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

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

With its famous ‘rows’ and Jacobean half-timbered style architecture lining the main high street, the romantic city of Chester is considered by many as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Initially founded as a Roman fort, Chester is now a thriving retail hub for the North West and it’s clear to see why so many

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Lincoln jewellers confident about the future as redevelopment plans boost business in the city

Lincoln is a historic city  in the East Midlands, with lots to offer tourists visiting anytime of the year. Major landmarks include the Lincoln Cathedral, a renowned example of English Gothic architecture, and Lincoln Castle. The city is also home to two universities, attracting students from all around the country to ascend on Lincoln and

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