Stay Switched on at Northern Vacuums

Stay Switched on at Northern Vacuums

For more than 60 years electrical engineers Northern Vacuums limited has been Cumbria’s leading electrical appliance retailer equipping the homes of thousands of families with the household goods needed to keep their homes running efficiently.

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Established back in 1956, the business was run by Harold and his son Bill at premises in the old Viaduct before relocating to the Old Globe Lane where the Lanes Shopping Centre currently stands. Today the family run business operates from its current location in Abbey Street where it has stood since 1980.


What began as a father and son team selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door has evolved into a well established independent family business. Known across the county as the leading stockist of household appliances and white goods, the business has played a prominent role in many homes across the county.

Operating with a team of 13, manager, Peter Maxwell said: “I believe the reason we have been so successful for so long is down to the friendly atmosphere and quality products. Many of the reviews mention the helpfulness offered up by the staff and we pride ourselves on this.”



Stocking a wide range of white goods, including fridges, freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers as well as built in appliances, microwaves and not forgetting vacuum cleaners, customers certainly won’t find a better choice of products coupled with six decades of expert advice than at Northern Vacuums.

Placing impeccable customer service at the top of their agenda, staff at Northern Vacuums ensures the sale, delivery and fitting of any new appliance runs without a glitch. The team are also on hand to take on any repairs in their onsite repair shop should a bit of TLC be needed.

Over the past six decades, the business has received nothing but five-star reviews, with customers rating the outstanding advice, best prices and excellent customer service, with one loyal customer stating: ‘I wouldn’t shop anywhere else’. And why would they? Featuring a wide variety of leading names including BEKO, Hotpoint, Neff and Smeg, Northern Vacuums is your one-stop-shop for quality home appliances.

From trailing the streets hoping to make a sale, to their impressive showroom in Abbey Road, Northern Vacuums has continued to go from strength to strength.

Having run for over 60 years the business is now synonymous in Carlisle with high end, quality white goods. The shop harks back to the days of Great British friendly family run suppliers. Fusing traditional qualities with modern technological advancements, Northern Vacuums offers a range of goods to suit all styles and budgets.

Northern Vacuums LTD is located at 10 Abbey Street Carlisle CA3 8TX. Opening times: Monday to Friday 9 – 5pm and Saturday 9 – 4pm. Call 01228 525987 for more information or visit to view their extensive range of household appliances.

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