Boost for Eve & Ranshaw following TV appearance

David Sandwith, the owner of Eve & Ranshaw in Louth. EMN-150629-110010001
David Sandwith, the owner of Eve & Ranshaw in Louth. EMN-150629-110010001

The owner of Eve & Ranshaw has hailed the success of the store’s appearance on Channel Four documentary series ‘Running The Shop’.

David Sandwith, who has owned the store for almost 40 years, told the Leader: “I think the feedback has been phenomenal, and people seem pleased that we have done it.

“It’s hopefully going to be quite good for us, and raise 
our profile a bit.

“One of the most satisfying things was the way the staff have all reacted and worked together, and they’ve learned a lot about themselves and their relationships with the others.

“I’ve ended up with a really strong and cohesive unit.

“I’m not that frightening but before they wouldn’t ever come and see me, and now they come and see me all the time! We have regular meetings, not just with heads of departments but with all of us - that’s really a 
huge positive.”

Mr Sandwith said that he regretted that some of his positive comments about Louth’s high street, community, and tourist attractions were edited out of the documentary, which 
 aired on Tuesday June 23.

When asked about celebrity entrepreneur Hilary Devey’s contribution to the Eve & Ranshaw team during the filming, 
Mr Sandwith said: “There wasn’t one idea from her.

“She said that Eve & Ranshaw is like somewhere her mother would have taken her in the 1950s, which is quite negative and 
nasty stuff.

“I think a lot of it is said for effect, and we’ve got to be realistic about all that.”

Mr Sandwith added: “I’ve had some lovely letters, it’s very heartwarming and makes you think that ‘I’m glad I am doing what I’m doing’, and it’s nice to know that the staff enjoy what they’re doing.”