It’s not even August but Christmas is at Botany Bay!

Andrea Tootell, Geoff Hill, Eileen Pass and Amanda Iddon unpack the Christmas goods which have arrived at Botany Bay
Andrea Tootell, Geoff Hill, Eileen Pass and Amanda Iddon unpack the Christmas goods which have arrived at Botany Bay

We’re not even out of July yet but one business is already gearing up for Christmas.

Festive stock has started arrived at Botany Bay in the run up to the store opening its Christmas shop on September 17.

Staff have started working on the display in readiness for Santa’s annual arrival.

Amanda Iddon, the merchandise buying manager at the mill, said: “With the exception of Harrods in London, Botany Bay is always the first retailer to open its Christmas shop department.”

Visual supervisor a Botany Bay Andrea Tootle said: “The display is top secret and unless you are a designated member of the Christmas display team you are not allowed in for a sneaky peek.

“We do get quite a number of local retail outlets coming to the mill once we have opened with notepads and pens taking notes of what this season’s trends are.”

Botany Bay will be hosting a preview evening this year by invitation only.

To register for your invitation to the Christmas shop preview visit the botany bay website www.botanybay.co.uk