Hobbycraft, the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer, has announced plans to open a new store at the Cirencester Retail Park this autumn.
The business has already begun its recruitment drive to fill 18 roles from full-time team-leader positions to retail assistant roles.
It has been quick to point out it was ranked ‘fourth Best Big Company to work for in the UK and the third Best Retail Company to work for in the UK’ earlier this year by Best Companies.
A spokesman for the business said it had seen an upsurge in demand through the pandemic which had showed no signs of letting up.
Despite stores being closed for six months during lockdown it has still made £176.9 million in turnover, down only slightly on 2020.
Hobbycraft, which already has a store at The Peel Centre in Gloucester, is expected to announce full opening plans for the new Cirencester store in September 2021.
By Andrew Merrell