Two young Dunstable businessmen have given the town a huge vote of confidence by opening a new gents barber shop.
Best friends and business partners Jack Walker, 24, and Stevie McGrory, 25, have invested in the shop, called Gents Barbering, in High Street South, which was officially opened by Mayor of Dunstable, Liz Jones, on Saturday.
“Dunstable is definitely on the up and is a great place to do business,” said Jack, a former student at Queensbury School and the owner of Suntrap, also in Dunstable town centre.
“The people of Dunstable will always support businesses that provide a great service. Our promise is to look after our customers from the moment they walk through the door to when we say goodbye.”
The shop has been refurbished with a clean, tidy and modern black and white branding and TV screens to keep customers occupied. They are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and encourage customers to use the hashtag #BarberSelfie on social media.
Stevie McGrory, a former pupil at Halyard school in Luton, said: “We both already have loyal customers in Dunstable, making the town the perfect place for my first venture into business. Dunstable is definitely picking up.”
The town’s newest barber shop team is made up of two local barbers, Craig Mortimer, of Dunstable and Ben Davis, from Dunstable.
Cllr Liz Jones, the Mayor of Dunstable, said: “It’s great that two young Dunstable businessmen have faith in our town. It bodes well for the future and I wish Jack and Stevie all the best.
“When people see others investing in the town, they are more likely to do the same themselves so I’m hoping that this will help Ashton Square across the road.
“Jack is right, Dunstable is on the up. It’s all about the new infrastructure and it is wonderful to see everything coming together. Our town has a very bright future.”