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  • First class service from store to aftercare.Excellent quality furniture. Very helpful, professional and careing staff. Special thanks to Claire in customer service a very thorough careing excellent lady.

    - Sandra Wallis

  • Dear sir or madam, I would like to say a big thank you for the excellent sevice from you and your team of Richard and Philip. Who today brought two settees and other furniture to my house. They were very good at the work they did for us. And the items are top of the range. Thank you and your team once again.

    - Elizabeth Cheryl Buckley

  • Service was excellent! Explanation of the product, colours and requirements were without question. Kim has been extremely helpful both in store and over the phone. 5* rating!

    - Terence Harrop

  • I would like to thank Alan Ward for the excellent service we feel we have been given by Marc Beckett and his fitter with regard to the Cavalio floor covering we have recently had installed in our house. We approached a number of other potential suppliers before coming to Alan Ward, which we felt might be too expensive. Non of them could commit in any satisfactory way to supplying the flooring. The price Marc Beckett quotes was very competitive and he was efficient and realistic when it came to organising the fitting, which we felt was carried out excellently. Thank you very much, we shall certainly be coming to Alan Ward again in the future.

    - Frances Williams

  • After visiting the Chester store earlier this week, I felt I should write to you about the service we received. We were unsure as to what we required, we were greeted late yesterday and acknowledged by Mr Terry Dowdswell offering assistance. During our visit he offered valuable and very helpful advice, to assist our decision making process. He provided excellent service without making us feel under pressure. Unfortunately on our visit to Chester, we were unable to reach a decision regarding our choice of suite. However, Terry's attitude and manner certainly left us with a very favourable impression and we will certainly re-visit when next in the area regarding any furnishing requirements.

    - S E & T Andrews

  • Very helpful and friendly service. Good quality items and good local company.

    - Valerie Williams

  • The service we received from salesman Neville and the delivery of our suite was excellent. Thank you.

    - Mike and Carol Tranter

  • Welcoming and very helpful staff without high pressure sales ethos. Highly recommend. High quality merchandise and great choice.

    - Diane and Richard Goodchild

  • Service was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble for our sales person Kim. The store itself has an enormous range of furniture, we would certainly use her again the next time we need new furniture.

    - Steven Poore

  • Very helpful lady called Jane Edmunds, informative and friendly service. Not pressurised into buying but of course we did make a purchase!

    - Susan Ward

  • Really good sales assistance and good advice, excellent products.

    - Mary Dixon

  • Thank you. Picture arrived today and is now hanging where planned. Looks good

    - John Blackwell

  • Thank you. Picture arrived today and is now hanging where planned. Looks good

    - John Blackwell

  • Excellent service from Alan Ward Newcastle, both with sales and delivery, which was on time and expertly done. The old suite was taken away, along with all the packaging, and replaced with the new suite and no mess. Thank you to all concerned.

    - Pat and Phil

  • Excellent service from all at Alan Ward in Newcastle, we have recently had our new G Plan suite delivered, and were very pleased with the whole process from sales, right through to the delivery, which was done both on time and expertly by the delivery team, our old suite was taken away, and replaced by the new one, with no messThank you to all concerned.

    - Name not provided

  • On Monday 2nd February, my order of two, two seater settees, an armchair, coffee and lamp table, were delivered. I am absolutely thrilled with my new furniture as it is just superb. My thanks to the two delivery men and to Kim, your sales assistant, who has been so kind and helpful, lots of patience and very courteous, a pleasure to buy from your store.

    - Kate Owen

  • We have recently taken delivery of our order and are writing to express our appreciation of the way we were treated. In the Winsford showroom we were helped considerably by the sales staff, in particular by Mr Paul Roddy, who guided us to the right choice of furniture. We had to change the date of delivery several times owing to delays in the process of moving house; each time we spoke to those working on the logistics of delivery there was never a problem in changing schedules. On the actual day of delivery the men who brought the furniture were excellent; they were on time after giving us 15 minutes notice; they assembled and unpacked quickly and efficiently and found a few minutes to look at a large table (which our removal men had been unable to get into the house) to see if anything could be done. Unfortunately for us it couldn't but it did mean that we came back to buy another dining room table, knowing that we could expect the same standard of service.

