Marie Baklenow follows in mother's footsteps at United Carpets & Beds
Date published: 28 October 2017
Janis Baklenow, Marie Baklenow and colleague Dave Tait
Local carpet retailer United Carpets & Beds is keeping it in the family as owner Janis Baklenow brings her daughter, Marie, on-board to join the team
Marie Baklenow has been appointed as a sales advisor at the Union Street store, following in her mother’s footsteps at the carpet and bed showroom.
Janis, who took over the franchise in October 2014, is celebrating three successful years at the helm of the showroom, which has been part of the retailer’s network for 20 years.
She said: “Marie has previously helped out in the store and she’s such a natural with customers that it was a no-brainer I had to have her join the team officially. Customers know they can trust her and she’s building great relationships with them; a lot of our business is currently from repeat customers who have been pleased with our service.”
Marie said: “I am really proud to join mum and her team at United Carpets & Beds Rochdale, the customers are lovely and it is great to see them come back again knowing we have helped make their redecorating process a little easier.”
United Carpets & Beds, which is headquartered in Rotherham, has over 50 showrooms across England and Wales within its franchise network; one of the others is also in Janis’ family.
Janis said: “My husband owns the showroom in Cheadle so to say we get quite competitive is an understatement.”