Praise for family jewellery business

A JEWELLERS in Workington has received presents and thank you cards for its exceptional service to customers.

Sinclair’s Jewellers of Workington Town Centre has been praised by customers for adapting to the coronavirus pandemic.

The family jewellery business has been offering a delivery service during the Covid-19 outbreak so that those who are shielding can still buy gifts for their loved ones.

Current owner Ross Sinclair said: “It was my grandad John who set the business up going on 75 years ago, we all worked together at one point.”

Ian Sinclair later took the reigns before handing over to his son Ross.

Ross said: “For the last 18 years I’ve been running it myself, we’re into the fourth generation now my daughter’s started with us now.

“It’s nice, I think it helps that we’re family owned.”

The business started out in Maryport and has held a number of premises in Workington since then. Sinclair’s moved into the heart of the town on Risman Place 15 years ago.

“It’s brought us right into the centre” said Ross.

And the business is still moving with the times, a reinforced hygiene regime has been brought in to the business for trading post-coronavirus with signs advising shoppers on social distancing guidelines.

Sinclair’s has been running competitions through their Facebook page on national holidays for customers to win items of jewellery.

Ross said: “It was good to let people know that we’re still out there.”

The store recently received flowers for their hard work with a card thanking them for their “fantastic service, a true family business.”

Ross has found the new delivery service to be a valuable addition to the business: “It was myself and my daughter delivering around the local area. You could keep your distance but have a chat with the customers. We enjoyed it as much as the customers appreciated it.”

Ross thanked long standing customers for their support.

The printed version of this article included a photograph of someone from our archive who is no longer with the company. We apologise for this unfortunate mistake. 

Ann C. Toledo

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