Independent Corby shop to keep on trading with new name

Roberto and Alina Steffanescu (left) receiving the keys to the'Bhanu store from Jo and Henry NNL-180920-160843005
Roberto and Alina Steffanescu (left) receiving the keys to the'Bhanu store from Jo and Henry NNL-180920-160843005

A popular men’s clothing shop that has been trading in Corby town centre for 36 years has new owner.

Henry and Jo Tailor have handed over the keys to their Bhanu fashion store to new owners Roberto and Alina Steffanescu.

The new Best One store in Corby town centre NNL-180920-165006005

The new Best One store in Corby town centre NNL-180920-165006005

The Market Walk store will be rebranded ‘Roberto’ but will continue to stock the same popular designer menswear brands.

Henry said: “We’ve had a fantastic journey since purchasing Bricks Menswear in 1982 and would like to thank all the customers who have supported us over the years, many of whom have become great family friends. We are going to miss Corby so much… the people are fantastic!”

Henry and Jo will be staying on for a short time to assist Roberto and Alina with the transition.

Roberto said: “I am delighted to be taking on this incredible business. Henry, Jo and their family have made the store the success it is today, and my wife Alina and I intend to build on that success. These are exciting but challenging times and we are proud to be taking over the oldest trading menswear business in Corby.”

Corby Town Shopping and Willow Place director Dan Pickard said: “I have known Henry, Jo and their extended family in Wellingborough and Northampton for many years.

“They are a lovely family with such a passion not only for the products they sell, but also for outstanding customer service. I wish them both a very happy retirement and Roberto and Alina every success with their new business venture.

“They certainly have some big shoes to fill but their belief in Corby and the Bhanu legacy will ensure continued success. I am delighted to welcome them to the town centre and look forward to working with them.”

Meanwhile, Spencer Court News have moved into new larger premises a few metres away from their former shop. The firm will now be operating under the Best One banner and will offer a range of convenience items as well as newspapers and coffee to go.