Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (10 stores or more) category of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards.
Retailers in this category have more than 10 stores, and trade mainly in fashion and lifestyle jewellery brands priced at under £1,000.
The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year category are:
Jewellery retailer Argento dominates the fashion jewellery market in Northern Ireland, securing exclusive rights to many of the most sought after brands in the city. Chief executive officer Peter Boyle is very confident in his business, and has continued to expand it in England — recently opening the doors to a store in Peterborough. The company’s strength lies in knowing its customer-base — who they are, what they want, and, most importantly, how much they will pay for a fashion accessory.
Beaverbrooks is a jewellery retailer which is held in the highest regard by the suppliers it works with, and furthermore, its employees. By putting its staff at the heart of the business, the company frequently features in The Sunday Times best places to work list, and its ethos to give back to the community influences their trading practices and secures them accolades within the trade. The retailer’s latest annual financial results posted a 5% increase in turnover to £119m.
Last year marked Fraser Hart’s 80th anniversary, and this year the company has hired a creative agency to drive its strategic brand development across its 42 stores. By raising brand awareness and in turn driving footfall into stores, the business continues to grow and develop in the UK, offering a wide selection of brands and products, alongside services such as valuations and repairs. The businessess vision is to ‘be at the heart of every celebration’.
Aurum Holdings was the biggest jewellery and watch retail group in the UK last year, surpassing Signet Jewelers for the very first time. Leading the way on the company’s jewellery side is Goldsmiths, which stocks a strong collection of fashion brands alongside its more luxury offering. With a dedicated training academy, Goldsmiths staff are equipped with the knowledge and experience to offer a seamless customer service to shoppers looking for fashion and fine designs.
T H Baker
13 stores have the TH Baker name above the door in addition to 19 Pandora and Swarovski franchises. Its branded jewellery portfolio is ever-expanding, with the jewellery retailer striving to sell the best ranges the industry has to offer. With a new development always in the pipeline, TH Baker constantly keeps consumers wanting to come back for more.
Everywhere Professional Jeweller visits on its cityscapes, one or more Warren James stores reside. To date, the British jeweller has 215 branches nationwide and has become one of the largest multiples in the UK. The company’s success can be attributed to many things, including its ethos to keep costs to a minimum and operate an efficient distribution network. Last year it was named as the fifth fastest expanding retailer in UK shopping centres.