Cornish fashion retailer to open at Bell Court


A women’s fashion retailer with more than 40 branches across the UK has become the latest business to sign up to Stratford’s new Bell Court development.

Seasalt Cornwall, will open in the former Bodycare unit early next year selling clothes alongside accessories, footwear and gifts.

The family-run company, currently has 45 shops around the country and was founded in 1981 in Penzance.

Neil Chadwick, one of the owners of Seasalt, said: “We’re very much looking forward to bringing Seasalt to Stratford-upon-Avon. We have a real passion for creating beautiful clothing that is both practical and stylish. Stratford has such charisma and beautiful architecture and we’ve already had such a warm welcome.

“Bell Court is a brilliant location for our first shop in the town. It has a great, relaxing atmosphere which suits our brand perfectly.”

Seasalt will join other retailers including Bardia’s, The Naildressers and The Browstudio already operating at Bell Court.

John Stacey, asset management director at UK & European Investments, the owners of Bell Court, said: “With its stylish range of clothing and accessories, Seasalt will prove to be a huge draw for people visiting Bell Court. The development is already becoming a key leisure destination in Stratford and having high quality retailers such as Seasalt open will further bolster Bell Court’s popularity with both local residents and tourists.

“This is the first of a number of national shops that will be opening at Bell Court and we’re hoping to announce further businesses that will be joining Seasalt in the coming months.”

Since Bell Court opened in July there have been some in the town bemoaning the number of units still vacant within the site.

However progress seems to be speeding up in recent weeks with Miller and Carter Streakhouse, which initially confirmed its tenancy several months ago, stating that their new restaurant will open for business on 1st December.

The business is currently in the process of recruiting around 50 staff in kitchen, front of house and bartending positions.

Christian Fox, regional business manager at Miller & Carter Stratford-upon-Avon, said: “Bringing a new Miller & Carter to Stratford-upon-Avon is a fantastic opportunity for the brand and we look forward to providing the best steaks and service that Miller & Carter is renowned for across the UK.

“Everyone who works for us is completely obsessed with steak and we’re keen to recruit people who share in our love for excellent quality, both food and service, and we’re looking to attract applicants with enthusiasm to join the team and become official steak geeks. We want team members to deliver a fantastic experience for every guest that walks through our doors, as we gear up to our opening in a month’s time.”

For more information on how to apply for a role at Miller and Carter call general manager Steve Payne on 07554831093.