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Emma Robb is the 6th generation to join Spalding shoe shop

The sixth generation will be joining a family business but will be bringing a new service to help look after the area’s feet.

Emma Robb will be following in her mum Kate’s footsteps by joining the team at Gibbs of Spalding, in Hall Place.

But she will be bringing an additional service to the store after qualifying as a foot health professional.

Emma Robb is the sixth generation to join Gibbs of Spalding (42647894)
Emma Robb is the sixth generation to join Gibbs of Spalding (42647894)

Emma (24) will be able to provide help with toe nail trimming, verruca management when her practice opens on Monday, October 19.

She said: “Being the sixth generation to work in the shop does make me feel that there is a legacy to uphold.

“Retail is changing so we thought this would be a really good opportunity to try something different and provide an additional service for our customers.”

Emma Robb is the sixth generation to join Gibbs of Spalding (42647879)
Emma Robb is the sixth generation to join Gibbs of Spalding (42647879)

The Gibbs family have been helping to look after the area’s feet for more than 100 years.

Emma, who had studied design at university, was inspired to follow in the family tradition but wanted to bring something different to the store.

She said: “I enjoy being in the shop but I also thought what else I could offerto the business at the same time and that is where the idea of training in foot health came from.

“I wanted to add a new service to the shop along with having that customer contact as well.”

Emma undertook a six month training course in King’s Lynn and qualified over a month ago.

She can provide help with corns, hard skin and ingrowing toe nails. Appointments start from

Builders are currently in theHall Place store creating a clinic room for Emma.

She is looking forward to welcoming her first customer to the clinic room, which opens on Monday.

Emma said: “I know that a lot of people do have problems getting to their feet so this will make a big difference to their lives.

“A lot of people will desperately need help
after being unable to get
their feet sorted during lockdown.

“We spend so much time on our feet that it is important that we do look after them.”

To celebrate the opening of this exciting new service, Emma is offering £10 off the first appointment for Lincolnshire Free Press readers.

Please present thevoucher printed below at Gibbs. No photocopies will be accepted. Only one voucher per customer.

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