EGL - Christmas Decorators
From left: Philip Hunt and Beth Margetson, both from EGL, with Louise Walsh and Matt Wellock, both from The Christmas Decorators

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Lawyers call in the Christmas Decorators

Christmas has come early for a Birmingham-based law firm working with the UK’s largest provider of bespoke Christmas decorations to secure its new premises.

Emms Gilmore Liberson (EGL) has advised The Christmas Decorators on a move to a new regional headquarters in Aston, Birmingham. The business has taken a five-year lease of a 6,430 sq ft warehouse in Bracebridge Street, just outside Birmingham city centre.

The Christmas Decorators, which was made famous for turning the homes of stars such as Charles Bronson, Goldie Hawn and Darryl Hannah into winter wonderlands, designs, sources and installs high-spec decorations for homes, retail and commercial premises.

The company’s Birmingham office boasts a client base including the likes of Birmingham Airport, Warwick Castle and Harrods, as well as a host of other celebrities and professional footballers.

Commercial property specialist, Philip Hunt, associate solicitor at EGL, said: “We’re very pleased to have assisted The Christmas Decorators with its relocation to new premises, after many months of careful planning. It is a positive move for the business, giving it the greater storage space it requires and the scope to further expand. Having seen firsthand the array of festive products the business has to offer, it’s clearly never too soon to begin planning for Christmas!”

Founded in Aspen, Colorado, by British couple, Nick and Sarah Bolton, The Christmas Decorators rose to prominence in the UK through the festive makeover of David and Victoria Beckham’s £7 million mansion, with thousands of sparkling lights, human-sized toy soldiers and giant lollipops. Headquartered in Liverpool, it has 50 offices across the UK.

The company’s new Birmingham premises will allow The Christmas Decorators to consolidate several regional outlets into one central location. The expanding business will use the new warehouse to store a vast selection of items including handmade ribbons, garlands, baubles, floral pieces and lavish Christmas trees, with plans to convert part of the new facility into a showroom.

Louise Walsh, managing director, The Christmas Decorators, said: “We’re thrilled to have the keys to our fantastic new warehouse, we couldn’t be happier to be here. This building gives us the space we need to design, create and store all of our products, with room to develop a showroom in the months ahead. Our service appeals to a discerning customer with a hectic lifestyle. We take all of the stress away from preparing a home or office for the festive season and after Christmas is over, we even take down decorations and safely store them away. We look forward to welcoming new and existing clients to discuss their Christmas requirements.”

Beth Margetson, partner at EGL, added: “Our hugely experienced commercial property team has an excellent understanding of the key concerns of different parties who are involved in property projects. We advise a diverse portfolio of clients, including property developers, franchisees, retailers, professional investors, banks, household name manufacturers and renewable energy and infrastructure funds, although this is the first time we have advised a company that brings festive spirit year-round!”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Martin Hicks .

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