Sir George formally opened Wall to Wall, a new carpet shop that has opened in the Broadway in Andover, run by Steve Marsh.
"Given all the bad news in the town, it was a real pleasure to open a new retail outlet, and I wish Steve all the best."
Steve Marsh's background is as a carpet fitter, but he has now branched out on his own and has opened opposite the Station Hotel. Steve has a team of fitters who will fit the carpets, once they have been selected from the wide range of materials available in the showroom.
"Steve told me that he was very keen on promoting local industry and traders; his writing paper was printed by a local firm, and the signs outside the shop were also done locally. I wish him well."