Get Connected eyes 70 stores


Get Connected is confident it will have 70 stores open across South West England and Wales by the end of the year.

The retailer opened its latest shop in Porthcawl on June 12 and is due to open one in Merthyr Tydfil shortly. It has also opened a shop in Hereford, on June 27, to take its total store count to 57. Another two stores are slated to open in Dudley, Birmingham, and Wellington, Somerset, in the coming weeks.

Get Connected managing director Damian Cole (pictured) said: “We’re continuing to expand and hopefully we’ll have 70 shops open by the end of the year. We’re always looking for new locations at the right price and at the moment that is proving successful. We’re expanding well and we’re staying on track to have 70 stores open by the end of the year.

“It’s extremely encouraging and reaffirms comments I made at the start of the year that we will be the biggest independent mobile retailer in the UK by the start of 2010.”