Sales at family-run John H Lunn (Jewellers) Limited rose by over 11% last year to £14.45 million.
Lunn’s operating profit surged from just £365,000 to £2.26 million in the latest financial year, which ended February 28, 2017.
Lunn’s has three showrooms in Belfast, and is the city’s premier luxury jewellery retailer. The company stocks high-end brands such as Mikimoto, Roberto Coin and Chopard, alongside its own exclusive diamond brand.
Belfast as a city is enjoying a mini-boom at the moment thanks to rising tourist numbers. Speaking to Professional Jeweller during our trip to Northern Ireland earlier this year, managing director John Lunn said: “Belfast is a great city. We’ve seen the influx of people coming over the last few years. Not just for events, but for weekends away, things like Games of Thrones [which is filmed in a Belfast studio] helps the publicity of the country. We’ve also got the Titanic, which is the number one tourist attraction in the world, as voted for last year, so Belfast has so much to offer. We could never be so proud to be part of the city because of what’s going on.”
“We pride ourselves on being a third generation, luxury jewellers, and we are blessed to have the top watch brands and jewellery brands in the world, and our own leading diamond brand, which is a big pride of ours. We really consider ourselves ‘the’ luxury jewellery retailer.”