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Kibworth Post Office looking good!

Leicestershire County Council launched its new Village Shop Support service in November 2011. The service is focussed on ensuring that Village Shops and Post Offices can receive expert retail advice (provided by Kerching Retail) to help improve their profitability so as to retain these vital services within our rural communities. The service has already supported over 60 businesses.

Under new ownership, Kibworth Post Office had an opportunity to re-establish itself, protecting it from potential closing and moving the sorting office to Market Harborough.

Kerching worked with new owner to redesign the store in a modern and fresh way, introducing new products and services, whilst maintaining the charm and character of a village Post Office. The retail space was increased significantly to allow for broadening of the product range.

Diversification would ensure the longer-term viability of the Post Office, whilst clever design ensured the store didn't become sterile and maintained its heritage. The Post Office was also successful in getting a grant of £3,000 to help fund extensive work on the store's interior.