Jeremy France Jewellers has scooped its second business award of the year, this time winning the title of ‘Winchester’s Favourite Independent 2016’.

Having recently won the award for ‘Independent Business of the Year 2016’ at the Winchester Business awards, the team are on a winning streak.

Winchester’s Favourite Independent competition was run by Winchester BID, an organisation in charge with creating a cleaner, safe and better managed city. Through the month of July, shoppers were encouraged to vote online or at ballot boxes situated all over the city for their favourite independent businesses in the local area.


700 votes were counted in order to determine the winners of such a title.

The triumphant winners of each category were announced at a VIP cocktail evening at Winchester’s Hotel Du Vin on Thursday August 25. Jeremy, his fiancée Jennifer Greaves, and his daughter Harriet attended the glamorous affair with all fingers crossed for a successful result.

In the end, Jeremy France Jewellers scooped the award from the retail category.

Jeremy France comments: “It is an absolute privilege to have been titled as the people’s favourite independent retailer in Winchester. In the beginning, over 25 years ago, it was just me at the bench with one sales assistant, and now I have a thriving company with 30 members of staff and a three-story luxury showroom.

“We would not be here if it weren’t for the loyal support of our customers, and it is thanks to them that we can receive this inspiring award; a very proud moment for me, the France family, and my fantastic team”.