Third generation jeweller, Michael Hyman, has over 50 years experience working in the industry, and has shown time and time again that change does not need to be a barrier to success.

During his time running one of the north west of England’s oldest jewellery retail firms, Leonard Dew Jewellers in Blackpool, Hyman has taken every challenge thrown at him, and turned it into a positive.

Most recently, Hyman has weathered the storm of losing a high-turnover brand by investing and concentrating on the strengths of the company, rather than folding under the pressures.


He is now expanding his business in a town that suffers from lack of investment and funding, in a bid to reinvent not only the business, but the town’s high street as well.

Like the very best leaders, Hyman leads by example, and spends a lot of time developing his staff to ensure they get the very best out of their roles.

His passion for the people behind the store doors has led to the jeweller having a long-standing and loyal workforce who are passionate about all things jewellery.

Between them, they have a variety of skills and qualifications in gemmology, horology, jewellery repair, and design.

By investing in people, and taking risks with brands, expansion plans, and individuals, Hyman has ensured the survival of a 142 year-old business, with Leonard Jewellers set to shine for many more years to come.



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