10% discount on online orders

September 13th, 2012

Come and browse our new online shop – and if there’s something you fancy treating yourself to or someone special we can make it even more appealing by given you an extra 10% off.

All you need to do is quote “newweb” to receive your discount.

Happy Shopping xxx

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Our new Website and Online Shop…

September 13th, 2012

Online ShopArmstrong Ward is delighted to launch their new website and online store, armstrongward.co.uk.

The new site is an extension of their Lake District shop and showroom, offering a gorgeous mix of design led gifts, homeware and furniture as demand for Armstrong Ward’s products from across the country increases.

Jacqueline Ward explains the new developments are a sign of the times, “Since we opened our doors eight years ago retail has evolved, selling online, email marketing , blogging and embracing social media like twitter and facebook has become imperative to ensure that we have what it takes to move the business forward. We needed to refresh our existing site so that it could handle what customers expect from a store like ours in today’s market.”

It’s hoped the new more sophisticated site will contribute to a boost to a boost in their online sales. Designed specifically with the customer in mind, it’s easy to navigate making your online shopping experience stress-free. Escaping the norm with excellent customer service, hassle-free returns, secure shopping and quality products with worldwide shipping.

Owner and driving force behind Armstrong Ward’s success Jacqueline Ward comments, “We strive to offer our customers a great online shopping experience, with competitive pricing.  Our new online store has a wide selection of products to offer, from quirky to stylish, affordable to extravagant treats and always on trend. With new ranges being added regularly, there is something for everyone.”

How it all began…

September 11th, 2012

Jackieatnumber8,ArmstrongWardJacqueline and Andrew Ward opened Armstrong Ward in Kendal’s Wainwrights Yard eight years ago, with a vision to sell goods and British brands that were under represented locally.

They now sell a mixture of design led gifts, homeware and furniture, displayed in an imaginative way with good customer service. Their brands; Wesley Barrel, Emma Bridgewater, John Sankey Furniture, Moulin Roty, Maileg, Garden Trading have been popular since day one. Every item in Armstrong Ward has been carefully selected by either Andrew and Jackie Ward.

Jackie is a local girl, born in Helme Chase and growing up in Witherslack. She has two children, Harry, 8 and Tilly who is 4 years old.

Before opening Armstrong Ward eight years ago Jackie Ward worked in new product development with national retailers such as M&S and ASDA . After having her first child Harry, with her husband she decided she wanted to return to The Lake District. With few job that fitted their experience or interest they decided to create their own jobs, that is when Armstrong Ward was born.

They felt there was an opportunity to provide an inspirational retail outlet in Kendal, the town was having a bad time due to the effects of the new one way system, but we knew that the South Lakes provided a good mix of visitors and local community.

In the last six months they rebranded, doubled their shop floor space and opened a coffee shop. This month they will host their first wedding fair and officially launch their new wedding gift list service. In September they are also set to introduce six new designers in store as a result of their recent Design Open Door competition. Beyond that, Christmas events and preview evenings are planned showing that Armstrong Ward definitely has what it takes to stand the test of time.

Armstrong Ward launches new Wedding List service

September 11th, 2012

wedding-listsFollowing Armstrong Ward’s rebrand and new retail website they are delighted to launch a personal wedding list service.

This concierge style service allows couples and their guests to choose items from exclusive ranges in the Lake District store or online at armstrongward.co.uk.  

Using Armstrong Ward’s gift list service couples can choose from its wide selection of carefully considered and well chosen ranges or pick one large item like a lovely new Wesley Barrel sofa that their guests contribute to. The service is ideal for couples looking to kit out their homes and new lives together with something extra special.

Owner Jacqueline Ward explains, “We are an independent store with some lovely and unique products, our service will be different to other department stores with personal advisors on hand to help with inspiration and give the attention to detail that other places lack. We are not run of the mill and don’t stock the same things as everyone else making our wedding lists unique.”

Jacqueline explains how the service came about, “It has been due to popular demand. Brides-to-be actually started asking me for this service and we created our new website with the technology to turn the idea into a reality.”

Armstrong Ward’s personal gift list service isn’t just for couples getting married, it can also be for celebrating a new arrival, a big birthday or any important occasion. Armstrong Ward can create a list for any kind of celebration.