Funding arrives just In-Time

Funding arrives just In-Time

Southport-headquartered In-Time Watch & Jewellery Repairs has expanded with the opening of a new head office and workshop after securing a £330,000 loan from Barclays.

In-Time has been in the watch repairs business since 1981 and is one of the largest employers of watchmakers and watch technicians in the country.

The business operates 54 watch and jewellery repair outlets in department stores and shopping centres across the UK.

Members of the public can take a watch requiring attention directly to a branch or send it by post to the new state-of-the-art workshop in Southport.

The new premises double the company’s capacity for watch repairs with a new state-of-the-art workshop and include significant investment to support most prestige brands.

Finance director Bob Allen said: “Our mission is to provide the highest possible quality of customer service and satisfaction from dedicated, highly skilled and experienced staff, who are always ready to go the extra mile to please their customers.”

The company’s turnover has been growing in the region of 10% year-on-year and the workforce has built to 170 people with a further 18 people employed at branches operated by self-employed managers.

The company opened its first in-line shop in the St Georges Centre,  Preston on 7 June and is currently planning more openings in department stores and shopping centres to establish In-Time as the UK’s No.1 Watch and Jewellery Care Specialists.