A BIG-HEARTED Black Country businessman has 'cut the ribbon' on a brand-new high street furniture shop in Brierley Hill.

Mike Brown, owner of Dreamland Bedding Centre, was guest of honour at the launch of the new Mary Stevens Hospice Furniture Superstore on Brierley Hill High Street last Friday, after decades of supporting the charity with donations totalling more than £160,000.

Mike was joined by hospice CEO, Stevan Jackson, and staff from the hospice's Trading Company who have overseen the ambitious new project to open a 5,000 square foot destination superstore selling luxury, pre-loved furniture.

The move to the new unit sees the hospice end it's 14-year residence on Little Cottage Street.

Simon Henwood, head of retail operations for the Mary Stevens Hospice Group, said: “This move is made in advance of the Midland Metro arriving and to help regenerate Brierley Hill High Street, which has suffered notable closures in recent times.

"We are proud that long-time supporter and local business man Mike Brown agreed to open the new store and the grand opening was a wonderful occasion.”

The new store, which includes a drop-off and customer parking, is open for business 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.