Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturing company Hockley Mint has appointed Judith Lockwood as its new sales director.
Lockwood will take on the post to run alongside her existing role as managing director of You Fine Jewellery, a company set up to distribute and manufacture Arctic Circle Diamonds with Hockley Mint’s managing director Gary Wroe.
Wroe commented: “This appointment further strengthens the partnership we have with Judith Lockwood and will help Hockley Mint move its business forward along with that of Arctic Circle Diamonds. We are delighted to welcome Judith to the Hockley Mint family. I think the deal was clinched when we won Employer of the Year at the UK Jewellery Awards this Year! Judith joins us with confidence that we can give her the support she needs in order to successfully drive our business forward.”
The Hockley Mint Group is the UK manufacturer of Arctic Circle Diamonds. Its company Merrell Casting is one of the first British jewellery manufacturers to be certified to use Fairtrade gold and silver.
Judith Lockwood added: “I have been impressed by the strong ethical standards within Hockley Mint since I started working with Gary and his team. Hockley Mint has a huge amount of untapped potential and I have been tasked to start unlocking that potential. It is an exciting challenge and I am looking forward to the journey ahead, as we develop both the Arctic Circle brand and all of businesses and services that Hockley Mint provides to the UK jewellery trade.”
A new website is due to be launched this summer, which will provide an update on the many services and products that Hockley Mint provides, including design services; its trademarked Wedfit wedding rings; engagement and eternity rings; jewellery products and findings; and a bespoke workshop service for retail jewellers.