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Yorkshire Linen Company to invest in North-East stores
A LINEN company with shops across the North-East will mark its 20th anniversary with a £200,000 investment programme.
The firm, set up in 1993, employs more than 300 people and has expanded its business to Spain and Portugal, with a turnover in excess of £18m.
Last year, the company invested £100,000 in its Hartlepool store, and owner Ross Leventhal it was committed to improving its North-East outlets.
He said: “The high street has changed beyond recognition over the last two decades and many of the household names we grew up with have disappeared.
“I’d be lying if I said it was easy out there, but we believe in the high street and wouldn’t be investing in our stores or opening new ones if we didn't.”