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Somerset independent tool shop to close

Published: 29 August 2018 - Jenny Wonnacott

The owners of IM Tools in Burnham-on-Sea have made the decision to shut up shop for good this September after five years of trading.

The store, which sells machinery, hand and power tools as well as safety gear and painting and decorating supplies, has a closing down date of September 30. The decision to close was not an easy one for owner Ian Everett-Giles, who said: “The business has been going well here in Burnham, but I have been given an opportunity to take on a new role elsewhere that will allow me to take a holiday again and have some free time with my family.”

Speaking to a local news website, he added: “Our thanks go to all our amazing customers over the last five years, I will still be working in the tool industry but have to get used to the commute to Bristol again.”

IM Tools in Burnham is set to close despite business “going well” according to owner Ian Everett-Giles.
IM Tools in Burnham is set to close despite business “going well” according to owner Ian Everett-Giles.

The shop will be selling off all its remaining stock – from suppliers including Stanley, Makita and Hitachi among others – in the run up to its final closure.

The news comes less than three years following the closure of Burnham-on-Sea DIY independent Salways, which had traded in the town for more than 100 years.



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