Family-owned carpets and home furnishings retailer Leightons has confirmed it plans to open a new store in Goole.

Situated on Burton’s Corner, Rawcliffe Road, the family business stated that it will open its new 7,000sq ft store towards the end of August and has created five jobs for the local area.

Leightons has been established since 1934 and has three other stores based in Hull, Beverley and Cottingham. The Goole store will stock extra comfort furniture, all types of beds and mattresses, carpets, vinyls and wood flooring.

The business, which specialises in carpets and bedroom furniture, has expanded over the past two decades, with its Goole store the latest development under the second generation of the Booker family – Neal, Chris and Suzanne.

Neal Booker commented:  “We have built our business on personal relationships with customers and with suppliers. We have been looking for a new site for some time, and the new premises in Goole met our criteria in that it is in an excellent position and ideally situated to integrate with the geographic customer base and profiles of our other stores.”