Rumours of new business in Ripley

DIY and home furnishings store Boyes is due to sign a lease on a 9,000 square ft premises in Ripley.

The chain of large stores is set to move into Knightsbridge Place at Nottingham Road, according to chartered surveyors Chartex. A company spokesperson for Boyes was unavailable to comment.

But Chartex this week hinted at more good news for the Ripley economy - suggesting on its website that two businesses have relocated to the town “each taking 3,000 square feet of office space, highlighting what good value the town is with excellent access and communications.” Chartex is yet to reveal the name of the companies or where they will be located.