Members of luxury jewellery buying group, Houlden, gathered in Birmingham this week to network and hear of plans to further connect with each other and the wider industry.
At the three-day event, the second and final of the buying group’s biannual-gatherings, the Houlden community heard from a selection of expert speakers and joined together in a host of group discussions and interactive workshops to discuss issues, formulate forward plans and share successes with fellow members.
Houlden also celebrated significant accomplishments at the event, with its Jewellers of Excellence Training Academy celebrating a flourishing first year (and plans revealed for significant developed for the second year), and an official announcement welcoming Sarah Layton Jewellers as the 30th member to join the community of independents.
Now with plans to further connect in the remaining part of the year and to expand its gatherings in 2020, the Houlden group remains committed to its in visions and values and path to further successes, with aims to strengthen the Houlden Advantage and the diverse contributions already on offer.
“We were pleased to introduce a number of valuable initiatives that target the changing needs of our industry,” says Houlden chief executive Helen Haddow. “As always, we are completely focused on providing tailored solutions for our members to help them achieve their business goals, improve their returns, and reduce costs.
“Our members are the real driver behind our development efforts, and we are very excited about the beneficial opportunities we plan to explore in the close of 2019 and into 2020 and the successes we will announce subsequently.”