Clock Handyman was first opened in December 1973. My Father, a decorator and my Mother moved from the Midlands to the East Coast as my brother's health was not good and the fresh sea air would help.
My father was noticing that people were happy to do it themselves as the tools of the trade and materials were becoming engineered for the self-help, Do It Yourself (D.I.Y) market. In the same year B&Q first opened their stores so clearly this was a trend.
Opening Clock Handyman in Scarborough was a big leap of faith for my family and there were hard times, long days, short weeks and lack of disposable income. Nevertheless, the discounted DIY market was just what people wanted, a chance to improve their homes and take control of transforming the 1950's homes into the orange and brown wallpapered and avocado bathroom homes we all now remember as 'on trend' in the 1970's.
Today the business moves forward with it's core range of DIY essentials in decorating, plumbing, electrics and timber section. To complement the DIY and the transformation theme, the store includes departments for hard wearing workwear, gardening, locally forged ironmongery, key cutting service and Yankee candles.