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Ayr Decorating Store Celebrates 21 Years In Business

AYR business L&T Decor are celebrating 21 years in business next week.

Lillian and Tommy McMillan, who live in Maybole, opened the doors to their business in 1996.

Speaking with owner Tommy, he said:

"We moved to Maybole in Ayrshire to open up the business at the top of the town in Ayr, 21 years ago we bought the shop as a going concern for the former owner Bert Martin formerly Martin and McNicol who were trading for going on 30 year's.

"Lillian was a wall covering rep for many years hence the association with wall coverings, I myself at the time worked abroad in Germany in my trade as a coach builder contracted to build the German trams."

"Lillian was the wall covering rep for former owner Bert and he indicated he was thinking of retirement and when Lillian suggested that we were looking for a career change, well the rest is history."

The store employs three part time staff. Isobel who has been with the company for over 16 years, Margaret 8 years and Donna who just joined the team last year.

Speaking about how social media has changed the business, Tommy said:

"We are seeing increased sales through social media which brings with it a younger customer and we have moved with the time, bringing into stock a greater percentage of modern designs and this has proved to be extremely successful."

It was only the other day where Tommy and Lillian saw a sale made through Facebook for £460.

Ayrshire Daily News would like to congratulate Tommy and Lillian and wish them continued success.


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