Howards Cafe – Testimonial

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Like so many family run businesses we have strong competition from the likes of Costa and Starbucks, so being competitive is crucial for our survival. Howards is well known locally as a good value seaside cafe but we knew it was looking its age and were in two minds about whether to invest in a full refurbishment. We used an online search facility to look for shopfitters and were given three recommendations. Store Guru were the first and most enthusiastic in their response to us and within days we had a meeting here at the cafe and had agreed a design and fit out schedule.

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Whilst I could go into detail about what Dave, Emlyn, Russ and all the team did for us in terms of a design and fit out the most important thing for us was that they showed they knew our business and our market. The boys on site, from joiners to plumbers almost became long term friends and basically showed they knew what they were doing having fitted out a few cafes and food outlets before. Looking back we are thankful we took the risk to invest because we now feel we can attract a lot wider section of the visitors and community in Bognor. As an added bonus Dave gives us a good nudge in the right direction every now and again and prompts us to do more in the way of menu content and finding ways to attract more customers.

Alex Gundogdu – January 2013