A TILE business which had gone into administration has been saved and is once again open for business. 

Tile Choice in Worcester Trade Park in Sherriff Street in Worcester is now open again after it went into administration on Friday, January 12.

Worcester News: INTERIOR: Tile Choice in Sherriff Street in Worcester INTERIOR: Tile Choice in Sherriff Street in Worcester (Image: James Connell/Newsquest)

But Tile Choice was rescued within 10 days by Stiled Holdings Ltd, owners of Tile Giant, and now wants to welcome customers old and new.

As a result of the acquisition, 10 of the 18 Tile Choice stores across the Midlands have been saved including Worcester, Kidderminster, Bilston, Birmingham, Burton, Cannock, Coventry, Derby, Walsall and Telford. The acquisition has also meant that 50 jobs, which had been in doubt, have also been saved. Tile Choice supplies both trade and retail.

Four staff work at the shop in Worcester with their jobs saved thanks to move.

Worcester News: PATTERNS: One of the displays inside Tile Choice in Worcester PATTERNS: One of the displays inside Tile Choice in Worcester (Image: James Connell/Newsquest)

The acquisition means a happy ending both for staff and customers after the bombshell hit.

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Adam Hobbins, the store manager, said the store would continue trading as Tile Choice which has a strong trading history across the Midlands. 

Mr Hobbins, who has worked at the shop for the last three years, said: "We want to see our customers back through the doors, old and new. We are one of the premier tiling shops in Worcester.

"Everyone was absolutely devastated when Tile Choice went into administration. We had grown the business in Worcester and were thriving. We were a profitable shop. This business acquisition is a vote of confidence in the business we have in Worcester and the industry.

"We pride ourselves on our customer service and we have a happy and approachable staff."

The acquisition will see over 50 new jobs created across the Tile Choice estate and warehouse.

The Tile Choice brand has been family run and has been trading in the midlands region for over 30 years.

Sagren Naidoo, COO, said: "This has been an important week for Tile Giant, Tile Choice, Crown Tiles and our loyal customer base. Our focus will remain to bring new and inspiring products to market coupled with brilliant customer service.  We would urge all Tile Choice customers to get in touch with us so that we can arrange to fulfil any outstanding orders.”

Tile Giant is a specialist retailer of tiles and tiling accessories, supplying both retail and trade customers throughout the network of UK stores and online.