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Boots UK Unveils Its Beauty-full New Store in Handforth Dean

23 March 2017
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The Boots UK team have been working hard to get all of the finishing touches in place as they open their brand new beauty destination-store in Handforth Dean Retail Park.

The new store was officially opened on Wednesday by June Curbishley, who has been a valued part of the local community for over 55 years, having started her career with Boots in 1962 in the Knutsford store as a Dispenser.


June with store manager Lynda celebrating the opening

Creating roles for over 50 new employees in the area, the 1,100 sqft store will be a significant addition to the Handforth Dean Retail Park, and will have a real focus on beauty, offering a range of premium beauty brands including Estee Lauder, Clinique and No7.

Lynda Wilson, Store Manager, Boots UK, said “We understand that our customers love exciting new brands, particularly in beauty; which is why we’re thrilled to be offering our customers in Handforth one of our best ranges of premium cosmetics. All year round, our expert colleagues and beauty advisors will be on hand to demonstrate all of the latest beauty trends and products, with tips and tricks to help even our most glamorous customers.

“At Boots UK, we have over 165 years of healthcare and beauty experience, and are looking forward to helping our customers in Handforth feel good for many years to come.”

Alan Wright, Centre Manager at Handforth Dean Retail Park, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming Boots to add to the exciting retail mix at Handforth Dean and relish their strength in attracting customers to shop at what is becoming a fantastic destination, benefiting our core customers and attracting new shoppers.”


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 30 November 2023