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Impartial footwear retailer marks 100 years

Dale and Steven Bruce

An unbiased footwear retailer primarily based in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire is celebrating 100 years in enterprise this yr!

Buying and selling throughout the identical household and likewise in the identical constructing for 98 years, William Bruce Footwear Specialists Ltd is marking this momentous milestone throughout the yr by gifting away a free pair of sneakers to one in every of its prospects every month.

When a buyer makes a purchase order within the retailer, referred to as WM Bruce Footwear, their particulars are entered right into a free prize draw for the entire of 2023. In January the retailer gave away a pair of Hogl sneakers, in February a pair of Ecco sneakers, and this month it was Rieker Footwear.

“Now we have chosen a unique model for every month of the yr,” defined Dale Bruce, Co-Director of WM Bruce Footwear. “Thus far the 2 girls who’ve gained the prizes got here into the store to attempt on and accumulate their most well-liked pair of sneakers.

“Now we have been posting on social media every month relating to our prize draw giveaway. We began telling folks about it in the beginning of the yr, and naturally people who entered early could have extra probabilities to win!”

To additionally elevate the corporate’s profile and consciousness of its massive birthday celebrations, Mrs Bruce and her husband Steven – who’s the fourth era of the Bruce household now working the enterprise, have sponsored and attended a charity dinner in assist of the Kids’s Hospice Affiliation Scotland. The pair have additionally supplied raffle prizes to native major colleges and sponsored the native soccer crew with an commercial board alongside its pitch, with different charitable donations all year long.

“We’re very pleased with the standard leather-based manufacturers we inventory, and likewise very grateful to our many loyal prospects,” continued Mrs Bruce. “Now we have achieved a lot by means of all of the ups and downs over the various years and we’re definitely very grateful to all our great workers members, who’ve felt like household though not all of them have been!”

Left: First era, William Bruce. Center: Second & third generations. Proper: William (Invoice), John & Steven Bruce

William Bruce, Steven’s Nice Grandfather, opened the footwear retailer in 1923 and handed the enterprise down by means of the generations. Immediately, Steven and Dale work within the store each day alongside three part-time workers members, however it has very a lot been a family-orientated enterprise with Steven’s mum nonetheless serving to out when wanted, though she retired in 2012!

Mrs Bruce added: “We nonetheless run a really conventional unbiased store with quite a lot of the identical each day runnings as our earlier generations. We deal with customer support and specialised becoming, working alongside our colleagues, all the time taking time with each buyer to swimsuit their particular person wants.”

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