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  • Meeting with the Prime Minister

    You will never guess who we've been talking to over the past few days via Zoom....


    1. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

    2. Leader of the Labour party, Sir Keir Starmer


    We were delighted to be invited to both calls to discuss the challenges facing small businesses at the moment and how they can be best supported. These discussions were in connection with Small Business Saturday UK which is this Saturday!


    The Rise and Rise of Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday 2020

    Small Business Saturday UK, now in its eighth year, returns on Saturday 5th December.

    Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.

    The campaign has grown significantly each year with an estimated £800m spent in small businesses across the UK on 2019's Small Business Saturday, with a record turnout of 17.6 million people choosing to shop small on the day.

    American Express created the first-ever Small Business Saturday back in 2010 in the US and has been the principal supporter of the UK event from the beginning.

    We were very pleased to be chosen to be part of Small Biz 100 last year and to be included in this fantastic cause.



    Notes: Top image taken during the discussions with the Prime Minister, Whalley Warm & Dry (represented by Lisa), Wild Oats Natural FoodsPerky Blenders Coffee RoastersDJV Boutique IpswichHouse of Rothach and Small Business Saturday director Michelle Ovens

  • Black Friday with a difference – supporting Mind, the mental health charity!

    Mind, the mental health charity have declared Christmas a mental health emergency so we will be donating 50% of our profits from online sales tomorrow, Black Friday, to try and help.⁣⁣ ⁣

    The challenges of 2020 have been tough for everyone. Unfortunately for many, new mental health problems have developed as a result of the pandemic, and existing mental health problems have gotten worse.

    More people have experienced a mental health crisis during the coronavirus pandemic than ever previously recorded. Mind

    We want to give back and support Mind so they can be there to help and support all those who need them at this difficult time.⁣⁣

    We would in like to thank in advance all those who choose to shop online with us tomorrow and in doing so, help us to raise money for this very worthy cause.


    We've been busy during lockdown creating a new & improved online booking form for our Specialist Boot Fitting & Customisation Service appointments.

    You can now view our appointment availability and book a confirmed fitting online in just a few quick & easy clicks. You can choose your appointment time and even your fitter (if you have a preference).

    The booking system is now live and ready for you to book appointments for when we reopen on Wednesday 2nd December.


    In light of last night's government announcement we just wanted to provide you with a quick update...

    - Firstly, we would like to say a big thank you for your continued support in these difficult times, we cannot begin to express our sincere gratitude!

    - In a change to our normal opening hours, this week we will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (9 am - 5: 45 pm)All in-store operations will be closed from Thursday 5th November in line with lockdown rules.

    - Our online shop will remain open throughout the lockdown & we will continue to respond to emails during this time

    - If you would like a Specialist Boot Fitting when we re-open in December, please sign-up to our waiting list & we will get in touch with you as soon as we are able to offer appointments.

  • All new opening hours!

    new opening hours

    From tomorrow (1st October) our opening hours will be changing to the following;


    Monday               Closed

    Tuesday               9 am – 5:45 pm

    Wednesday        9 am – 5:45 pm

    Thursday             9 am – 5:45 pm

    Friday                    9 am – 5:45 pm

    Saturday              9 am – 5:00 pm

    Sunday                 Closed


    We look forward to offering you more boot fitting appointments per day and improving the work-life balance for the Whalley Warm & Dry team!

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5:45pm
& Saturday - 9am - 5pm.