Aberdeenshire retailer Duncan’s of Banchory has moved to a new 12,000 sqft premises on Banchory’s North Deeside Road, 3,000 sqft lager than its previous location on Dee Street.

The business is set to almost double its workforce following acquisition of the new retail space to meet growing demand, following a six-figure funding package from Bank of Scotland. Ten new full- and part-time jobs have been created thanks to the relocation, bringing the team's total to 22.

The decision to move was made in line with increasing demand for additional styles of flooring, furniture, soft furnishers and home decor.

As well as extra retail space, the £500,000 store boasts a host of facilities including free car parking, a cafe, outdoor children’s play area and garden.

Graham Duncan, a partner at Duncan’s of Banchory, says: “Thanks to the quality of goods and our loyal customers, we’ve seen a YoY increase in our sales. This led us to acquire the new shop, allowing us to create modern facilities that will continue to appeal to both existing, and new customers.

“It’s our job to keep giving our customers what they want. Having Bank of Scotland by our side has enabled us to enhance the quality of service we’re able to offer. We’ve already welcomed significant numbers of new customers through the doors since opening. I’m confident we will continue on this upward trend in line with our growth plans for the next five years.”