Est. 1912

 

The Moors family business began trading way back in 1912, only 5 shops down the road from our current shop in Westbourne.

We are proud to be a family business which has been passed Father to Son 4 times, a real 4th generation business. Alongside this, we are the oldest established business in Westbourne, holding our place amongst some of the oldest businesses within the entire Bournemouth and Poole area.

Take a look at our 100th year editorial in the Bournemouth Echo in 2012. Bournemouth Echo

 

My brother Ian retired from the business in March 2018, after 18 years as partners running Moors Brothers MBE. With Ian retired, Andy and Dave are now the new blood in the business. Both bringing their own specialist set of skills; Andy's attention to detail in engraving & design are second to none, whilst Dave's passion & expertise with shoe repair is unrivalled.

 

We receive shoe and boot repairs from all over the World; from old customers that have moved away to new customers from recommendation or social media. Our ever growing Instagram pages help to show the true workmanship that goes into our engraving and shoe repairs. Follow us and you’ll see a picture truly does paint a thousand words.

With 108 years in the shoe repairing business behind us, we are now one of only a few shops within this country that can be proud to say they are an authorised Diamond Vibram repairer.

Alongside our highly successful shoe repair, key cutting & engraving core foundations, we also very proud to be widely acknowledged as the largest supplier of specialist sailing awards in the UK & Europe. Allowing us to export sailing awards of the highest quality all around the World.

 

Our extensive engraving knowledge comes from dealing with all varieties of jobs, from a simple pet disc to a NASA space helmet and valve. We have experience engraving many specialist materials including acetal, stainless steel, titanium and metal fabrics, usually for military equipment needing official NATO serial numbers (NSN).

Our business may have evolved more than my Father, Grandfather, or Great-grandfather could ever have imagined, but our promise is still the same as it was way back in 1912: To deliver a world class service with friendly local face