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Goviers of Sidmouth was founded in 1904 and has established an enviable reputation for retailing quality ranges with superb customer service. Over the last 35 years the business has grown to become the UK’s leading specialist retailer of high-quality collectables, commemoratives and gifts. Simon and Janet Willis are delighted to have recently acquired the business and aim to carry on the traditions that have made Goviers such a special and much-loved business.
All of us here love beautiful things and are excited to work with the existing Goviers’ suppliers and to find new and interesting companies to bring fresh and unique ranges to our offering.
Simon has worked in the ceramics industry for over 30 years, having initially intended to make the motor industry his career, Denby Tableware hooked him and then Royal Doulton, Minton, Caithness and Royal Crown Derby reeled him in. Escaping from the lure of beautiful things has been impossible!
Janet was for many years a teacher and retired thinking that was the end of work for her but oh no! This new Goviers collection has been put together
by Janet, with interference from Simon, and with another catalogue due in early September the range of items on offer will grow very quickly.
We are really excited to have the chance to carry on the work that Alan and his team have done over the past 30 years. We are committed to carrying on the Goviers traditions, albeit from Staffordshire rather than with the background noise of seagulls in Sidmouth! And without the lure of that delicious Devon ice cream!
There are a number of changes to ordering as you might expect. We have a new phone number for our offices in Staffordshire which is shown on the site. This new web site has been developed thanks to our colleague Amanda, where you will initially be able to order what is in our catalogues but in time we will expand this and add to the ranges.
The phone lines will open Monday to Friday 9 until 6 and on most Saturdays. If possible someone will always answer the phone if it rings but if you get through to the answering service please leave us a message and we will get back to you.
This is an exciting journey for us and our team, one we hope you will take with us. We aim to find additional suppliers of beautiful products and new ranges from existing suppliers.
We are always open to ideas and requests so please do get in touch with us.
Simon & Janet Willis
Goviers of Sidmouth Limited