Store Open Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5:00pm
SPE Furnishings is the enterprise initiative of Spacious Place Engage. We assist individuals, as they move from a point of genuine need, into a place of hope and opportunity. We value people and believe that everyone deserves a house that they can proudly call home, without financial risk. In August 2017 SPE Furnishings opened our first furniture store in Burnley, Lancashire. A shopping experience for all members of the community, we offer quality and value, whilst reducing the need for unethical loans and resultant debt.
High street branded furniture, can be purchased and delivered next day, at prices up to 50% less than retail. In partnership with Co-op Electricals, savings are replicated in our white goods and entertainment ranges. Paint is delivered as part of the nationwide Community Repaint scheme. Each sale reduces landfill waste, whilst providing opportunity for local groups and individuals to benefit from our products. Ethical finance is provided by Pennine Community Credit Union.
Without Mark’s desire to assist local people SPE Furnishing’s would still be an idea on a piece of paper. Keeping our sales in touch with our community involvement is his strength. Each sale is much more than a piece of furniture and as director of our social venture, Spacious Place Engage, people are always at the forefront of his thinking and focus for all we do. Injury’s permitting, weekends are filled with football, tennis and a long-term love for Leeds United.
The king of the sofa, Neil is Mark’s right hand man. Following many years as a local estate agent, Neil has been instrumental in the selection of the product ranges we offer at SPE Furnishings. His passion for the development of the company is infectious. A people person Neil will make your shopping experience with us that little bit more special. A keen sportsman, Neil spends his weekends involved with local junior football and cricket sides.
As an experienced painter and decorator, Judith assists with both furniture and paint at SPE Furnishings. With a keen interest in interior design, her eye for colour and style is a great asset. Her creative use of space, make her the go to for layout concepts and design ideas. DIY skills also mean that at some stage your furniture will have been in her expert hands. In her spare time Judith pairs playing netball with a slight obsession for a Mancunian Mr Barlow (not Ken).
Mr Paint’, Bill heads up our paint department. Instrumental in the setting up of our Community Repaint scheme, Bill will happily assist and advise with any paint queries. Defining eggshell from estate silk, what he doesn’t know about paint isn’t worth knowing. His estimation of paint quantity requirements is legendary. As an ex-professional footballer (in his youth) Bill enjoys a Saturday afternoon keeping his eye on local sporting fixtures.