A HOME interiors business has joined forces with a hardware giant to provide a one-stop shop for all household needs.

Ponden Home has invested in a new concession within Homebase’s Hexham store, creating five new jobs in the process.

Ponden, which has stores across the country, specialises in homeware, curtains, bedding and furniture.

The firm’s managing director, Jason Anderson, said: “We are confident our focus on quality products at outstanding value will resonate perfectly with Homebase’s customers. It is exciting to be part of this project and to continue to grow our retail footprint.

“Our opening in Hexham marks one of the first of our partnership as we offer customers a one-stop shop for their home needs.”

Damian McGloughlin, chief executive of Homebase, said: “We’re really pleased to announce a partnership with Ponden Home.

“The range of homeware, curtains and bedding will complement the decorating and accessories we already have available for customers, giving them even more choice.

“This marks another important milestone as we continue to rebuild Homebase.”

As part of its launch day, the first 20 visitors to find envelopes hidden around the store were rewarded with vouchers to spend in store.