Expansion drive to continue as new Bluewater store performs well.
Chisholm Hunter opened a new store in this weekend in out-of-town retail development Glasgow Fort, just outside the Scottish city of the same name.
The new shop has created 11 jobs and takes Chisholm Hunter’s total store numbers to 19, and the store will sell the chain’s own brand of 1857 diamond jewellery as well as designer branded jewellery.
Chisholm Hunter has been steadily growing its store portfolio over the past year, including the opening of a store in Bluewater shopping centre last month, which Chishom Hunter director Tracey Brown said is exceeding expectations.
She added: “So far it [Bluewater] has been a huge hit with customers who seem to appreciate our focus on quality jewellery and first class customer service. We are very encouraged by Bluewater’s success and are confident that the new store in the Glasgow Fort will be equally well received.
“The Fort is a very exciting location for us as it is currently undergoing a £9 million leisure development with a new cinema and restaurants expected to be ready by next summer, further driving footfall to this popular shopping centre.”
Brown said that Chisholm Hunter will continue with its expansion drive and while she has not confirmed any set openings said that she would not rule out adding stores to the chain’s portfolio in the new year. She said: “Over the next six months we will be looking at other locations in Scotland and the rest of the UK.”
This year Brown and her husband and business partner Harry Brown were named as Ti Sento Retail Stars in the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 in association with the Company of Master Jewellers.