Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (five stores or more) category of the 2019 Professional Jeweller Awards.
Retailers in this category have five plus 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:
Allum & Sidaway
Suppliers always sing Allum & Sidaway’s praises when in conversation with Professional Jeweller, so it was no surprise to see so many nominations come through for the jewellery retailer. Trading from five retail spaces, Allum & Sidaway complements its bridal and fine jewellery offer with a strong range of designer and fashion brands. By investing in stores, Allum & Sideway has been delighting old and new customers alike, with revamps driving a lift in sales.
Multiple fashion retailer Argento Contemporary Jewellery maintained its retail momentum during its 20th anniversary year, showing a store can succeed on affordable jewels alone. In the latest accounts filed by Companies House, the business reported a rise in turnover to £19.5m. During the anniversary year the Northern Ireland-based firm expanded its retail network with the opening of a new boutique in Manchester.
Last year’s Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year, F. Hinds, is in the running again as the company continues to bolster business and move forward, despite turbulent times on the high street. As a business, F. Hinds has embraced omnichannel and seen new customers shopping with the jeweller in the areas that don’t have a physical boutique. Furthermore, the fashion side of the firm has been strengthened by the acquisition of discount retail outlet Chapelle.
Business has been booming for Hugh Rice as an enhanced offer has driven sales for the family-run firm. In fact, continued success has resulted in the company moving its HQ to accommodate further growth. The business now employs 350 people across 16 outlets, with most of its staff based in the stores, which include three Hugh Rice boutiques, two Luxe concept stores, and Pandora franchises. The latest addition is Luxe Hull provides a modern space for shoppers to browse brands.
Mococo is spoken of fondly in the UK jewellery industry — even by competitors. The team has an energy that stands out and translate into sales. Always looking for the latest brands and current trends, Mococo is quick to provide consumers with fresh stock and an unrivalled customer experience. Adding extra touches such as a gift with purchase and embracing events put on by suppliers means there’s only one place for people shopping in the retailer’s locations to get their fashion jewellery fix.
T H Baker
T H Baker has expanded greatly over the last 12 months with the acquisition of six Goldsmiths stores, which have now been given a name change and transformation to fit with the rest of the estate. T H Baker now has 18 boutiques, alongside three Green + Benz stores. Sales for the last financial year were up 3% last year to £61.7 million, with the firm investing heavily in improving its physical retail offer.