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  1. No it never was, both Tim & Glen were the 'face' of Glenway but I think a restructure took place and they have withdrawn from a lot of activity including supporting exhibitions and the trade by being involved with Cutting Edge. Tim has retired early and Glen is now with SDL who are showing a great deal of support for our trade, taking up the space Glenway have left. Whether this means Glenway are going in a completely different direction or not I have no idea but very pleased that SDL (Glen) have already shown support for CE long may it continue.
  2. Announcement yesterday in the mini budget, every employee you bring back off furlough and still employ by January 2021 you will receive £1000
  3. Equally If it's making too much noise it could be costing you money
  4. I don't believe there's any set data for the machines. There's a lot can affect noise levels that aren't to do with the machine itself as well.
  5. I don't see the issue being with the thread size running through the machine you will have issues with it's the bobbins that limit the thread due to the tensioner and capacity. 24 needles are the largest we sell but only for the strength of the material they have to go through - from the chart the TEX of usual patcher thread is around 75 so 18/19 needles are more commonly used.
  6. Is it for glass? We have soluble oil but can't get it to you that quickly maybe worth trying google for cutting fluid in your area I'm sure it's the same stuff as engineers use otherwise screwfix sell WD40 cutting oil which may help you short term
  7. It's very much a case of negotiation, you can force furlough employees to take holiday by "shutting" your workplace for a period of time but then full pay must be given not just the 80% but it's better to have a sensible negotiated way of helping each other - https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus/using-holiday
  8. We are a fairly small company and we will be relaxed about holidays I can't see there being much work for the near future anyway but St John Ambulance which has around 2000 employees is asking for those on furlough to take holiday days as a gesture but can't enforce it they can though carry up to 10 days over to next year as well to help when business starts returning.
  9. I think its highly likely, the limit for rates grant is £51000 so it may well be some of their shops are in that bracket but not too many. Even if it's half that it's a fair amount but how much have they lost and will do so x 2000 odd shops? £5 million per week?
  10. @Count Muppet in England - i wonder whether there is a way to find out what grants any company got from the government during lockdown. was the £10k payment many of you got a loan or a payment? And would Timpson have got this per shop too? For businesses in the retail, hospitality or leisure sectors: providing £25,000 grants per property, for each property with a rateable value over £15,000 and below £51,000; and £10,000 per property, for each property with a rateable value of £15,000 or less. The payment was per property, knowing Timpsons that would be £25000 for most shops so a fair bit but tax will be paid on this amount if a profit is shown for the year. And don't forget there is also a rates holiday. I notice James said on Twitter they received around £20million for the gov although this is furlough add on the rates and that is some amount (2000 shops x £25k....). Interestingly that was a big big decision for them to open now as they will not get any furlough for June for employees back at work unlike in July when you can get payments for part of the month if you're workforce are returning part time
  11. Why don't you use a cutter with the nose cone? If you put tape over the item first it shouldn't leave any drag marks
  12. W.J.French & Son a long standing shoe repair shop in Southampton featured on the BBC today https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-53033071?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5ee509b2da511906610dfa99%26200-year-old family shoe shop to reopen%262020-06-13T17%3A30%3A15.180Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:2883e092-a4ba-424d-b2ea-263e805c31d7&pinned_post_asset_id=5ee509b2da511906610dfa99&pinned_post_type=share
  13. Dr Marten soles are most definitely available whereabouts in London are you?
  14. You are completely correct most shops I have been in have their toilets closed with signs up, those that have them open have more than one loo and are able to close some to keep distance. It's not good news for those out of their homes if they need to go but it's what it is at the moment. The only other way if you don't mind them using is to introduce measures to make it safer like asking them to wear a face covering, gloves (dispose of straight away) and clean the toilet after use.
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