A new chapter for Lister Horsfall
With the arrival of an expanded Rolex showroom, a new Champagne bar and a series of private viewing rooms, Lister Horsfall’s new-look Ilkley premises are set to be the jewel in the crown of this much- loved Yorkshire institution.
I t was in 1974 that Lister Horsfall opened their Ilkley premises, bringing their trademark bespoke service and range of luxury designer brands to this pretty West Yorkshire town.
Now 45 years on, the much-loved jewellers is looking forward to an exciting new chapter as it undergoes a major expansion.
The new showroom on The Grove is due to open in October and the extra space will allow Lister Horsfall to further cement its enviable reputation within Ilkley and the surrounding area.
“It’s an exciting time for Lister Horsfall in Ilkley,” said Nick Horsfall, the fourth generation of the family to work in the business. “The store expansion will allow us to offer customers a more comfortable and welcoming environment and it will help us create a premier shopping destination that will take the name of Lister Horsfall forward into the next generation.
“Since opening here in 1974 we have become increasingly involved in the community and we are really looking forward to continuing to support local events and charitable causes.”
The stunning new showroom, which sits next to the store’s current site at the top of Brook Street, will see the arrival of an elevated reception area where shoppers can relax in the Champagne bar before perusing the extensive selection of watches, jewellery and wedding rings that are available.
The renovations will also see the introduction of a new Rolex showroom providing customers with the most luxurious setting to choose this classic timepiece.
Lister Horsfall has a long and proud history in Yorkshire and they still occupy the same site in Halifax where they opened their first store in 1902.
In the years which followed it has not only survived two World Wars and various economic downturns, but it has always maintained its commitment to quality and customer service with each generation building on the success of the previous one.
While maintaining the traditions that have always been synonymous with Lister Horsfall, they have always known the importance of keeping one eye on the future. and the expansion of the Ilkley store is part of that commitment to keep moving forward while preserving the rich history of this successful independent business.