HAVING the country’s largest Yankee Candle department is the aim of store boss Simon Yates.

The Ena Mill store he owns in partnership with John Addis, recently celebrated its first birthday by doubling the size of its Yankee Candle department to more than 1,000 square feet featuring over 120 fragrances – one of the biggest in the country.

Mr Yates said: "Yankee Candles are a massive draw for us and our vision is to have the largest Yankee Candle department in the country.

“When we share updates on our Facebook page about new Yankee Candle fragrances and offers, they always prompt the most comments. It’s the one most people come and ask for.”

The mill shopping destination has already expanded twice in the last 12 months to meet demand - making a total space of 50,000 square feet. And in May, Ena Mill was one of only three North West retail destinations to be shortlisted as Coach Monthly's Coach Friendly Shopping Destination of the Year.