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Why Timpson’s arrival in Dereham could be a smart move for the town

PUBLISHED: 09:58 17 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:29 17 February 2017

Columnist Heidi Jackson.  Photo : ARCHANT.

Columnist Heidi Jackson. Photo : ARCHANT.

Copyright Archant Norfolk 2016

OPINION: Why Timpson’s arrival in Dereham could be a smart move for the town

Amidst the arrival of a Timpson store outside of Tesco in Dereham, many members of the community have been quick to claim that the services provided are overpriced.

This could well be the case, however, it was bought to my attention via social media that the company offers a courteous free service.

If an unemployed customer goes into a Timpson store and is going to a genuine job interview then the company will dry clean your outfit free of charge.

This is available from 500 stores nationwide, Dereham being included.

At a time where unemployment is at an all time high, it’s great to see such a large company offering their services to help.

This is something that you don’t see very regularly, people often say ‘you get nothing for free these days’, but Timpson has proved that wrong. First impressions are crucial and your outfit is one of the first things that will be seen by the interviewee, therefore making sure it is clean and ironed properly is important.

Many might say that they can wash their own clothes, but if a professional company is offering to do it for free then why not take them up on it? We can definitely be quick to judge large companies but sometimes they are in fact trying to help the community, similarly to smaller businesses.

5 comments

  • What an awful article! The 'reporter' has not done anything except look at some social media posts after they were brought to her attention. Sloppy and lazy don't come close!

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    POGAl

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • What an awful article! The 'reporter' has not done anything except look at some social media posts after they were brought to her attention. Sloppy and lazy don't come close!

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    POGAl

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Employment is at an all time high in the UK at the moment and so the opposite to what you are suggesting......bit poor that, still, nice photo!

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    Chris Albert

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Employment is at an all time high in the UK at the moment and so the opposite to what you are suggesting......bit poor that, still, nice photo!

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    Chris Albert

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Timpson's is a well run British Company, I have used the one in store at Sainsbury's Longwater frequently. John Timpson's philosophy is that "If you treat people well, it is blindingly obvious that they will do a good job." The company has a policy of employing ex-prisoners and runs pre-release training in several prisons. I also use the shoe mender and cleaners in Nelson Court and probably will continue to do so after this one opens at Tesco's as I do not shop there but imagine that many people will find it convenient.

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    bonnellio

    Friday, February 17, 2017

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