An independent travel agency in Staffordshire is looking excitedly to the future after switching to larger, freshly refurbished shop.
Market Place Travel has moved its team to a nearby new location within its hometown of Burton-upon-Trent.
Launched by co-owners Mark Lomas and Karen Brown in July 2018, the agency seized an opportunity to upsize to a two-storey corner property in March, just as the UK went into coronavirus lockdown.
Lomas said the past seven months had been spent designing and refurbishing the new space, with the Market Place team opening the doors of their new shop to customers on Saturday (31 October).
“When the space became available we just jumped at the chance and then as soon as we’d secured it, the country went into lockdown,” he said.
“Then, just as we opened up the new store on Saturday, the news came out that we were going back into lockdown – so you just couldn’t make it up really.”