Jack Wills will be moving into this empty store before Christmas

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 3 Oct 2017

Clothing retailer Jack Wills will open for business in East Yorkshire before the end of the year, it has been revealed.

The London-based brand, which has around 70 stores across the UK, will move into the Saturday Market premises vacated by Beverley's oldest retailer Briggs and Powell, who shut up shop for the last time earlier this year.

Jack Wills says it will be opening in early November, but have not confirmed an exact start date for business.

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Eagled-eyed job hunters have already spied multiple vacancies at the store online, including that of a store manager, assistant store manager and sales assistants.

Beverley Chamber of Trade chairman Julian Minshall said the shop's imminent arrival was "fantastic news".

Briggs and Powell, Beverley's longest-serving retailer, closed earlier this year

"It was always mentioned that with regard to these premises they were turned around relatively quickly," he said.

"In Jack Wills, we've got a name there that carries great appeal to a large cross section of people. It complements a number of other shops that have recently opened in Beverley, and it gives the town diversity.

"Some people were concerned about it being another coffee shop. But with the Christmas Lights switch-on on November 23, we've got a brand like Jack Wills that will really attract more people into the town."

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