Harrogate-based independent interior design retailer Richard Grafton has announced that it plans to open a new showroom in Ilkley after investing £300,000.

The new 3,000sq ft store will open in September this year and will showcase its interior architecture and design installations. Richard Grafton confirmed that the new venture would also create a number of jobs, including a showroom manager position.

The expansion comes shortly after the company revealed the launch of its own manufacturing arm of the business, after achieving another record year of growth.

The company, which was established in 2012, reported an uptick in sales by 5% to more than £2.1m in the year to 29 February 2015, and now aims to build on the success with an ambitious expansion programme.

Richard commented: “Ilkley was the natural next location for us, we have always done a lot of work for clients in and around Ilkley, and its popularity as a place to live continues, especially with professionals working in Leeds and Bradford.

“We have been planning a move to the town for some time, but we wanted to wait for the perfect location.”