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Let us introduce ourselves.
We're a family run business based in Irvine, Ayrshire. That's on the west coast of Scotland. You know, the place where it only rains for 364 days of the year.
Anyway, hello and welcome! I suppose you're wondering who we are though rather than where we are. Am I right?
Let me start off by telling you that the company has two different parts.
We've got a huge discount store based in the heart of Irvine - it's one of those giant warehouse style shops with everything in it but the kitchen sink. Actually, we might even have one of those somewhere now that I think about it…
Our shop measures about 25,000 sq. ft. which is pretty big. To put it into perspective that’s the same as around 915 Nissan Micras! Or 32 T-Rex’s! Or even 4166 Golden Retrievers! (Before you ask it’s a no, I’ve asked my wife and I’m 100% not allowed 4166 Golden Retrievers. Or a T-Rex).
If you’re from Irvine, or know it well, our shop is in the old B&Q building. We've been here selling top branded items at discount prices since way back in October 2000, time definitely flies.
There's a large seasonal section in the shop that keeps our customers coming back too. It changes from garden & outdoors to Halloween to Christmas throughout the year. Also I've got to mention, we just love Halloween here at XS. Our shop is the only place to be at that time of year. You won't find a bigger range of costumes, accessories and party decorations anywhere else.
But all that shopping is hard work, isn’t it? We know that, so we've even managed to squeeze a little café in so you can take a break mid-shop!
The café’s a big hit with our regulars and it serves up the tastiest lunches, snacks, teas, coffees and my personal favourite…home baking! If you're watching your figure you can still eat here, but the cakes may be too much temptation for you.
Julie Hodge runs the shop with her team today.
Now. Julie is one of our Directors and married to Adrian, that’s me. I’m the Managing Director and Douglas is my Dad and a Director too.
Try and keep up. Family structures can be complex.
We've got an online business too.
I'm being a bit modest when I say it that way. It maybe sounds like we run the online business from the car park at the shop…
The reality couldn't be further from that - we’ve actually got two huge warehouses in Irvine's Riverside Business Park which my dad and I run together. There’s over 20 staff members here doing everything you can imagine like picking and packing orders, customer service, creating content for the web and more!
We like to think of ourselves as one big happy (and slightly crazy) family, and whether you shop with us all the time or have never visited our store or placed an order with us yet - welcome to the world of XS Stock!
Our Contact Details:
3 Brewster Place
Riverside Business Park
Irvine, North Ayrshire
Phone: 01294 204004
Free Phone: 0800 612 0948
Fax: 01294 270742
VAT Registration Number: 927 4640 10
Company Registration Number: SC348558