H&H switches off after more than 40 years

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After more than 40 years in business an electronics store is closing down.

H&H Electronics, located on Biggleswade’s High Street, is set to close at the end of March.

Proprietor Richard Headford will be retiring.

Manager Phil Sheldon, who has been with the shop for 20 years, told the Chronicle: “It’s just become tougher and tougher really with the internet taking a large chunk of the business, it’s difficult to run an operation of that size and cover all the things we do from the installation to looking after people.”

All of H&H’s current warranty, rental and maintenance commitments will be taken on by Michael R Peter on The Broadway in Bedford. Those affected will soon receive a letter outlining the changes.

But Biggleswade will soon gain a new electronics shop, as Phil is set to open Sheldon Electricals – a new, smaller business on Hitchin Street.

He explained: “It will be a smaller version of the existing shop, which will offer the same products and service. I’d encourage people who haven’t used us before to come and try it. They’ll realise the internet isn’t the only way. We focus on the service and aftercare, which has become a bit of a niche market.”

He added: “We’d like to say a big thank you to our customers over the last 43 years and I hope to see them at the new shop.”

H&H will be holding a closing down sale. If you have concerns as to how the closure will affect your service, call 01767 312960.