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Occa-Home eyes expansion

Occa-Home, the online homeware and furniture retailer, has announced plans for growth and international expansion after securing investment from retail specialists, The William Currie Group.


Occa-Home eyes expansion

In a statement Occa-Home said it will work directly with the group’s Bill Currie and Iain McDonald to position the company for the next stage in its development strategy. The investment from William Currie Group was matched by original seed funder and e-commerce specialist Bill Dobbie of the IDE group.

Kate Mooney Founder and CEO of Occa-Home said: “We are delighted to welcome Bill Currie and Iain to the existing board."

"As early stage investors in companies like ASOS and The Hut, they have such a wealth of experience not only in retail, but in investing and working with many highly successful e-commerce companies and we really look forward to the results of adding that to the mix of our product knowledge & sector expertise."

Established 3 years ago, Occa-Home said the new funds will be invested in expanding its digital marketing and web development activities, increasing its brands and the breadth of its collection, and improving the user experience.

Jim Mooney, operations director, explained: "Homes & Gardens was one of the last sectors to move online.  It is the fastest growing sector, yet remains relatively immature. The team at Occa-Home have a solid design heritage and established supply chain from their years of procuring interiors for global hotel groups.

"With our expanding e-commerce and digital marketing abilities, we are aiming to become one of the leading e-commerce businesses in the UK."

Bill Currie added: "The team at Occa have built a fantastic website and excellent distribution network making them one of the leading independent retailers in this sector. They have the right foundations in place for a great e-commerce business and we are looking forward to working with them to achieve that."


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