Watch repairer declares it’s time for move to Peterborough

A young entrepreneur who has built up his own business repairing luxury watches is expanding with a move to Peterborough.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 5:10 am
Watch repairer Ross Chapman at work.

Ross Chapman (22) is opening an appointment-only boutique repair and service centre in the Courtyard Business Park, in Norfolk Street, for his business called L Chapman Repairs.

The move comes after Ross decided his business was fast outgrowing its previous premises in a kiosk in the Morrisons supermarket in Stamford.

He said: “I’m really excited to be coming to Peterborough in a perfect location just five minutes from Peterborough railway station.

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“I absolutely loved every minute in our Stamford store, but the business is getting bigger and we need some more space for our customers.”

The former gymnastics instructor from Deeping St Nicholas said: “I will definitely miss seeing my regular customers but I am looking forward to welcoming anyone who is looking for a repair to a watch, clock or jewellery and would ask them to book an appointment on our website.”

Bookings are being accepted from the official launch day on April 12 and Covid-19 measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of customers.

Ross, who created the business last year and has named its after his late father, was determined not to let the Covid lockdowns get in the way and found ways to continue serving his customers.

As well as using the website at www.l-chapman-repairs.com/ to allow customers to book appointments, he set up a postal and safe pick-up/drop-off service.

Ross also carries out watch battery replacements, polishing, servicing, glass replacements and bracelet re-pins.