At the beginning of 2018 we started with an idea to open a shop to showcase our security systems. Our sister company GMB Security had been up and running for several months and we wanted to have somewhere to show the services we offered and let the people of Berwick see what we could provide. However that idea changed after Berwick was left devastated after the closure of a beloved high street shop Grainger Games.
After the closure and seeing how much of an impact it made on the town, we decided to approach some of the staff that had been let go and came up with a solution. We decided to change from just being a security shop, to taking on their old Premises and offering the great Repair Service which was clearly huge miss. We took on their lead Technician in order to assure we maintained the high standards set.
After Opening in June 2018, the support we received was fantastic, and the people of Berwick quickly let us know what they wanted to see from the shop. By the end of July, we were also buying and selling new and used phones and gadgets. By August it was clear we needed to take on another technician to help with the high demand, meaning hiring another ex Grainger Games member of staff also trained in repairs. Having two trained technicians who share a love for all technology and gadgets, we felt ready to expand even further. By September we were buying gaming consoles and looking to expand out of Berwick. After Looking at a few new premises, And setting our sights on opening our second and third shop, we decided to push the opening back to March, in order to fully focus on Christmas.
The Christmas Period had a very consistent theme - Games. After much thought we decided to make Gaming our next priority. We had 2 staff on board with the Years of experience of running a game & repair shop so felt it was the right move to make. We reached out to another local business who had broken onto the scene and were quickly building a strong brand and reputation. And the decision was made to Merge.
On 22nd February the shop was re-opened and it was met with a fantastic response. Since then we have been expanding our product range and working on our pricing to be the cheapest on the hughstreet. We couldn't be more thrilled with how the shop has turned out and cant wait to see what the future has in store. And it was all made possible thanks to you!
If you haven't already, pop in store and have a browse and if there is anything else you would like to see, feel free to let us know!
The GMB Tech Team