Retailer scooped family business and catalogue industry accolades.
British retailer F. Hinds is celebrating a triple summer success, scooping two prestigious industry awards just weeks after seeing director Andrew Hinds elected Chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG).
F. Hinds’ first accolade was awarded by Family Business United (FBU), who crowned the company winners in the London and South East category at the Family Business Awards 2014.
FBU managing director and chairman of the judges panel, Paul Andrews, said: “F. Hinds is an exceptional family firm and one that clearly deserves to be recognised. The judges were impressed with the heritage and passion that filters through into all that they do, and obviously has done since they were founded back in 1856. A fascinating journey of a family succeeding in business for generations, where family values are important and where the next generation is already actively involved in the business too.”
In addition, F. Hinds picked-up the award for Catalogue Of The Year at the European Catalogue and Mail Order Days (ECMOD) ceremony.
Presented by Sky News anchor Dermot Murnaghan, the award recognised the creativity, design flair and high production values displayed in F. Hinds’ Christmas 2013 brochure, reflecting F.Hindss affordable yet aspirational brand values.
In July, F. Hinds director Andrew Hinds was elected chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG), taking over from Pravin Pattni.
Hinds follows in the footsteps of his uncle, Eric Hinds, who was appointed president of the NAG in 2001. He will now take on an important role ensuring negotiations between the British Jewellers’ Association and the NAG go smoothly, so the two organizations can provide one solid industry voice.