A HEREFORD enterprise says it is the one one within the nation that permits drivers to get their vehicles serviced and their canine groomed on the similar time.
Wye Valley Tyres and Dapper Canines, run by Hereford couple Stuart and Elizabeth Griffiths, each arrange residence in Pink Barn Drive.
Mr Griffiths, who arrange the tyre agency in 2017, has now taken the result in change into a member of the First Cease community, in a partnership that can add to his profitable providing in the present day.
Wye Valley Tyres will now profit from in-store and digital advertising and marketing help, business main employees coaching and entry to the award successful Bridgestone vary of tyres, together with 24/7 enterprise help from First Cease’s crew of consultants.
First Cease’s Retail Enterprise Marketing consultant Sarah Gardner mentioned she has by no means come throughout a enterprise fairly like Wye Valley Tyres, with spanners turning on one aspect of the constructing, and scissors snipping away on the opposite.
She mentioned: “We’re a community filled with canine lovers, so we spent longer with the canine than we did with the vehicles to start with.
“In seriousness, we’ve got recognized of Stuart and the Wye Valley Tyres crew for a very long time, exactly as a result of they care a lot about their clients and at all times go to the additional mile to make sure that they depart with a smile on their faces. We need to be related to companies like this, so we’re thrilled to welcome them to the community.
“Stuart treats his motorists like Elizabeth takes care of her canine grooming purchasers, and after we visited the place for the primary time, we have been actually struck by this, and felt a really heat ambiance at one with the local people.”
Mr Griffiths was excited to hitch First Cease, as he goals to determine the enterprise as a pedigree alternative for motorists.
He already operates a 24/7 tyre breakdown service throughout the entire of Herefordshire.
“It’s thrilling occasions for us,” he mentioned.
“Now we have come by Covid-19 ready of power and need to develop, which First Cease will assist us with.
“When it comes to the 2 companies, they do sound like worlds aside and in some ways they’re, however each have the identical philosophies and at all times make our clients really feel at residence with a unbelievable service.”
Mr Griffiths, a canine proprietor himself with a Spaniel and a Husky-cross-Collie, mentioned it was too powerful to decide on between animals and autos, as a result of he has such an affinity for each.
“That’s unimaginable to reply,” he joked.
“I’ve a Ford Focus RS which has been a pet undertaking of mine for a number of years now, however I can’t think about life with out the canine both.”
Mr Griffiths, aged 30, left college at 14 to take his first footsteps into the automotive business and has by no means regarded again since, even when he by no means dreamt he’d have a canine grooming enterprise in the identical constructing.
“The cellphone is continually ringing for Elizabeth and I, as there’s at all times a motorist of a pet proprietor in want of us.
“I’m unsure which group are probably the most determined for our assist, however we’re at all times there for them, whether or not it’s a Vary Rover or a canine referred to as Rover.”