    - David and Francis Cogger

  • We have today taken delivery of our three seater and two seater sofas. We would like to thank the sales representative, Gary Bebbington, for the courtesy and professionalism with which he treated us during the transaction in the Chester store. We would also like to thank the delivery drivers who did an excellent job in installing the sofas. We have been very favourably impressed by the level of customer service provided throughout the whole transaction. Many thanks and best regards.

    - Mr & Mrs Jordan

  • Comment: I just want to say what wonderful service I received at the Chester store. It was the first furniture store we went into and we were not pressured to buy x, y or z. I was allowed to choose what I wanted and given a fantastic next week delivery, which was amazing as everyone else was saying after Christmas (not what TV ads say). The delivery men were fantastic - they helped by not only setting up the corner suite but advising the best way for it to go (they were right by the way). As they were aware I am newly widowed they helped me by putting the old sofa's outside for the council collection (I had managed to move them to another room but they were in the way a bit). They were polite, helpful and a credit to Alan Ward - can you please ensure my thanks to everyone in Chester and the delivery men is passed on. WELL DONE ALAN WARD - I have already made it known that if you want good service this is where you go.

    - Mrs Waugh of Ellesmere Port

  • We have just had a new stair and landing carpet fitted by Gary and Steve and are really pleased with the finished job. The work was completed in a tidy and professional manner and the whole experience of selection, measuring and fitting was really smooth and pleasurable. Please pass on our thanks to Roger and the team.

    - R. Shearing

  • My husband and I recently ordered a recliner chair from your Newcastle branch and I would like to say how helpful and patient the staff were as we investigated various options. Please convey our thanks to them.

    - John and Mary

  • Dear sir, I would like to say a big thank you to Alan Ward from the point of ordering the goods right up to delivery, your service has been excellent and your staff have been very polite and courteous. Please say thank you to Kevin Trousdale at your Chester Branch who was especially helpful. Once again many thanks, Kind regards,

    - Stephen Barnes

  • Just a quick email to say i have been delighted with the service offered from Becky in the Stressless department at Alan Ward in Shrewsbury. She has great product knowledge, price matched a rival store and the furniture arrived before the expected date. Delivery was very quick and the guys were very careful and respectful. Superb service all round. I will be back for a Tempur bed : ) Ordered a Stressless Arion 3 seater sofa in black with steel hoop legs with a matching Arion chair, black corner table, 2 black arm clip on tables and 2 black medium modern ottomans, leather care kit and floor protection strips on the 14th April and was quoted 10-12 weeks for delivery. Delivery took place on 11th June.

    - Mr P Gethin

  • We visited the Shrewsbury Store, didn't know what we wanted and one of your staff, Kim Mansell asked if she could help. We explained we wanted a sofa for our conservatory and that we wanted something small. Kim took us to the Palma 2 seater sofa, we didnt need to see anything else. It was just right, and although made to order it came within 7 weeks. It looks lovely thanks to Alan Ward.

    - Darrell Smith

  • My wife and I would like to thank you for the safe delivery of our two new sofas which I believe were delivered by Shaun and Jason. We found them and the staff we met in your Chester shop professional and polite. These days you often feel like writing to complain about service but we found the whole experience of buying and receiving delivery of furniture from your firm a pleasure. It was merely by chance we called in late on a Saturday, rest assured we will return again. We wish you every success.

    - Terry & Birgitta Ireland

  • My wife and I would like to send our sincere thanks to the people in your carpet department having purchased carpet for our lounge, conservatory, hall, landing and stairs. It was made so much easier by Roger thanks to his helpful advice and time spent with us to ensure we purchased the best for our needs. He was brilliant and so were the carpet fitters. They are a credit to your company, most pleasant and polite, got on with the job, no mess, everywhere left tidy, resulting in a first class job done thanks to everyone.

    - Mr & Mrs Parkhurst, Bayston Hill

  • Thank you once more for the wonderful prize of the designer table and chairs which I one in your Shropshire Star competition recently. I also appreciated the welcome and courteous attention I received from you and your staff especially Steve Vernon.

