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About Us at Keyishoes
Keyishoes was formed from a melting pot of ideas to bring together multiple services both cutting edge and traditional, but in a convenient and cost effective way.
Partner Simon Richardson started as a trainee shoe repairer back in the mid 80ís inspired by his Grandfather who ran a traditional shoe repair shop in London for over 50 years! Having spent time working with his grandfather as a youngster, when the opportunity to train in the same trade came along, Simon jumped at the chance. On completing his training he was soon managing various outlets for a national company.
In 1992 Simon left the industry to pursue an alternative career. Seventeen years later however, Simon saw an opportunity to start his new business! The industry had changed dramatically. Shoe repairers had dwindled, but new technology had emerged. Unfortunately, most shoe repairers had left the high street and their customers had decided they preferred the convenience of out of town shopping. But sadly, the shoe repairers hadnít followed!
Keyishoes was born, bringing back traditional quality shoe repairs to a convenient out of town location in Kingstown, Carlisle. More than that though, a host of new additional services were available, including our main stay and cutting edge, Car Key & Remote Programming service, Key Cutting, Dry Cleaning by Johnsons the Cleaners, Sharpening Services, Watch Battery Replacement and most recently, Trophies & Signs.
All of this is available from our unique mobile trailer shop in the Currys PC World & Homebase Car Park with plenty of FREE parking. We are in the ideal location for shoppers visiting any of the retail stores including Asda and just a stones-throw from junction 44 of the M6 and the Carlisle Northern Development Route. This means we are easy to reach from almost any direction, whether from West Cumbria, South West Scotland or the North East. In fact we have many customers who commute from all around the country come and visit us to avail themselves of our convenient services.
So what have we discovered about our business proposition, since we started? We have learned that consumers and the local motor industry are pleased to have an alternative route to a genuine spare remote car key without having to resort to the franchise dealership. We have learned that in the current economic climate, customers are thrilled to find a traditional shoe repairer on their doorstep and those who are environmentally aware would rather repair than throw-away. Others are pleased that they donít have to cart their dry cleaning into town and can conveniently drop them off and collect them at our shop.
So why not, stay a while, look around our site, pay us a visit, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. If you have used our services before and would like to comment, you can even leave your testimonial using our online contact us form