The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has kicked off its third annual Regional Meetings tour.
The event launched today, with the first session taking place in Bristol this afternoon.
The Regional Meetings, which aim to bring retail members together to network, learn more about how the CMJ operates and give feedback on the group’s strategy, will take place throughout May and June.
The sessions include an update from the CMJ Board of directors and chief executive officer on the CMJ’s 2020 Vision, while there will also be short presentations to introduce the CMJ website’s new members area and to highlight the extensive marketing support available through the CMJ.
Attendees will hear presentations by HR specialists and there will be also be a talk on security, identifying potential crime, how to prevent crime and the latest information on cyber crime.
A total of 12 meetings will take place across the UK and Ireland.
Seven of the venueswill include an optional ‘Social Media & Visual Merchandising’ morning course on the day of the meeting. The courses will give retailers the chance to garner insights and top tips from industry experts to kit out a business for success.
CMJ chief executive Willie Hamilton said of the tour: “As the CMJ’s membership has grown over the past few years, we have listened to retailers who have told us they would like to network on a more regular basis in smaller, informal groupsas well as at our major events. Our retail members have found these meetings an extremely worthwhile opportunity to come together to interact, share information and benefit from the support of being part of the CMJ family. We have a wealth of expertise within our group, and we hope that once again members will return to their independent businesses feeling inspired.
“Of course, it is important to reiterate that while we support our members’ needs and encourage them to attend and benefit from these events, as ever they always remain truly independent and free to run their businesses however they choose.”
Now in its third year, CMJ Regional Meetings have increased in attendance and the CMJ has received positive feedback from those who have attended.The Regional Meetings continue on Thursday May 5, when the CMJ team will be in Newmarket. The tour will come to a close in Gatwick on June 16. CMJ members can book online at masterjewellers.co.uk.