Who we are
Saymor has been a staple in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire retail for twenty-five years. Currently run by David and Sally Say, Saymor prides itself on great customer service, product knowledge, and experience.
David’s parents, Nick and Lynn, started Saymor in 1991, with David serving the company as a driver and sales person. Nick Say took on the role immediately of Managing Director, while Lynn served as Company Secretary. Nick’s previous experience in working for Debenhams for almost a decade and a half, as well as his role as Divisional Managing Director of the Wade Furniture Group, gave him the background and knowledge he needed to form a successful company of his own.
The first Saymor Furnishers store opened its doors to the people of Abergavenny in December of 1991, selling beds and mattresses – still a specialism of Saymor today. A year later in 1992, another store was opened in Stroud, and the business continued to expand with the addition of the Ross-on-Wye store five years later in 1997. This new opening also marked Saymor’s expansion into bedroom furniture and upholstery.
In 1998, David briefly left the company to explore opportunities further afield, working for an overland adventure company in South America for a couple of years. During his time overseas, David met his future wife Sally and finally returned home to Gloucestershire in 2001. While David was away the Abergavenny store was closed, and more focus was put on developing the other locations. In 2007, Saymor in Ross-on-Wye relocated to its current position in Cantilupe Road, boasting a bigger and better showroom.
This expansion was a great success for Saymor and in 2009, David took the position of Sales Director, with Sally joining a couple of years later as Marketing & Office Manager. Growing from strength to strength, last year was a particularly memorable for the Saymor team as we celebrated our 25th year in business. In 2017, Nick and Lynn also passed the baton on to the next generation and David became the new Managing Director.
Saymor is proud to boast a fantastic team of experienced staff, most of whom serve as both sales staff and drivers, allowing them to follow each purchase from its initial stages through to completion. Our staff have a great knowledge of the areas we serve and a loyalty to the local people.
Saymor remains a family business and is heavily invested in serving Gloucestershire and Herefordshire and its neighbouring areas. The family recently relocating to the Stroud Valleys, having lived near Ross-on-Wye for over eighteen years.