Group describes joining the CMJ community as a “natural fit”.
The Fish Brothers Group, which includes contemporary retailer Charles Fish, has been announced as the newest member of buying group, the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ).
Fish Brothers director Samantha Hansard said the decision to join was motivated by a desire to play a greater role within the UK jewellery industry.
“The vibrant culture of the CMJ reflects what we are about as a business. The Fish Brothers Group is a family business and we are all strong team players. Belonging to the CMJ is also about being part of a community so it felt like a natural fit”, said Hansard.
“It’s easy for a retail business to become introspective, but as the retail jewellery industry is changing so quickly, it’s becoming vital to get a wider perspective”, she added.
CMJ chief executive Willie Hamilton is delighted to welcome The Fish Brothers Group to the CMJ. Hamilton said: “The way in which the Company of Master Jewellers is building on its core membership of traditional retailers means we are increasingly being regarded as the preferred group for contemporary, high-end and mini multiple retail jewellers. The CMJ a depth and breadth of experience that all our members can learn from.”
“By becoming members of the CMJ, we also hope we will be able to give something back to other members and help emerging talent in the jewellery industry. We hope that being a member of the CMJ will be helpful to the industry as a whole, as well as being beneficial to us as a business,” said Hansard.
The Fish Brothers Group joins other recent CMJ retail members, including Pressley’s in Worthing, Justice in Winchester and Bath, Prestons of Bolton, Michael Matthews Jewellery in Bournemouth and Joule in Hampstead.