September saw the closure of Nason’s department store in the city centre after 90 years of retailing and also the furniture shop in Wincheap following difficult trading conditions. After a swift deal signed just this week, Nasons has now become a part of the AHF Group – an independent furniture retailer with 19 shops across England ( The Wincheap furniture shop on Maynard Road is now set to undergo a full refurbishment to modernise the showroom which is to be completed in approximately 7 weeks. The new store will be designed to showcase a wide range of sofas, beds, dining, living and bedroom furniture, with a large choice of styles and boasting AHF's hallmark of quality home furnishings at affordable prices. The Hammonds fitted furniture concession will remain inside the building and is expected to complement the new range of furniture in the revamped Nasons showroom.

Previous owner, Andrew Nason, commented saying that he was
“delighted that the Nasons name and legacy will continue to live on and serve the locals of Canterbury as part of a larger group”

Talks are expected to take place between new owners AHF and the former Nasons staff in order to provide job opportunities where possible.If you would like to apply CLICK HERE

AHF Managing Director, Matt Hesketh, was asked to comment on the events:
“I am overjoyed to welcome Nasons into the AHF Group and extend our fantastic furniture offering into the prosperous city of Canterbury. We hope the local public are excited to see what we have to offer them."
Works on the new store is expected to happen imminently, with a full refit of the interior and an overhaul of the external signage. A grand opening event is anticipated to start at the end of November

Nasons - Furniture of Canterbury

Part of the AHF group

Maynard Road, Canterbury, CT1 3RQ