Lily Arkwright, which operates out of Didsbury, a suburb of Manchester, will be offering its staff paid time off for two upcoming major events in the UK.

According to a Business Live report, the retailer has said it will ensure its employees are offered leave to celebrate if England’s Lionesses reach the final of Euro 2022.

England’s Women will be hoping they can go one better than the men in 2021 and get the job done in lifting the trophy but first have to get past Sweden in the semi-final at Bramall Lane tonight.


If they do get through, they will face the winners of Germany and France on 31 July, meaning Lily Arkwright staff will be able to take Monday, August 1, as paid annual leave.

The business confirmed that workers will also receive time off on Tuesday, 2 August, to allow them to enjoy the Love Island finale.

The Business Live report went into more detail on the story, publishing a joint statement from co-founders and husband and wife duo Lauren and Phil Dawson said.

They explained: “Our office has been buzzing with excitement over the past few weeks with Love Island and the Euros hot topics of discussion in our office.

“We’d already planned to give workers the morning after the Love Island finale off as it has been a big conversation throughout the summer.

“However, when the Lionesses made the Euros semi-final we knew everyone would be ecstatic if they went on to make the final and there would be some sore heads the next day.”

The statement went on: “Therefore, we decided it was right to give everyone the next morning off to also celebrate. We’re sending our best wishes to the Lionesses and keeping our fingers crossed that they’ll make the final. We’ll also be watching to see which couples make the final and who will take the Love Island crown.”

The company has previously said it will offer the winning Love Island couple an engagement ring worth up to £10,000.

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