A NEW carpet business, Cheshire Carpets, has been set up in Northwich town centre by a partnership with 74 years of carpet-fitting experience between them.

Terry Smith, 51, and Dave Yeowart, 60, who are both hail originally from Runcorn, have been fitting carpets since they were kids and are as ever excited to be making a living out of what they love to do.

Terry, who has had one other carpet business in the past, started working back in 1979 under Margaret Thatcher’s job creation scheme and hopes the business will settle well in Northwich.

“I love the town; it’s such a lovely place. The people are really nice and welcoming,” said Terry.

After working in the job creation scheme, Mr Smith went on to do a five-year apprenticeship and then worked as a freelance carpet-fitter as well as teaching students to NVQ Level 3.

Terry and Dave at Cheshire Carpets, who have made home in the unit formerly occupied by Curtain Magic, which has moved to a unit opposite the Bull Ring, and will be selling a vast range of colours and designs with scores thousands of samples available.

Terry added: “With carpet-fitting, no two days are ever the same. We care an awful lot about what we do and we’re honest. We’re good at our job and we always work to high standards.

“At the end of the day, If you do a good job people will show the carpet off, so we always like to make sure the fitting process is right for the customer and right for us.”