A NEW shop is coming to The Grove, in Ilkley, and its owners have declared they have found the 'perfect spot'.

The Yorkshire Soap Company, an independent retailer, is due to open its doors in September to offer a range of luxurious but affordable products.

Owners Marcus Doyle and Warren Booth said that they have been on the lookout for a premises in Ilkley for years, but now they feel they have found the perfect spot.

“Ilkley is very personal to us as it is a place we have always visited on days off to relax, walk and shop, steeped in history, beautiful views, fantastic shopping and with a great sense of community and abundant in Yorkshire pride”

“We had previously asked our customers on social media and our customer database where they would like to see the next Yorkshire Soap Company store and Ilkley was always at the top of the list so it made sense to open there next.”

“We are incredibly proud of what our team has achieved and we are very excited to throw open our doors to the Ilkley store this September and welcome everyone to our small but growing brand,” Marcus said.

The store will sell a range of beautifully crafted bath and body care products, hand-made soaps, candles and home scents.

The pair say that they are inspired by everything from artisan sweet shops to the travelling circus and they have always wanted to construct a ‘truly magical retail experience’ and create an 'irresistible and inviting space' that everyone can enjoy and afford.

Previously, the duo opened a store in Otley back in 2007 but closed a few years later in 2011 due to business changes and company plans.

Warren said: “We had grown an amazing customer loyalty whilst the Otley shop traded, and it was a no-brainer that we returned to the nearby town of Ilkley and re-introduce ourselves to the fabulous people of the Wharf Valley.”

The company is currently recruiting a full retail team consisting of a store manager, store assistant manager, store supervisor and retail sales team members, adding to the town’s employment diversity and prospects.

Other Yorkshire Soap stores are located in Leeds, Harrogate, York, Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Beverley.

The pair hope that the new store will add a little bit of ‘soapy magic’ to Ilkley, and be the "go-to" shopping destination for gifts and 'little indulgences'.