Posted on June 1, 2015.
We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new Trafford Centre Store on Wednesday 3rd June at 12 noon. This date is special for The Pen Shop as it is exactly 69 years to the day and hour that we opened the original Pen Shop in Newcastle upon Tyne. Previously our Trafford Centre store was located next to Debenhams however we have now moved to a bigger store next to John Lewis at the other end of the centre. Our new store will reflect our continued passion for the handwritten word by showcasing luxury and standard writing instruments. Our skilled Pen Shop staff are expertly trained and with a number of long service award staff members no customer will leave our Trafford Centre store disappointed. Whether it is organising a repair for a cherished 70 year old Parker Fountain Pen or helping parents choose their child’s first Fountain Pen our staff will be able to offer knowledgeable advice and guidance. Speaking about the move, Managing Director of the Pen Shop Colin McClymont has stated: “When our lease was due to expire, we seized the opportunity to find a premium location within the Trafford Centre so that we could expand our gift range and it gives me great pleasure that we are opening our new shop exactly sixty-nine years to the day since we opened our first outlet in Newcastle. “This is a time to reflect upon the progress we have made as we continue to build our brand and grow the business. Despite the popularity of electronic devices such as iPads and tablets, a good quality writing instrument will never lose its appeal. As well as making the perfect gift, pens are now something of a fashion item. Similar to the way that some people collect watches we have customers who collect pens.” Customers at our Trafford store will be able to sign up to our exclusive Platinum Loyalty Club where they will be eligible to receive exclusive offers and invitations solely for Platinum Club members throughout the year. They can also take advantage of our in-store tablet technology to view the complete range of pens and gifts available to The Pen Shop and order for home or store delivery. On display at our new Trafford store will be a magnificent range of luxury and premium pens, including Montblanc, Caran d’Ache, Graf von Faber Castell, Kingsley, Cross, Lamy, Sheaffer, Parker and Waterman, together with an extensive range of gifts and leather accessories. The Pen Shop is Europe’s largest writing instrument specialist and one of only two pen shop chains in the world. The company started in 1858 when the first T & G Allan store was set up in Newcastle by local brothers Thomas and George Allan. The Pen Shop has 19 branches nationwide including standalone shops, concessions in department stores: Debenhams and House of Fraser. For more information about The Pen Shop, visit www.penshop.co.uk or follow The Pen Shop on Facebook or Twitter.