We shared the news that two local men are opening a new tile shop and warehouse in Carlisle after decades of experience in the industry.

Mark Bell and Paul Harrington both worked at CTD Tiles in Carlisle for many years before deciding to go it alone after receiving some financial backing.

The shop, called the Cumbria Tile Centre, is set to open for the first time on Saturday, December 2 with plans for both a retail and a trade section underway.

Here's how readers reacted.

Annabelle Connelly said: "All the best guys," and Karl Daniel said: "Amazing good luck lads."

Paula Stevenson said: "All the best to you."

Steven Armstrong and Mark Beattie also wished them luck.

Elaine Rouse said: "All the best guys."

Kelly Gaffney also said: "Good to luck you both."

The Facebook page Georgian House Hotel commented: "Good luck on your new venture Mark."

Mark Tolley said: "Congrats, Mark. Wishing you both the best of luck," and Baz Charters said: "Good luck both with your new business."

Jen Hewitt said it was 'brilliant news', and Ewa Brzeska said: "Good luck. Mark’s customer service is amazing so I’m sure it’ll be a success."

Kay Hendren added: "Good luck Harry and Mark. We’ll be coming to see you soon."

Many other readers including Angela Robinson, Percy Poppet, Patricia Hutton, Alan Martin and Rachel Mitchell wished the pair good luck with their new business venture.