Celebrity News

Dean Westmoreland Wikipedia, Age, Wife, Height, Married, Repair Shop, Cobbler, Yorkshire Sole

Dean Westmoreland Biography – Dean Westmoreland Wiki

Dean Westmoreland is a British shoemaker/cobbler and expert on The Repair Shop on BBC. He is the owner of Yorkshire Sole, an award-winning shoe repair business based in Shipley, Bradford, England, United Kingdom.

After nine years in the trade working at various cobblers across the North of England, Westmoreland entered and won the prestigious UK Shoe Repairer of the Year in 2016. This instilled the belief he could practice the craft under his own ethos, one of no compromises on materials or workmanship and a genuine quality before profit approach. In 2017 Yorkshire Sole was born in his Bradford hometown.

“It’s all about micro-detail to me, small things like cleaning and polishing the uppers on all repairs as standard, using brass nails in heels instead of steel, using hand tools, hand welting and treating each pair of shoes as my own. All this and more seemed to have been forgotten,” expert cobbler Westmoreland said.

Yorkshire Sole specialises in all shoe repair, in particular Goodyear welted footwear from dress shoes such as Crockett & Jones, Trickers, Loake, Cheaney, Church, Oliver Sweeney, Barker, Jeffrey West, Sanders and more. Fashion and work boots such as Redwing, Wolverine, Thoroughgood and many more.

Prior to becoming a business owner, Bradford award-winning cobbler Westmoreland served as a cobbler and store manager at Craggs Shoe Repairs Ltd from Jan 2016 – Aug 2017. He was a Shoe Restorer & Apprentice Shoemaker at Peters Restorers & Shoemakers from Jun 2015 – Jan 2016, as well as a Store Manager at Kwik Service from Oct 2010 – Jun 2015. He also worked as a Cobbler & manager at Timpson Limited from Jun 2006 – Sep 2010 and as a Footwear SpecialistFootwear Specialist at JJB Sports from Sep 2003 – Jun 2006.

Westmoreland won the U.K. Rendenbach Shoe Repairer of the Year (2015) award associated with Craggs Repairs Limited and the UK Rendenbach Shoe Repairer of the Year 2016 associated with Peters Restorers & Shoemakers. Both awards were issued by Joh Rendenbach in September 2015 and September 2016, respectively, according to his Linkedin profile.

Dean Westmoreland Age

The Repair Shop’s Dean Westmoreland was born in February 1984 in Clayton, Bradford, England. He is 40 years old as of 2024.

Dean Westmoreland Wife

Is Dean Westmoreland married? He is married to his wife Leigh Westmoreland. Dean and Leigh got engaged in March 2018. He announced the good news of their engagement on Instagram, writing, “She said yes! None of my achievements over the last 7 years would have been possible without this lady and her love & support. I’m a lucky man,” alongside photos of the proposal.

Dean Westmoreland Family

The Repair Shop expert Dean Westmoreland and his wife, Leigh Westmoreland, are parents to sons, Oscar and Otis.

Dean Westmoreland Repair Shop

Yorkshire master cobbler Dean Westmoreland is an expert on The Repair Shop. He made his TV debut on BBC1’s The Repair Shop in 2021 to take on the important task of repairing the treasured pair of running shoes that sprinted athlete Audrey Brown to silver in the 4x100m relay at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, in front of Adolf Hitler.

Audrey ran for the Birchfield Harriers in Birmingham and championed women in sport. She died in 2005, at the age of 92, and left her grandson Tom Wenham the precious bespoke leather running spikes wrapped in a tea towel, but they were so severely damaged that he had not dared to touch them.

Dean Westmoreland Height

How tall is Dean Westmoreland? The shoe restorer hasn’t revealed his height.


He is of British nationality.


Dean Westmoreland’s Instagram is @dean_westmoreland.