New owner of former All Sorts in Uckfield High Street, Natalie Axford, writes here about her plans for the business and its new name.
“I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Natalie Axford, a mother to my young daughter, wife to my husband Aaron and now a small business owner of ‘Something For Everyone.’
“Our new shop is a family run, local new general purpose store, on Uckfield High Street. We provide our community with household items at great prices. We have something for everyone.
“The reason I’m writing to you is that there was a recent court case with serious charges brought against against the previous owner. He has now admitted six of them.
“I would like to reassure the community in Uckfield that I was in no way involved with, or aware of, the actions. I am a mother to a young daughter and family is at the heart of my life.
“The new business is in no way associated with the previous owner, it will be a completely different experience for our customers.
“I used to be an employee at the store however all charges relate to the period before my employment and I had no prior knowledge of any charges whatsoever before I started working there.
“I have been in talks for a long time about its purchase so that we could run a completely separate business as a family.
“These talks began prior to my knowledge of the court case, however the timings of the sale have unfortunately coincided with recent court case developments and I would like to reassure the community in Uckfield that the two are in no way connected.
“It has always been my plan to build my own business alongside my roles as a mother and a wife.
“We have now completely re-stocked and reorganised the new store and are open for business.
“I’d like to invite you and your families to meet mine at our official launch on December 7 at Uckfield’s late night shopping evening, where we’ll be serving mulled wine and mince pies alongside a raffle with some brilliant prizes, 5.30 to 9 pm, at 144 High Street Uckfield.
“If you have any questions please get in touch with me at the shop.
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