 mile race.  Each participant received a Glasswells branded t-shirt.  The races were started by Paul Glasswell. Click here for full results.

14th June 2012
The Olympic Torch is Coming to Suffolk
It's exciting times for Suffolk as the Olympic and Paralympic Flames Visit the Region.
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8th June 2012
Another Glasswells Winner
Congratulations to Alison Pledger who has won £50 in spend at Glasswells. Alison was kind enough to complete our feedback survey following a recent delivery from us. Each month all completed surveys are entered into a prize draw and Alison has been lucky enough to win. Thank you Alison and everyone who has recently completed our survey, your comments are important to allow us to continually improve our service.

8th June 2012
Glasswells Design Centre Featured in the Suffolk Magazine
Our very own professional Interior Designer Debbie Cram has been the focus of a lengthy feature in Archant's Suffolk Magazine.
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8th June 2012
Glasswells Revamp Bury St Edmunds Cookshop & Gift Departments
The aim of the revamp was to provide themed areas to perfectly display the wonderful and amazing choice of literally thousands of items across both departments.
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7th June 2012
Visit Glasswells at the Suffolk Show - Stand number 395
You are guaranteed a warm welcome to our stand at the Suffolk Show. We have free cake samples for you to try, cookery demonstrations, special one-off show offers and exclusive money off vouchers.
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6th June 2012
Glasswells New Look Takes to the Road
As part of their new brand revamp Glasswells has turned to the buses to help spread the word.
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6th June 2012
Congratulations to Glasswells Winners
Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Greenwood for winning £50 of Glasswells vouchers after entering our prize draw at the recent warehouse sale at our Kempson Way storage & distribution centre. 

6th June 2012
Getting in the Jubilee Spirit
Visitors to the Bury St Edmunds store over the long jubilee weekend had a treat in store.
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1st June 2012
Glasswells Celebrates the Jubilee
In addition to some fabulous Jubilee savings in store Glasswells are offering a huge collection of Union Jack products to help get you in the party spirit.
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1st June 2012
Glasswells Announce Employee of the Season
Sales Director, Kevin Robertson has announced the latest Glasswells Employee of the Season as Alison Tooke.
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22nd May 2012
Glasswells Joins the Accumulator Challenge
Businessmen and women who are set to battle against one another in a charity challenge this summer met for a ‘friendly’ game at St Nicholas Hospice Care on Tuesday (22 May).
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17th May 2012
Glasswells Website Moves to Buy Online
It's an exciting time for Glasswells and our customers, as you can now purchase the majority of home accessories online.
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30th April 2012
Glasswells Expands Board of Directors
Major home furnishings company Glasswells has grown its Board of Directors to include Richard Ball, a highly experienced member of staff.
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30th April 2012
Glasswells Support Charity Cycle Ride to Rwanda
On 28th April keen cyclists from the West Suffolk Wheelers took part in the first stage of a charity bike ride to Rwanda.
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19th April 2012
Another Glasswells Winner
On the lead up to the beginning of British Summer Time and the clocks changing, we ran a prize draw within our gift departments in our Bury & Ipswich stores.
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18th April 2012
Our first newly designed delivery truck arrives
We now have our first newly designed furniture delivery truck featuring our fantastic new logo design - We think it looks great!
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16th April 2012
Glasswells Grand National Winners
Our Glasswells Grand National promotion held within our Place to Eat Restaurants in our Bury & Ipswich stores was a fantastic success.
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5th April 2012
Glasswells and Skoda Work Together
Throughout April Skoda customers are in for a real treat.
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5th April 2012
Staff Char