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

SPECIAL REPORT: 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

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SPECIAL REPORT: 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

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SPECIAL REPORT: 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

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SPECIAL REPORT: 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,

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SPECIAL REPORT: 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,

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SPECIAL REPORT: 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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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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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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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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SPECIAL REPORT: How Nottingham jewellers thrive in an unforgiving retail environment

Lying at the very centre of Britain, Nottingham has historically been a hub for crafts and craft industries. Walking up towards the main high street, it is clear to see that over time this craft heritage has translated into a modern, seemingly thriving retail environment boasting what is claimed by many to be the busiest

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