LONG TIME business owner Martin Connellan celebrated 28 years since he opened Bromsgrove Cobbler with a visit from Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid last Friday.

Mr Connellan has spent the last 18 months getting his new shop, which has opened opposite the old one, ready for the town.

He decided he needed a bigger space because “business has been going very well.”

On August 10 Mr Connellan and his staff popped the champagne, shared delicious cakes and spoke warmly of the Church Street business which has been very useful to locals over the years.

Staff members at Bromsgrove Cobbler, past and present, have cut keys, repaired shoes, made trophies and much more for almost three decades.