Praise for owners of new shops after a flurry of openings

A property firm has praised the “entrepreneurial spirit” in Belper after it let premises to five new businesses in the town.

A spokesman for Chartex Commercial Property Agents which is based in Broadholme Lane, Belper made the remarks after it helped with a flurry of start-ups.

Peak Outdoor have opened up on Strutt Street, selling outdoor clothes and apparel.

As reported in the Belper News, Buttons and Bows have revamped 96 Bridge Street and are selling all manner of haberdashery and doing craft courses.

Replay has begun trading from Bridge Street as a hub for buying and selling games, DVDs and consoles.

A new clothes store has signed the lease on 55, King Street and will be opening shortly.

In March, the Gate House opened up at de Bradelei Mill selling home furniture and furnishings

And Bluebird Care are at 6 Bridge Street and offer care in the home services for the elderly.

A spokesman for Chartex said: “These are all new businesses to Belper that Chartex have let property to and hopefully they will do well and prosper.

“It is good to have such an entrepreneurial spirit in the locality.”

Meanwhile, Chartex has also been enjoying success in Ripley. The Boyes chain of large stores have signed a lease on 9,000 square feet at Knightsbridge Place, Nottingham Road and should be open soon. In addition two other businesses have relocated to Ripley each taking 3,000 square feet of office space.