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BHS returns to the high street

British Home Stores is making a return to UK high streets.

Qatari group Al Mana is opening concessions in nine branches of department store chain Beales.

Earlier this week BHS’s website changed to a message saying ‘the lights will be back on soon’ (pictured).

The roll-out could be widened in the spring if it is judged a success. BHS had 60 stores when it collapsed in 2016.

is set to make a limited return to UK high streets after the brand's Qatari owners reached a concessionaire agreement with Beales, a privately owned department store group.

Tony Brown, Beales chief executive told the Financial Times: ‘They are passionate about getting the brand back onto the UK high street, and so am I.’

Brown, who was BHS retail director for seven years until 2008, said : It’s an ideal marriage. Different concessions - menswear, womenswear, homewares and lighting - will be trialled in different locations. It’s to understand if the brands can still resonate with the customer.’