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FEATURE: Michael Laing prepares business for future growth

FEATURE: Michael Laing prepares business for future growth

Laing the Jewellers did not get to where it is today without the confidence to move with the times and adapt to ever-changing consumer demands. This year the retailer will be undergoing two major changes and we’ve caught up with chief executive officer Michael Laing to get all the sparkling details… For two centuries the

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SPECIAL REPORT: Chelmsford jewellers secure the commuter pound as high street improves

As part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 local authorities were invited to submit bids for their towns to take on city status in a process overseen by the deputy prime minister’s office. Beating off 22 hopeful towns, Chelmsford received the ‘civic honours’ accolade alongside Perth in Perthshire and St Asaph in Denbighshire.

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ILJ 2017 KickStart line-up revealed

International Jewellery London unveiled the ten new designers chosen for the 2017 IJL KickStart initiative. All ten will exhibit under the KickStart umbrella at this year’s show and will benefit from marketing support from IJL and co-sponsors, The National Association of Jewellers, to assist their grow into businesses. This annual mentoring programme, now in its

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Registration now open for IJL 2017

Visitor registration for the 2017 edition of International Jewellery London (IJL) is now open. This year, everyone from the jewellery industry who registers for the Olympia-based trade event by June 30 will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a case of Thienot champagne. Visitors who register in advance will also

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SPECIAL REPORT: Belfast jewellers confident about business despite Brexit concerns

  As Professional Jeweller represents the UK jewellery industry, we thought it was about time we visited a city outside of England. Editor Stacey Hailes hops on a plane to meet independent jewellers in Belfast to discover how business is performing in Northern Ireland’s capital. Thanks to Storm Doris, Professional Jeweller arrived in Belfast after

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The Goldsmiths’ Centre joins IJL partnership line-up

The Goldsmiths’ Centre has been announced as one of the official partners of International Jewellery London’s 2017 show. The sponsorship agreement will focus on providing invaluable support for exhibiting designers. This includes using The Goldsmiths’ Centre as the venue for the IJL Exhibitor Summer Masterclasses on June 15. The expert tutors at the Centre will

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IJL launches complementary summer programme to support exhibitors

International Jewellery London (IJL) 2017 is launching a special complementary support programme for all exhibitors to ensure they maximise their experience and commercial success at this year’s show. A comprehensive programme of pre-show support includes online assistance, tailored blog content and webinars on exhibiting guidelines. The initiative comes together in a one day, free-to-attend, Summer

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Bespoke sales soar for Charles Green following positive trade shows

Birmingham-based wedding ring and jewellery manufacturer Charles Green has reported a rise of just over 100% in bespoke jewellery sales in Q1 compared to the same period in 2016. Charles Green launched its ‘bespoke’ service in 2014 and has seen it grow consistently year on year, but since exhibiting at Baselworld and moving on the

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SPECIAL REPORT: Bath boasts of independent jewellers offering competitive customer experiences

The United Kingdom is bursting with cities, each one more unique than the next, but precious few compare to Bath. Known for its natural hot springs and 18th century Georgian architecture, it has a cultural and historical worth so rich that the entire city became a World Heritage Site in 1987. First founded by the

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Baselworld cuts down days amid challenging market

Switzerland-based trade show Baselworld has reduced the duration of next year’s event. Commenting on the outcome of this year’s show, Sylvie Ritter, managing director of Baselworld, said that the industry is currently going through a challenging phase, which particularly affects smaller companies. Listening to its exhibitors and in agreement with the members of the show’s

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