PEARTREE LIFE: Experiencing Languages

12 DAYS OF CANTON Day three - The Toolbox

Today, we are bringing you an interview done by our student Mona from France. She went to a shop called The Toolbox, which is just around the corner! The Toolbox is a wonderful example of a local Canton business, Russel and his wife have helped us many times at Peartree - especially when we lock ourselves out! We highly recommend for all your DIY needs.

What is your name and what is the name of your shop / business? 

“My name is Russell and the name of my shop is The Toolbox.”

 When did you first open? 

“6th September 1999.”

 Did you celebrate your first opening? 

“No, I just opened the shop with my wife.”

 What do you do here? What type of items do you sell? Why? 

 “I do many things in my shop because I am working independently with my wife; selling, purchasing, managing.. I sell products for the house like cleaning products and also products for building.”

 What is your best selling product? 

 “The mouse traps and poison.”

Why did you decided to open in Canton, Cardiff? 

"The locality is really good place to start a business. Every car which stops on the traffic lights just in front the shop can see his shop and they come in afterwards."

What did you do before you opened your own business? 

“I tried a lot of jobs, for example, I was a miner for few years. Later I worked in a big company as a manager (where I also took a managerial exam) and this job inspired me to open my own business.”

Do you like your job? 

“Yes, of course.”

What it is a best part of the job and the bad part of the job? 

“The customers and speaking with them.”

Contact details 
Phone: 029 2072 6728
Address: 180 Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF11 9NE

Opening Hours
Monday 9am–5:30pm
Tuesday 9am–5:30pm
Wednesday 9am–5:30pm
Thursday 9am–5:30pm
Friday 9am–5:30pm
Saturday 9am–5:30pm
Sunday Closed

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