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SPECIAL REPORT: How jewellers sparkle in the playground for the wealthy

SPECIAL REPORT: How jewellers sparkle in the playground for the wealthy

Rocketing rents and the crash in the pound since Brexit has seen rents on London’s Bond Street rise to become the highest in Europe and the third highest in the world. According to research from global real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield, at the end of 2017 New Bond Street jumped to become the most expensive location in Europe in

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SPECIAL REPORT: Jewellers contend with the elements and retail barriers in Durham

In possibly one of the friendliest cities in the UK, both originality and tradition are king. When Professional Jeweller visited the northern city it was met by the warmest of welcomes and saw how a raft of longstanding jewellers and the likes of newly-established brands are able to co-exist. Following on from last year’s trip

SPECIAL REPORT: Home to major flagships, Liverpool is a destination city for jewellery shoppers in the UK

Professional Jeweller ended its 2017 series of cityscape in Hull – the UK City of Culture – and for 2018 we have began in Liverpool, where we visit jewellery retailers ten years after its tenure as the European Capital of Culture. Being named European Capital of Culture is an opportunity for an area to generate

UK City of Culture status provides business boost for jewellers in Hull

Business in Hull has changed dramatically for the better over the last 12 months, with many jewellers commenting they were pleased Professional Jeweller didn’t visit last year. Why? Because while the title of ‘UK City of Culture’ has boosted business in the area, the preparation to get to this point was less than pleasant. It

Independent jewellers in Newcastle have the tools to work through high street challenges

One does not have to spend long in Newcastle to see that it’s much more than a night-life centred city. The rapidly growing shopping centre, which seamlessly switches from quintessentially modern outlets to up-market, historic stores without missing a beat, boasts an impressively vast array of retail opportunities. Newcastle’s coal mining history helped define the

How more than 20 jewellers survive side-by-side in Norwich

If you’re a jewellery retailer in Norwich then you cannot be afraid of a bit of healthy competition because there are no fewer than 20 jewellery businesses all vying for their share of the pie in the city centre. It would be fair to say Norwich is actually a hidden gem when it comes to

Jewellers in Edinburgh go the extra mile to build relationships with clients

One doesn’t have to spend much time in Edinburgh to understand why the colourful cosmopolitan city is one of the most popular in the UK. In fact, Scotland’s capital is reported to enjoy the second highest amount of international tourists after London, and a recent poll by a national newspaper named it as the reader’s

Exeter’s shopping districts boom despite challenges from infamous hotel blaze

Following on from last month’s cityscape in Plymouth, Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes popped to Exeter on her route back to london to visit jewellers and find out how business has been blooming amid challenges following the city’s infamous Hotel blaze. Exeter is a small city which packs a big punch. With a rich history,

Plymouth pound strong despite a decrease in footfall

Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed with attractions, shops and local restaurants for people of all ages to enjoy. Known as Britain’s ‘Ocean City’, Plymouth has a rich maritime heritage and is said to be one of the most dynamic waterfront cities in Europe. Offering a picturesque waterfront and harbour, and charming cobbled streets,

Inside Chichester, the tiny Sussex city packing a knockout jewellery punch

Don’t judge a book by its cover or a place by its size because the charming city of Chichester is proving it’s all about location, location, location. Editor Stacey Hailes meets the local independent jewellers offering a diverse range of products and service in the affluent area. Chichester may be small, but it’s home to

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