Leekes Blog

  • National Gardening Week 26th April - 2nd May

    National Gardening Week is celebrated each year by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to raise awareness of all things gardening and horticulture. For many of us, we have spent the last 12 months connecting more with nature and improving our physical and mental well-being. Plants and gardens offer feel-good power, so what better time to improve your outdoor space? 5 tips to improve your outdoor space 1. Alfresco dining More than ever before we have now become more accustomed to outdoor dining.…

  • Interior design trends for 2021

    We all have big hopes for 2021 and whilst the new year might not have gotten off to the most promising of starts, there is light at the end of the tunnel. A new year brings with it optimism and change, whether that be from a health kick, a lifestyle change, or a change within the home. We have all spent so long at home that we probably have a list of tasks and jobs we want to do after staring at the same four walls for an extended period of time during the winter months. It is with this in mind…

  • How to lay the perfect Christmas table

    Now that your Christmas tree is perfectly adorned with glistening lights and baubles it's time to think about your Christmas table essentials. We have set out a guide to our top tips for preparing for the most important feast of the year. 🎄🎄🎄 1. Place settings It may seem a simple task, but laying a table correctly is an art form in itself. Once you have decided on how many courses you will be serving, you can set about choosing the correct cutlery and tableware for each…

  • Christmas at Leekes

    Love Christmas at Leekes Christmas is truly a unique time of year and whilst we know that 2020 has not been the year we all hoped it would be, maintaining a positive outlook is important in helping us all get through this together. How we celebrate this year may be a little different to usual but it is still a time to share and make memories with loved ones. Our Christmas range for 2020 has been curated to allow you to fully indulge in a theme and adorn your home with beautiful decor and decorations.…

  • Things to do during a local lockdown

    2020 may not have been the year we were expecting but there have been some positives to come out of it - perhaps you have finally gotten around to watching Game of Thrones or you have given your home and garden a complete refresh. If you have still not managed to tick things off your never ending "wish list" we have put together some ideas to help you find some local places to visit outdoors as well as some fun and practical things to do at home. Remember, all of our stores are currently open so…

  • Leekes Wins at Cardiff & South Wales Prestige Awards 2020

    Furniture Store of the Year 2020 We are delighted to announce that having been recently considered for the category of Furniture Store of the Year at the 2020 Cardiff & South Wales Prestige Awards - we have won! During the awards process over 100,000 businesses and corporate professionals, magazine contributors and subscribers were asked to nominate companies & individuals based on factors such as service, innovation, experience, sustainability and other areas, so we are very pleased to…

  • New autumn collections at Leekes

     The Casa Collection for Autumn 2020 With Autumn almost upon us it's time to embrace the new season with our latest furniture collections. Our latest Casa collection features sumptuous sofas in both leather and fabric in a range of styles, all offering superior comfort. For extra relaxation we also have a range of recliner options, meaning there has never been a better reason to curl up in front of the TV or with a good book. With open plan living being more and more prevalent we wanted to design…

  • Things to do this August bank holiday

    With the weather being decidedly changeable at the moment, we've pulled together a list of things to do this August Bank Holiday weekend.   Staying Home Saturday Night at the Movies - With indoor cinemas opening back up, you can now visit selected cinemas to watch the latest releases. If you don't fancy venturing out, it's a great idea to host a movie event at home - make your own popcorn and try out sweet and savoury flavour combinations. If the rain holds off and you're lucky enough to have…

  • Leekes Managing Director becomes Honorary Member of the Council of the NSPCC

    The Leekes Retail and Leisure Group are delighted to announce that Emma Leeke, Managing Director of Leekes Retail, has recently accepted a nomination to be appointed as an Honorary Member of the Council of the NSPCC on behalf of the business. This award has been given in recognition of the support that Leekes has given to the charity to assist with the excellent work they do with vulnerable children and families. "Over the last 15 years, with the generous support of so many people within our business…

  • Leekes Retail & Leisure Group proudly supporting our NHS in the fight against coronavirus

    The Leekes Retail and Leisure Group are proud to update you on some news On Tuesday 31st March 2020, work started to adapt the Welsh Rugby Union's training facilities at the Leekes family owned Vale Resort. This will see the facilities temporarily adapted into a field hospital providing an additional 290 beds to be used to support the work of the NHS and Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board in fighting the covid-19 pandemic. In addition, our Hensol Castle Distillery has now received accreditation to produce…

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