It is with a heavy heart that we have had to close all our stores again last week due to the recent lockdown measures set in place by the UK government. There is no greater joy than inviting you into our wonderful shops to meet our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who simply love helping you to find the best footwear possible. However, all is not lost as our online E-Commerce store will remain fully operational throughout this period so please feel free to virtually browse our latest collections and iconic favourites.
There are many people that sit at the heart of our business – our dedicated team of craftsmen and women, alongside all the support staff in our factory and our in-store teams. We are our own community and everybody takes huge pride in making and supplying great footwear but it is the support of you, our customer, that drives our endeavour and we appreciate the ongoing support you have given to Cheaney.
Everybody’s health is of paramount importance and hopefully the measures we are all taking will help to secure this so that we can return to business as usual. Whilst our stores are closed, our factory remains open, albeit on reduced hours, to ensure we are still producing beautiful footwear whilst also keeping our craftsmen and women socially distanced and safe. Our office teams, including marketing, e-commerce and administration, are partly working from home and part office-based. Although this sounds like a fragmented workforce, we are united in our optimism and dedication to the future and our people. Our business is over 130 years old and has seen testing times, but we have persevered during previous adversities and have confidence that during these times, we will not only survive but thrive.
Once again, thank you to all our customers for your continued support.
Jonathan & William Church, Joint Managing Directors