UK’s largest buying group welcomes independents from across the UK.
The Company of Master Jewellers has welcomed five new jewellers to its buying group. The five companies collectively operate 10 stores across the UK.
The new members are Faith Jewellers in Northern Ireland, Niche Jewellers in Leigh-on-Sea, Quality Jewellers in Barnet, T&H Sinclair in Inverurie, and Mococo in the North West, which has stores in Chester, Wrexham, Liverpool, Ruthin and Mold.
Rodney Simmons, director of Faith Jewellers, which has two stores in, Northern Ireland, said: he is delighted to join the CMJ. “This will open the door to social networking with fellow jewellery associates and suppliers. I feel this will help me gain valuable experience and develop long-term relationships in the jewellery industry with key suppliers," he added.
Mococo founders Maureen and Lee Hooson have opened give stores since 2006. The business stocks a wide range of brands including Pandora, Thomas Sabo, Hot Diamonds, Toy Watch, Tresor Paris, Baccarat, Monica Vinader and Swarovski and was highlighted as a ‘Retail Star’ in the 2013 Professional Jeweller Hot 100, which is sponsored by The Company of Master Jewellers as Principal Partner.
“A big drive for the CMJ for this year and for 2014 is to bring in new members to the group, who can benefit greatly from the support that belonging to the CMJ can provide to any business, big or small,” said Willie Hamilton.
“Over the past five years, the CMJ has grown in size and influence throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond. We are looking to build on these solid foundations, to continue to bring in forward-thinking, quality independent retailers together with the right mix of approved suppliers, in order to further support and help the jewellery and watch industry.”