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October 2019 25 NEWS LOVICKS in Rochdale turns 100 this month and here at your local Independent we want to say congratulations! Even now, in 2019, it is still same family run business. Here is the history of how it all began: William Lovick established the business in 1919 after re- turning from serving with the BritishArmy in the Great War. Lovick`s moved from the original site in 1920 but not for long and returned and expand- ed to the current 10,000 sq ft site . Alan Lovick Alan Lovick was William`s son. He joined the business in 1930 and took control when his father died from the effects of war -time gas poisoning he had suffered 20 years earlier. He steered the business through the Great Recession and the Second World War. Alan also spent time as a Mag- istrate and was Chairman of the Bench. He passed away in 1996. William (Bill) Lovick Bill joined the business in 1956 learning the ropes, from van boy to Kosset trained car- pet fitter, and in 1970 became managing director, a position he still holds today. David and Helen Lovick Bill`s children, David and Helen, joined the company in 1985 and have moved up through the company to be- come directors assisting in Advertiser’s Announcement HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY! the day to day running of the business. As part of our 100th cele- bration, we are holding a huge centenary sale which will be- gin on 11th October. As part of this sale we will be offering up to 70% discount on items, but once it’s gone is gone!” For a business to be 100 years old and still going strong, it is testament to the passion and customer service that the Lovicks family provide. They really are experts in the furni- ture industry and will advise customers in any way possible. The products that they stock are high-street quality but you receive a personal service from start to finish. They offer a wide range of products for any room in your home – including beds, sofas, chairs, dining tables, bedroom furniture, cabinets, tables, tv cabinets, accessories and much more. Lovicks are proud to work alongside some of the best sup- pliers in the furniture industry. Visit Lovicks from 11th Oc- tober to view the items on sale as part of the 100th birthday celebrations: 163 Yorkshire St, Rochdale OL12 0DR. Open all day Monday – Saturday. “Just had a new bed delivered for my elderly mum. She’s coming home from hospital and her only wish is to get home into her new bed! The customer service at Lovicks is second to none and the delivery men were amazing! Don’t do to the multi stores go to Lovicks all the way, it’s a no brainier!” “Just wanted to say how fantastic Lovicks have been. Ordered all new living room furniture but I made a mistake with a coffee table I chose. They didn’t have to but they let me swap it for another item making several delivery trips. They were so accommodating, friendly and understanding. I can’t thank them enough. Fantastic customer service!” “Amazing service always buy beds from here high quality and fantastic service. Went today and purchased some furniture for my parents they delivered same day can’t thank Lovicks enough highly recommend” WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY Rated 4.9 out of 5 on Facebook