The Wool Merchant, The shops at Dartington, Shinners Bridge, Dartington. DEVON TQ9 6TQ
Open 7 days a week
Tel: 01803 866499
Come and visit us in Dartington
It is with sadness that we have had to close the Tiverton branch of The Wool Merchant and I would like to thank all our loyal customers for their continued support. Dawn Jane and Chris look forward to seeing you at the New Dartington shop which having been open now for 6 months is proving very successful.
In appreciation of our loyal customers we are offering 10% off at the Dartington shop and will soon be issuing loyalty cards. Just bring along any receipts from either shop. When they add up to £100 you will be entitled to the loyalty discount. To our longstanding customers from Tiverton don't worry if you can't find or haven't kept all your receipts....we know who you are and you will be made very welcome at the new shop.
If you can keep your business
When all about are losing theirs, and blaming it on recession and the internet
If you can trust yourself when all the odds are stacked against you
But turn a profit, not be in debt
If you can wait for business rates to be assessed, and not be tired of waiting, or being lied to by cold callers claiming that appeal success may grant relief
Or paying through the nose to trade, while high streets fail, and come to grief
And yet appeal, achieve a hearing and still fail.
If you can dream that working hard would bring fair gain, and not expect it so
If you can think of a living wage ad not make profit your aim
If you can meet the rent and rates and beat recession and online trading
If you can bear to hear that government delayed assessing rates for fear of losing revenue, only to reduce two years too late
Or watch whilst those who wield the power waste funding promised for improvements and ape around while shops fall empty
If you can work all hours, and take no gain from your own labours
If you can force hour heart and nerve and sinew to serve your customers and so hold on
When there is nothing in you
Except the will that says 'hold on!'
If you can talk with suppliers who are failing, cutting back, or struggling to survive - and still have stock
If neither council nor landlord can help
If all your loyal customers by their support can't win
If all your friends and family, volunteers and staff through their undying efforts and support cannot prevail
If you can fill the unforgiving till with coin
Yours is the Net Profit and all its benefit
And, which is more, you'll be in trade, my friend.
with apologies to Rudyard Kipling...