PJ Awards 2018 Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year finalists announced

Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than five stores) category of the 2018 Professional Jeweller Awards.

Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with more than five stores that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000.

This category is sponsored by River Mounts.

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The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year category are:

Beaverbrooks
Beaverbrooks will be marking 100 years in business next year and certainly has a lot to celebrate. From scooping industry awards, to be recognised as one of the best companies to work for in the UK for 15 consecutive years, the jeweller is a forced to be reckoned with. In the last financial year, Beaverbrooks maintained a £119 million turnover, as the company continues to soar.

Berry’s Jewellers
The winner of the PJ 2017 Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year Award is back in the shortlist after another successful 12 months. The family-run jeweller continues to go from strength-to-strength as it dominates the fine jewellery market in the North of England with its excellent customer service and knowledgeable shop floor staff, who are empowered to take ownership of the branch they work in.

Boodles
Boodles continues to deliver sparkling sales, with the brand namely receiving increasing interest from international clients looking to invest in its high-end jewels. The company currently runs a network of nine showrooms in the UK, specialising in prestigious jewellery alongside watch brands Patek Philippe and Rolex, with sales of £67 million last year. This year the brand has been investing in its Bond Street showroom to strengthen its presence in London.

Chisholm Hunter
Chisholm Hunter is one of the fastest-growing watch and jewellery empires in the UK right now. Sales for the national jeweller have surged from around £16 million in 2012 to over £36 million last year. This growth has come from intelligent acquisition of key retail locations, both North of the border in the company’s Scottish homeland, and also as far South as Bluewater in Kent, and investment in its current stores, and dedicated sales staff.

Laings the Jeweller
Since the 2017 PJ Awards the industry has witnessed the successful re-merge of Laings the Jeweller and Laings of Glasgow, into one giant jewellery retail empire comprising seven stores. Now in the ‘second age’ of Laings, the company has rebranded stores to create a streamlined look, and transformed its Glasgow flagship to provide more space for its jewellery and exceptional services.

Mappin & Webb
Over the last 12 months Mappin & Webb has been updating its showrooms and keeping its stores fresh with new products, campaigns, and displays. Furthermore, it’s focused more on its jewellery offering to make sure this matches its watch portfolio of high status brands. Understanding the need to stand out from competitors, and give consumers a reason to shop with Mappin & Webb, the company created an exclusive diamond and bolstered its bespoke service.

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