On Friday afternoon, Jo Johnson opened a new branch of the home furnishings retailer Julian Charles in the Walnuts Shopping Centre.
Despite being one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of home furnishings in the UK, with over 180 stores across the country, Julian Charles remains a family run retailer.
At the opening, Jo met with Julian Charles’ Orpington team and Company Director Joshua Greibach, grandson of the business's founder. Jo addressed the assembled guests before cutting the ribbon to officially welcome Julian Charles to Orpington.
Jo said: ‘I am delighted that Julian Charles has chosen to invest in Orpington, helping to create jobs and further improve the town centre. It was great to meet the new team in the Walnuts and I would like to wish them the very best for the coming months.’
Photograph shows Jo Johnson cutting the ribbon at the opening of Julian Charles (l-r): Cat Whitehead (Store Manager); Jo Johnson; Jamila Kuna (Sales Assistant); Josh Greibach (Company Director).