Jollyes is planning an opening event for its new Poole store, which opens at Unit 1C, Wessex Gate East Retail Park, on 20 August. The 5,000-square feet store will employ 10 colleagues, led by acting store manager Tom Amos. The search for Poole’s best pets begins today (15 August) on community radio station Hot Radio. The Rev Bryony Morrison, of St James’ Church, close to the store, has also agreed to bless pets and their owners.
Jollyes is planning an opening event for its new Poole store, as finishing touches are being put to its latest site, which opens at Unit 1C, Wessex Gate East Retail Park, on 20 August.
The 5,000-square feet store will employ 10 colleagues, led by acting store manager Tom Amos.
Jollyes has prepared a line-up of events for owners and their pets on the opening day, including the search for Poole’s best pets which begins today (15 August) on community station Hot Radio. Winners will each get a £35 Jollyes voucher and will be invited along to the opening event.
The Rev Bryony Morrison, of St James’ Church, close to the Poole store, has also agreed to bless pets and their owners before opening at around 9.50 am. Revd Morrison is planning a full pet blessing service at St James’ on 28 August.
The opening will be led by BCP chairperson Cllr Nigel Hedges and Hot Radio’s Karl Davies.
The full line-up of opening day events includes:
- Hot Radio live-linking from the opening
- The winners of Hot Radio’s search for the cutest pets collect their prizes
- Rev Bryony Morrison from St James’ Church, Poole, gives the store a blessing at 9.50 am
- A planned appearance by Barney the dog alongside owners Harry and Sandra Redknapp
- Special guest, the chairperson of BCP Council, Cllr Nigel Hedges
- A chance to win prizes on Jollyes’ iconic ‘Wheel of Fur-tune’
- Goody bags for the first 100 customers
- sample testing
- balloons for kids.
Jollyes’ regional manager, Matt Godwin, said: “What better way to get the new store started than with a blessing? It’s going to be a very exciting day, with a great line-up of events and some well-known faces.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming owners and their pets from Poole and the surrounding area into our new store and to playing our part in the local community.”
As the first Jollyes store in Dorset, the Poole store will complement Jollyes outlets in neighboring counties of Hampshire, Somerset, Devon and Wiltshire, including Bridgwater, Chippenham, Congresbury, Plymouth, Portsmouth, and Waterlooville.