A LONG established family run electrical specialist is enjoying a surge in footfall and more prominent presence following a move to Monks Cross.

After four decades in Percy’s Lane, just within the city walls, electrical contractor and retailer Herbert Todd & Son’s has officially opened its new showroom and warehouse.

Director of the 80-year-old business Matthew Todd said: “The move here has given us the ability to look forward to another 40 years of successful trading.

“The footfall we enjoy here is easily ten times what it was. I’m a firm believer in the hight street and a supporter of the city centre, but for our business it was absolutely the right decision to take the opportunity to move here.

The former site in Percy’s Land is being developed into student accommodation.