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Friday, 25 August 2023

Next business relocates as Oakengates Telford Towns Fund plans progress

Some'Ink Different, a renowned tattoo studio, has successfully relocated in Oakengates as plans advance to transform the town under the Telford Towns Fund programme.

The business has officially moved from Unit 22, Limes Walk to Unit 1, New Street in Oakengates. 

This relocation follows the earlier approval of planning permission, paving the way for the transformation of the 1960s shopping precinct into a modern, welcoming shopping experience which creates a vibrant and thriving community space for residents and visitors.

Demonstrating the council's commitment to supporting local businesses affected by the plans, Telford & Wrekin Council assisted business owner Rob Saxon in finding a suitable property nearby that aligns with the needs of the business, enabling it to grow and prosper.

In addition, Some'Ink Different has been awarded Telford & Wrekin Council Pride in Our High Street grant funding. 

The grant has contributed to property facade improvements and the installation of new signage, enhancing the visual appeal of the new premises and further enriching the overall aesthetic of Oakengates town centre.

Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council's Cabinet Member for Place (The Economy & Neighbourhood Services), said: "The relocation of Some'Ink Different Tattoo Studio is another significant step forward in our efforts to transform Oakengates into a vibrant town for businesses and our community. 

“We are dedicated to providing the necessary support and resources to foster a thriving local economy and create an inviting environment for residents and visitors."

Rob Saxon, Some'Ink Different Tattoo Studio business owner, shared his excitement about the move and the support received from the Council, saying: "We are thrilled to have relocated to our new premises in Oakengates with the assistance of Telford & Wrekin Council. 

“Support with the move alongside Pride in Our High Street grant funding, has been invaluable. 

“We are excited to contribute to the revitalisation of Oakengates and look forward to continuing to serve our loyal customers and new customers alike."

Sarah Williams, chair of Oakengates Chamber of Trade added: “We are thrilled to see further progress being made on the Oakengates Telford Towns Fund project. 

“We believe the relocating of businesses within the town will contribute to the ongoing transformation of Oakengates into a vibrant and thriving community, attracting more visitors and fostering economic growth. 

“We look forward to the positive impact this will have on our local businesses and the overall appeal of our town." 

This relocation signifies another significant achievement as the Telford Towns Fund Oakengates project progresses towards its next phase. 

Telford & Wrekin Council remains committed to creating a prosperous future for Oakengates and ensuring the continued growth and success of local businesses. 

Through collaboration with the community and stakeholders, the council is confident the Telford Towns Fund Oakengates project will bring about a positive transformation that benefits everyone.

To learn more about the vision for Oakengates town centre regeneration, visit