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Harrods beauty director handed control of fine jewellery department

Harrods beauty director handed control of fine jewellery department

Harrods has promoted its current beauty director Annalise Fard to take control of the store’s Fine Watches and Jewellery departments. She will assume the responsibilities for fine watches and jewellery previously undertaken by Helen David, Harrods chief merchant, who left the business in June. “I am delighted to be returning to the world of fine


Turnover at Pandora UK rises to £343m as company focuses on ‘maintaining brand image’

Jewellery giant Pandora UK has released its latest financial results for the year ended December 31 2017, with turnover increasing by over £30m. In accounts filed on Companies House, turnover at Pandora’s UK subsidiary rose to £343m from £309m on the previous year, while gross profit also grew to £84m, compared to £67m in 2016.

Cooksongold to launch revamped store to mark 100 years in business in Birmingham

Cooksongold is commemorating 100 years in business in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter with the launch of a new revamped store. The UK-based jewellery-making supplier, which was first established in 1918, will officially open the doors to its new-look Birmingham retail unit on August 13, as the company bids to help the jewellery industry ‘prosper for many

London Police solve just 2.6% of moped crimes

Only 2.6% of moped-related crimes are actually solved by police, a new report has revealed. Metropolitan Police released figures this week to show that only 643 moped-related crimes were solved, despite 24,294 being reported to the Force over the last 12 months to April. Most of the crimes were muggings rather than the large scale

Retail mogul Mike Ashley steps in to save House of Fraser for £90m

It’s been confirmed that Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct chain has stepped in to save House of Fraser, acquiring all its UK stores, the brand and all stakes in the business for £90m. The retail tycoon and owner of Newcastle United sealed the deal earlier today after closing an agreement to buy the department store chain

Trade professionals join forces to launch virtual jewellery buying group

Three longstanding trade professionals, with over 75 years accumulative experience in the trade, have joined forces to launch a ‘virtual’ jewellery buying group. Spearheaded by industry stalwart, Daren Daniels, NeoGroup aims to create an online environment without the restrictions and limitations of physical events, where members can search and find each other 24/7, 365 days a year.