We are Open in Leeds! Online E-Scooter retailer aims to become North's biggest with launch of Yorkshire showroom
The North’s largest E-scooter and E-bike showroom OPENS in Leeds.
- Largest store and showroom in the North of England
- Local retail, repair and servicing facilities
- Wide range of top brands of E-bikes, E-scooters and accessories
- Four new jobs created
On Monday 30th November, the Leeds based online business, ManFirth, Yorkshires largest seller of E-bikes and E-scooters open their new store and showroom.
Will Pugh, one of the entrepreneurs behind ManFirth: “Our ambition is to be the largest E-bike and E-scooter retailer in the North of England. To date, all our sales have been online, so opening the store is a huge achievement and milestone for us.”
Manfirth was launched in the first national lockdown.
The business is the brainchild of partners Natalie Firth, owner of Just The fox Consultancy and Will Pugh, owner of Hessian bar and restaurant located in Oakwood. As a result of the pandemic in March 2020 they launched ManFirth, a purely online E-scooter and E-bike business.
When the country went into the first lockdown, The duo realised they may need a plan B and set about creating a new business not based around the hospitality industry in which they both work. Deciding that if they were to survive the devastating impact the pandemic had on the restaurant industry some forward-thinking and adapting was required.
Will said, “After seeing a growing trend on Instagram and as a fan of ‘boys toy’s we quickly saw a gap in the market for ‘E-scooters’ aimed at the 20 – 30 male. Within weeks of launching online, the response was phenomenal, and within three months, we were selling £xxxx worth of E-bikes and E-scooters from a lock-up.”
The ManFirth Electric showroom which is located in Holbeck, will not only be the largest E-scooter showroom in the North of England it will also offer a full range of retail, repair and servicing facilities. The store will stock a wide range of E-bikes, E-scooters and accessories from leading manufacturers as well as their own brand The Firth Ion E-bike and The Firth Eco E-scooter.
What sets ManFirth apart is that customers will be able to test drive and test the product before they buy which along with friendly and helpful customer service the duo believe gives them a great point of difference and will set them apart from their online competitors.
The store opening also coincides with Department for Transport (DfT) consultations to fast-track trials of E-scooters in towns across the UK.
In response to Covid-19 and the need to introduce transport alternatives to public transport and private cars, the DfT is inviting applications from any town across Britain to operate E-scooter trials over the next 12 months.
With public transport compromised due to Covid-19 infection risks. E-bikes and E-scooters are not only becoming a great hobby; they are the perfect short journey alternatives for both business and leisure.
Natalie Firth, one of the owners of ManFirth, said “Forecasts indicate that the demand for E-bikes and E-scooters are definitely on the up and on a lot of people’s Christmas shopping lists this year!”
ManFirth is already one of the UK’s leading personal electric transport retailers. The duo hopes the store will be a success and if all goes according to plan intend to roll out across the UK.
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