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School wear supplier relocates

A school wear supplier with more than 100 years under its belt has relocated to a new unit at Access442 in Telford.

Baker & Son was established in Birmingham in 1915, making and selling general clothing across the West Midlands. Four generations of the family have grown the business from one warehouse to four retail outlets, including a shop on the High Street in Wellington.

They supply high quality, affordable school uniform and sports kit to 11 secondary schools and six primary schools in the Telford and Wrekin area.

Continued success for the company meant the next step was a move to a new, dedicated space in Telford. The 2,546 ft² unit at Morris Property’s  new Access442 development will be the heart of creation, packaging and dispatch of their branded clothing.

Matt Baker said: “Access442 is a great location for us, with easy access to our shop in Wellington which provides branded school wear for all of the senior schools and 50% of the primary schools in the local area. I have been extremely impressed by the professionalism of staff from Morris Property; from initial enquiry through to successful completion.”

Liz Lowe, of Morris Property, said: “Baker & Son is the first operator of its kind at Access442, showing the diversity of tenant mix and how the units provide property solutions to a wide range of operators.”

The five-acre site at Hadley Park in Telford was acquired from the Home and Communities Agency and Telford & Wrekin Council. It has prominent frontage onto the A442 and once complete, will feature 26 units ranging in size from 1,548 ft² to 15,060 ft² with phase 2 due to be completed in April 2021.

Pictured: Matt Baker (Baker & Son), Alex Smith (Andrew Dixon), and Liz Lowe (Morris Property)

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