    - Margaret Flower

  • "I would like the fitters John and Mark and Alan Ward to know they did a great job and the carpet looks great. I am very happy with the service throughout by Alan Wards Carpet Department,"

    - Mrs Edge

  • Dear Paul, I was the customer who, yesterday, was seeking an 8ft by 6ft rug to go under the occasional table in my sitting room. I had with me, an offcut of the carpet on which I planned to lay the rug, Not once did you put me under the customary salesman pressure, nor try to sell me something very expensive. Furthermore, you gave me excellent advice and I chose an Afghan, which was almost the first rug you showed to me, having seen the offcut. Andrew came this morning to deliver the rug. Very kindly he laid it for me and I am pleased to tell you that you and I (and it was a joint effort!) could not have made a better choice. I'm delighted with it because it blends extremely well with my curtains, furniture and the carpet beneath it. When we moved into this house in 1975, we got all the carpets needed from Alan Ward, who at that time, (if my memory is not at fault) was based in Frankwell. Thank you for your expertise and sage advice.

    - Michael Green

  • I would like to praise all the staff in Alan Ward's carpet department for their good service including the fitters Martin, John and Aaron.

    - Mr Finnamore, Oswestry

  • We were extremely pleased with the level of service we received on Saturday 17th March. As Paul Burrell, the gentleman who dealt with us a few weeks ago, wasn't available, a young girl sorted our order. She really couldn't do enough to help us. We would gladly recommend you to our family and friends.

    - Mr Rennison

  • This is a thank you to express our gratitude to you and your team for the carpets and flooring fitted at our new bungalow. Your attitude and professionalism was superb.

    - Mr & Mrs Willow, Admaston

  • There is a welcoming atmosphere, a wide range of quality goods. The staff are all courteous, helpful and knowledgeable about the products. I would, and do recommend Alan Ward any time the subject of house furnishing comes up. Well done all.

    - Peter Milner

  • Thank you to Andrew Chard for all his help and patience above and beyond the call of duty when we ordered our Malvern suite. We were very impressed with his knowledge of the product and would like to say how much we appreciated all his help.

    - Mrs Marsh

  • Thanks to Becky Crothall, Colin Woodley and David Stringfellow for their excellent service. I was very impressed how well David looked after us on Becky's day off.

    - Mrs Penith

  • We received delivery of our order this morning and have been very pleased with the service we have received which started in the shop where we were not pressurized at all and given the helpful advice we needed to make the right choice for us. But this morning I have to say we were very pleased with the delivery service where your staff took care and could not have been more helpful and courteous in our home.

    - Mr & Mrs Venn

  • I just wanted to say the drivers Nigel and Jason were really nice, polite and very helpful.

    - Mr Roberts

  • Two helpful young men fitted our new carpets yesterday. We are very pleased with the carpets and wish to thank you for your help.

    - A Benbow

  • "Thanks to the delivery lads who delivered my furniture today. They were very polite and delivered carefully in a very tight hallway. I am very happy."

    - Mr. Clarke

  • Thank you very much for your help and patience. We have finally decided to go for a leather Albany 2 seater sofa. Many thanks again.

    - Tony & Ruth Boardell

  • I am writing to record my thanks and appreciation for the excellent service I received from a member of your staff. Margaret was profesional, resouorceful, courteous, and customer-focused. Margaret is a credit to your company and I have already spoken highly about Alan Ward's to many of my friends and neighbours.

    - Terry Burgess of Oswestry

  • I have been informed what a great help Alan Ward have been in helping to decorate our great display hangar as part of the county's Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Cosford. Thank you all very much. The hangar was a huge and acclaimed success and attracted a considerable amount of very positive comment in the media. It contributed greatly to what was a brilliant and historic day for the county and thank you again for your part in it.

    - F E Thewles, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Shrew

  • I would like to thank your company for its excellent customer service regards to my order. We were always kept up to date with any information that was available. We have now ordered a G Plan sideboard from you.

    - VJ BOOTH

  • Denise from your customer service department arranged for your Simon Downer to come out and look at the lighting on my Ercol furniture purchased some 2 or 3 years ago. Simon came to my house and very easily fixed in a new light unit Ercol had supplied to us. I now write to say how satisfied I have been with your after sales service and Simon in particular for his very pleasant manner.

    - Alan Hinton

  • Thank you to drivers Nigel and Jamie. They spent a considerable amount of time getting my new furniture into the property but persevered until they sorted it out.

    - Mrs McCormick

  • Gary & Martin have done a lovely job fitting my new carpet and I was very pleased with how they helped move furniture and how quickly it was completed.

