Cornwall LivingIssue #64

The only way is up!

Already a wonderful story of Cornish success, HBH Woolacotts refuses to remain static in the world of electrical retail.

Regular readers of Cornwall Living will know that we love a proper Cornish success story. We’re forever celebrating the small, independent businesses that have succeeded, against all odds, in a world saturated with superstores and one-click shopping baskets. It’s these local businesses, from small artisan designers and local boutiques to large Cornish companies who’ve taken their industries by storm, that make Cornwall the shopping destination we all know and love.

“… the vast selection of brands and products make HBH Woolacotts the south west’s go-to electrical retailer…”

One such story is that of HBH Woolacotts – the south west’s premier electrical retailer. The company was founded more than 40 years ago and even today, it remains a family business, with founder Ted Hemmerle still taking an active role in the day-to-day running of things.

The business has been built on providing unrivalled customer service that goes above and beyond to ensure that customers get the best support possible, including free delivery and basic installation on most major appliances. What’s more, over the years, strong relationships have been developed between the HBH team and leading industry brands, including Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Bosch, Sky, Yamaha and Apple (to name a few!), which means that a trip to one of the six Cornish showrooms doesn’t just afford access to globally leading brands, it opens you up to a world of brand new technology, the likes of which you won’t find elsewhere in the south west.

One of the company’s most marked successes is how it’s conquered the Cornish market and branched outwards, into the south west. Currently, there are two stores in Devon – one in Barnstaple and one in Holsworthy – and this September, there’s set to be a third! That’s right, September is going to be a big month for the HBH team, as the company embarks on its biggest venture yet – the opening of the new electrical superstore in Plymouth. Here, in addition to the vast selection of brands and products that make HBH Woolacotts the south west’s go-to electrical retailer, you can also expect the same excellent, happy-to-be-helpful service and commitment to friendly and honest advice that you’ve come to rely on.

Wherever you are in the south west, whether you’re looking to get that state-of-the-art entertainments system you’ve been dreaming of, or to replace your kitchen appliances that have clearly seen better days, you can bring your electric vision to life with just one visit. So what are you waiting for?

"... the vast selection of brands and products make HBH Woolacotts the south west's go-to electrical retailer..."