Jewellery chain F. Hinds has cut the ribbon on store number 118, which is located in the Frenchgate Shopping Centre in Doncaster.
The company called on Doncaster Rovers’ Belles footballer Emily Simpkins to do the honours, as it celebrated the launch of its latest opening. She was assisted by Mike Harley, who has been involved with F.Hinds for nearly 38 years, moving between branches around the country where his expertise has been required.
The store will employ a seven-strong sales team, two of which have been transferred from local branches of F. Hinds, including one of the two under managers, Carol Howson. The other, Debbie Kelly, has joined from another jeweller and the rest of the team have all worked for jewellers before, including weekend staff.
“We hope that customers in Doncaster will be delighted with the style and quality of our newest store, with its impressive displays of iconic watch and jewellery brands,” stated Andrew Hinds, director and the current co-chairman of the National Association of Jewellers.
Jewellers F. Hinds was established in 1856 and some of the firm’s fascinating 160-year heritage is depicted on a large plasma TV at the store entrance. The nearest local stores to the Doncaster shop Meadowhall and Scunthorpe.