The Winch and Blatch Story
by Val Orange
We were very pleased to welcome our W.I. Advisor Julie Higgins to our April meeting who joined members to hear our speaker Judith Blatch from Winch and Blatch, the Merchandising director and wife of the Managing director of the small family run department store based in Sudbury, Suffolk.
Judith gave an excellent presentation on the history of the family, buildings and ethos of the business with illustrations and customer comments.
Judith’s engaging narrative was much enjoyed and prompted many questions about future trends and discussion on ways to improve the customer experience.
Plans were revealed for the celebration of the Institutes 90th birthday later in the year before having refreshments followed by a quiz on Styles through the ages where you had to guess what era each may be from, very tricky!!