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Charles Clinkard to close stores on Boxing Day and New Year's Day to reward staff

Jeremy Lim
16 November 2021

Footwear retailer Charles Clinkard has announced it will not be opening its stores on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day to reward staff for their hard work and efforts.

The family-owned retailer will close all 26 of its retail stores in the UK so its 300 employees can spend more time with their families and loved ones during the Christmas holiday season.

Charles Clinkard retail stores will close for Christmas Day and Boxing Day on Christmas Eve, and will reopen again on 27 December. Stores will close for New Year’s Day on 31 December before opening again from 2 January 2022.

Tim Payne, Managing Director at Charles Clinkard, said: "As a thank you to all our colleagues for their incredible hard work over the past year, we are closing all of our retail stores to give everyone a much-deserved break. The past year has been tough on everybody and particularly the retail sector, but we’ve managed to come out on the other side largely because of the amazing people at Charles Clinkard who have worked tirelessly throughout this period, and their efforts have been hugely appreciated."

Sophie Bolas from the Wetherby branch added: "Christmas is a time for families, so I’m absolutely delighted that Charles Clinkard has decided to thank their staff with such a lovely gesture. The last 18 months have been extremely challenging and turbulent times, so to be able to spend time with my loved ones this Christmas means the world to me."

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