Part of Isle of Wights oldest Hardware store. Opening in 1963 our Ventnor store is the 2nd branch to open after Newport. A big part of the Ventnor community with customers knowing staff members by name. Being a seaside town the branch caters for visitors from the mainland as well as the surrounding area. A wide range of items including lighting, DIY, tools, giftware, electrical, homeware, gardening as well as a wide range of items for all decorating requirements. We work closely with local charities and recently voted UK favourite local business 2022. 


Manager Ventnor


My name is Dave and I am the manager of our Ventnor Branch.  I have been in retail since the age of 16 and joined the Hurst family in 2001, progressing to branch manager in 2011.

I feel I've become a familiar face in Ventnor, my portrait was even included in the 'Faces of Ventnor' installation during the Ventnor Fringe Festival!  I have built a strong relationship with my customers and I'm always happy to help.  I and other colleagues recently took part in a round-the-island charity bike ride raising money for local charities.  

I have lived in Ventnor for over 10 years with my family, 2 dogs and 2 cats and really feel part of the local community.

My hobbies include long walks with my family, DIY projects and science fiction.

If you are ever passing then pop in and have a chat!!