July 16, 2020 5.14 pm This story is over 46 months old

Young entrepreneur opens his first shop in Stamford

He named the watch repair business after his late father

By Local Democracy Reporter

A 21-year-old man has opened his first store in Stamford, a watch repair shop in honour of his late father.

Ross Chapman, originally from Deeping St Nicholas, is a young entrepreneur who transformed a previously vacant ‘hole in the wall’ inside a Morrisons into a repair shop.

He has been running L. Chapman Repairs online for around nine months, finding enough success to be able to move into his own retail site.

The watch repair shop will be located inside Morrisons.

L. Chapman Repairs will be run by Ross as a watch repair specialist, and is named after his dad who sadly passed away before the business began.

He opened the store alongside Councillor Bill Turner, deputy mayor of Stamford, who was impressed with the young man’s endeavour.

“It’s good to see a young entrepreneur who wants to set out his first retail side of his business in Stamford.

“I think it is always good for the town for enterprising young people to come in and bring their business here, it is great to see.”

Ross Chapman opening the store with the deputy mayor of Stamford, Bill Turner.

Ross said: “I’m really excited to meet more people in Stamford and get their timepieces ticking once again, we can also give watches a brand-new look with our selection of straps.

“This has been a dream of mine and to see it finally complete is great, it started off as just an empty hole in the wall and is now my shop.”

The store has PPE available as well as social distancing measures and signage to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.