AN entrepreneur who launched a homeware store three years ago in Hale has opened a second shop in Altrincham town centre.

GIFT+HOME's new base is in the Stamford Quarter.

Both shops stock a wide range of gifts, cards and homeware, from items personalised to both Hale and Altrincham, to scented candles, lamps, and Christmas gifts.

GIFT + HOME is independently owned by Louise Duerr.

She said: "I love to shop locally and expansion into Altrincham seemed like a natural step after the success of the Hale store.

"I just needed more space to increase the range of goods on offer and wanted to give my customers the convenience of the two locations.

"I am thrilled to have found premises in the Stamford Quarter, Altrincham.

"I’m really looking forward to welcoming regular clients and to meeting lots of new ones.”

GIFT+HOME originally opened in Hale in November 2014 in small premises on Victoria Road. In 2016 the shop moved to larger premises on Ashley Road.

The past 12 months have seen there has been a continued increase in trade over the past 12 months, prompting the decision to expand into Altrincham.