    - Mrs Butler

  • We have today received delivery of a three piece suite ordered from your company and we would like to put on record our thanks about the way in which our order has been handled. The help and advice we were given at the time we ordered it was excellent and we have been able to track the delivery date throughout. We were advised of the time the old suite would be collected and the new one delivered and these dates were confirmed the day before and kept to. At every contact with the company we have been dealt with in a courteous, friendly and helpful way, whether this was on th phone, calling into the store or by the staff who were responsible for the collection and delivery of the suites. Without doubt we have been very impressed and it speaks highly of the way the business is managed and we congratulate and thank everyone concerned.

    - Jack and Wendy Wilson, Shrewsbury

  • Back from my holiday I write to thank you for your help in the repair of my leather cushion. The repair is perfect and thanks to your help the logistics were painless. It is good to be able to talk to someone rather than rely on email etc. Thank you for your help.

    - Harry Atkins

  • "I would like to praise the men who assembled my Dover 2 door wardrobe. They were very pleasant and polite and worked very hard!"

    - Mrs. Ward

  • I would like to praise the drivers and salesperson (Steve Smith) for being so helpful and polite. I am very happy with the standard of service.

    - Mrs Lawson

  • We would like to thank you for the great service we received while purchasing our new sofas. The whole experience has been nothing but positive, from the moment we came to your store in Shrewsbury back in October last year until yesterday when they arrived. Everyone we have dealt with, from sales people to delivery men, have been a pleasure. Buying furniture is a big investment both financial and emotional and we will definitely recommend you and hopefully buy from you again.

    - Mr & Mrs C Venables

  • We had our beautiful Duresta suite delivered from Alan Ward. It looks absolutely stunning in our living room, and perfectly balances the tones of the walls, curtains and carpets. This would have been impossible to achieve without the help of the personal shopper Jane. We were struggling immensely with the vast fabric selection, and were not sure where to turn. Thankfully, we were recommended to speak Jane. She listened to our concerns and desires carefully, fully understanding what we wanted and needed. In no time at all she suggested a fabric, but also offered to come and see us at the house in order to judge the light and dimensions in the room - a service we were most grateful for. The fabric-look beautiful, and with her help on the set up of the room and style of armchair we have the elegant, comfortable and beautiful room we desired. We could not have done this without the patience and suggestions from Jane - thank you very much! We will not hesitate to speak to Jane in the future when styling the rest of the house or changing curtains, and we are immensely looking forward to having guests to see our perfect living room!

    - Mr & Mrs Clarihew

  • On behalf of Copthorne Ladies Club I would like to say how much we enjoyed yesterday evening's presentation at Alan Ward Shrewsbury. You made us feel most welcome and had gone to a lot of trouble to compile your facts and figures, surpassing my hopes of the evening. The most generous raffle was totally unexpected and the food was very tasty. We felt honored to have Alan speak to us, but many thanks to your store manager, to Elaine and all the department managers who gave their time. We wish you all well in carrying your business forward and look forward to buying from you in the furniture.

    - Mrs Margaret Parker

  • My husband and I must have bought pretty much all of our bedroom furniture from Alan Ward! We love browsing, we love buying (me more than my husband...) and the coffee shop is a nice place to relax mid-spree! A lovely team at Alan Ward

    - Jayne F

  • I would like to praise Michael Mainwaring who looked after me when I bought my suite. He spent 4 hours with me the first visit and was very patient, polite and courteous. I have purchased from Alan Ward since 1993 and have always had good service but Michael was excellent. The delivery guys were the best I have ever had. They were lovely kind men who helped me with everything.

    - Mrs Duggan

  • Further to the my recent re-vamp of the lounge, I would highly recommend the personal shopping experience with you and your assistance and suggestions about the curtain options; thank you. As you know, I purchased a G Plan Suite (thank you to Kim), Karndean flooring, curtains and roman blinds, lighting, a sofa-bed and flooring for the kitchen Please could you pass on my thanks to: Paul and Roger (Carpet/floorings) - very helpful, pleasant and first-class customer service. Paul who fitted the Karndean flooring so expertly and with the minimum of disruption. Excellent workmanship. Kim for her help and guidance with purchasing the the G Plan suite and the lighting. Very good product knowledge. Simon for his help with the fitting of the curtains along with your good self. Thank you to the gentlemen who delivered the items, collected the old suite and carpets and fitted the kitchen flooring, they were all very polite and accommodating. Excellent service. I have recommended Alan Ward to a friend who I understand is in the process of purchasing a suite from you. Please pass on my comments to the people mentioned above. My apologies if I have forgotten anyone, but I came into contact with so many staff.

