Author Archives: Joe Peskett

Consider crowdfunding to benefit from customer investor insight, says research

Consider crowdfunding to benefit from customer investor insight, says research

Entrepreneurs and start-up businesses across sectors have been urged to consider crowdfunding websites to fund their new companies, rather than just relying on traditional investors or venture capitalists. New research into crowdfunding from the UCL School of Management claims that listening to investors at the start of a new business ‘can make the difference between

Independent jeweller pounces on prime space left by departed multiple

A prime corner unit in Shrewsbury remains a jewellery business after an independent retailer took the place of multiple Goldsmiths, which departed the town earlier this year. Goldsmiths of Shrewsbury is parent company, Oswestry Goldsmiths’, second store opening and is situated at 10 The Square, which has been home to a jewellery business for the

GUEST COLUMN: Expert tips on marketing to other jewellery businesses

Business to business marketing has its own nuances, however, you are still essentially marketing to consumers. Your audience will, of course, have their own agenda shaped by business requirements, focused perhaps on price, quality, ethics, process or speed. So, as with any marketing, the key is understanding your brand ‘vision’, aligning your campaigns with clear

Henryka to support retail partners with brand exposure in run-up to Christmas

British nature-inspired jewellery supplier, Henryka, hosted an in-store event at one of its retail partners’ shops as part of its brand exposure strategy in the lead-up to the Christmas trading season. The event was held at Aberystwyth-based retailer, T. J. Davies A’i Fab, where Henryka’s AW18 collections were showcased, including the Antlers range and Christmas-themed

UNVEILED: Winner of Royal British Legion’s commemorative jewellery competition

The winning design of a competition to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War has been unveiled. The Royal British Legion launched a competition with Birmingham City University Jewellery School, offering design students the chance to create a commemorative brooch to be sold by the charity. The Legion were “overwhelmed” by

BUDGET 2017: Small businesses breathe slight sigh of relief

Businesses across the UK, including independent retailers, have largely welcomed the news that plans to cut business rate rises have been brought forward by two years. The changes will mean that from April business rate increases will be decided by the lower Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation measure rather than the Retail Prices Index (RPI).

EXCLUSIVE: CMJ chairman promises to put members first as it re-focuses on core values

A root and branch review into the businesses of The Company of Master Jewellers will be completed in time for discussion at a board meeting next month. The review, which is being conducted by independent audit and accountancy firm Mazars, will be added to the views of CMJ members and suppliers that were canvassed at

EXCLUSIVE: Brighton independent’s store closure ‘is business decision’

Brighton-based independent jewellery retailer, House of Hoye, has called in liquidators and has announced that it will close its shop. But founder Jeremy Hoye insists the decision was made as part of his wider business strategy for growth. The business has been operating in Brighton for 22 years but has decided to adapt and move