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BREAKING NEWS: Armed thieves behind brazen £500k Mappin & Webb raid jailed

BREAKING NEWS: Armed thieves behind brazen £500k Mappin & Webb raid jailed

Two men who carried out a £500,000 armed jewellery robbery at Mappin & Webb’s Gleneagles store have been jailed for a total of 29 years. Richard Fleming and Liam Richardson were part of a three-man gang that stole 50 Rolex watches from the boutique located inside the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. They had taken 50

Jewellery retail group secures top spot in private mid-market growth league

The Watches of Switzerland Group has topped an annual list of 250 private mid-market growth companies in the UK. For the past 21 years, The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table has ranked Britain’s companies by the sales in their latest available accounts. This year’s league table, released yesterday, shows that Britain’s

“In jewellery we are trying to be exclusive and not compete in the discount-led sector” says Aurum Holdings CEO

Aurum Holdings is looking to create exclusivity within in jewellery offering as the Group refuses to join in with today’s discounting culture. While watches now represent over 70% of business, when it comes to jewellery Aurum Holdings won’t get pulled into a pricing battle. Aurum Holdings chief executive officer, Brian Duffy, says: “In jewellery we

Aurum Holdings records surge in sales to £685m for FY 2018

Aurum Holdings has reported a 21.2% surge in sales to £685.2 million for the financial year ended April 30, 2018. The group overtook Signet Jewelers to become the UK’s largest multi-store operator last year, and pushed into the North American market with the acquisition of Mayors in Florida and Atlanta in October, followed by the

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

Goldsmiths re-opens doors in Birmingham following £1m investment

Goldsmiths has re-opened its showroom in Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre following a £1 million investment. The re-design sees the store get a summer makeover and introduce a dedicated luxury watch showroom. The Birmingham boutique offers an extensive fine jewellery line, including pieces by Mappin & Webb, Jenny Packham, Messika, Fope and Birks. On the watch

EXCLUSIVE: Aurum Holdings renamed as Watches of Switzerland Group

Aurum Holdings gave its first official statement yesterday since rumours surfaced that it is preparing to go public on the London stock exchange next year. The billion dollar retail group says it is changing its name from Aurum Holdings to The Watches of Switzerland Group in a move to more accurately describe the business. “We

Aurum Holdings poised to enter London stock market

Britain’s biggest jewellery and watch retailer, Aurum Holdings, has readied itself to enter London’s stock market by securing a deal with two banks. According to exclusive reports from Sky News, the jewellery and watch group has selected Goldman Sachs and Barclays to spearhead a public listing. It has been reported that the listing is likely

Mappin & Webb bolsters bespoke business with new silver workshop

Luxury jeweller Mappin & Webb has opened a new silver workshop just outside London. This opening marks a significant commitment to the brand’s bespoke commissions capability and expansion of its silverware range. For more than 240 years, Mappin & Webb has combined expert craftsmanship and esteemed service to create special bespoke commissions, and now it

Canadian brand champions female empowerment in new campaign

Canadian fine jewellery brand Birks has launched a new advertising campaign with a message of female empowerment. The campaign, which was produced by UK-based agency TANK, seeks to highlight the power of independent women who have found international success while underlining the symbolic power that the right jewellery can bring its wearer. Launching with the