    - Sandra Harris, Shrewsbury

  • Having decided on a top to bottom makeover of our lounge we got as far as changing the fireplace and decorating the walls in a pale green emulsion, but then struggled to make up our minds about the new furniture, curtains and carpet. As a result of a friend's recommendation Jane's expertise rescued us from our state of indecision by guiding us through the decision-making process so that we were never in doubt that the options she had indicated were going to be right. Jane took all the hassle out of a daunting process and we now have a transformed lounge which is comfortable, a constant delight to the eye and has achieved exactly what we wanted.

    - Barry and Gill Stimpson, Shrewsbury

  • "I would like to praise the delivery team who brought my new furniture. They were very polite and efficient."

    - Mrs. Garner

  • I would like to congratulate your delivery lads on their professionalism when delivering my bed this morning

    - Mr Leese

  • I would like to thank you for your excellent customer service, especially Sharon and Matt for keeping me well informed regards my replacement chair. I will most certainly continue to shop at Alan Ward for quality furniture.

    - Ruth Goodwin

  • We had carpet fitted on Tuesday 8th November 2011 and are very pleased with the fitting and the fitters Gary and Martin. Please can you pass on my thanks!

    - Mr Samson

  • "Having dealt with your Shrewsbury branch since August last year, I feel that it is only right to congratulate Alan Ward on their customer satisfaction. We placed a substantial order with Peter Lloyd in the bedding department in August and because of problems with builders at our house there have been various delays. Throughout this time Peter, Debbie & Shirley in distribution have gone out of their way to be helpful, which is so pleasant to see and certainly makes us want to thank them and recommend Alan Ward to our friends. Although we didn't purchase the items, both Paul and Russell in your dining department again came across as first class, showing that it is not just the individuals but the company as a whole that must choose and train their staff well. Our thanks to Alan Ward Shrewsbury but especially to Peter Lloyd. A satisfied and hopefully returning customer."

    - Susan & Philip

  • A big thank you to Kim (just the right amount of sales pitch without being pushy). Thanks to the girls on the phones for helping to get the goods delivered at a time convenient to us. And thanks to the lads who delivered the goods for taking good care.

    - Mr & Mrs Darcy

  • "I am absolutely delighted with the goods I have received, the service provided from the shop floor to delivery. The sofa has surpassed all expectations and the van drivers were polite, obliging and couldn't do enough. I am a very happy customer."

    - Mr Espley

  • Thank you to my delivery drivers who were brilliant and placed my new furniture beautifully in the room.

    - Mrs Hughes

  • Thank you Jane (Alan Ward Personal Shopper) so much for your guidance on restyling our dining room. We are absolutely thrilled with the result. Without your input we would not have been quite so brave and that would have been a shame.

    - Jenny and Noel Brown, Loggerheads

  • I recently took delivery of my furniture and would like to say how pleased I am with the suite and how kind and courteous the delivery men were and all the staff who I came into contact with. I would like to say a big thank you to all concerned.

    - Mrs Halstead

  • I am writing about my new Quartz special size Harrison bed. I think the salesman was Andrew. I wish to say thank you for the excellent service from the store, the salesman and from the ladies who answered my phone messages. Also thank you to the delivery men who were pleasant and efficient in installing my new bed. Despite the appalling non-stop rain they were on time. Lastly the bed was great, just as good as advertised. I will use your Chester store again in the future.

    - Mr & Mrs G Payne

  • Thank you to Jane of the Curtain Dresser who is also Alan Ward's in store Personal Shopper. Just to say how delighted we are with the finished result in our sitting room. The choice of colour for paint, taken from suite sample, was perfect. The curtains, again great choice of colour/fabric, are beautiful and the cushions blend in a treat and I love the poles! Thank you for a very professional clean service. Would recommend you to anyone.

    - Brenda Allen

  • I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your two delivery staff who delivered yesterday a very heavy piece of furniture and had to carry it quite a long way to position it where we wanted it. Throughout the whole process they were cheery, courteous and uncomplaining. Once positioned, they checked it was correctly put together and gave it a good rub down. Only when I was satisfied did they leave with a cheery goodbye. They are such a change from the usual surly delivery men one often encounters. Often it is a need to complain that moves customers to feed back their experiences. I think good experiences should be fed back too.

    - Phil Hibberd