The Inspiring Independents category allows us to shine a light on the individuals playing their part to drive business on the British high street.

The Parify Group is proud to sponsor the Inspiring Independents category. Due to the challenges facing retail this year, helping independent jewellers survive and thrive is closer to the company’s heart than ever before.

From the beginning, when Scot Walker founded Parify, the emphasis and direction of the business has been to give people the tools to be successful. The business grew to a point where new products were required and new opportunities seen that would enable retailers to increase their sales further, and if companies don’t believe the difference lights can make to their bottom line, they should talk to some of Parify’s clients.


Progressive Display is another company underneath the Parify umbrella, which was formed to provide standard and bespoke retail displays to retailers, either looking to expand their offering, or re-model the store. After a few years, it became increasingly apparent that the company should offer full shop-fits. This side of the business has exceeded all expectations both from the Group’s perspective and its customers. Revenues increasing by 25-40% after a re-fit have become very common, with one client event reporting a 86% increase in sales. The Parify Group’s offer can really make the difference between a good business and a great one!

Check out this year’s inspiring independents below:

Anja Potze – Anja Potze Fine Jewellery

Charlie Pragnell – Pragnell Jewellers

Jason Allum – Allum & Sidaway

Monique Hirshman and Andrew Hirshman – Drakes

Tim Ingle & David Rhode – Ingle & Rhode

Victoria Houghton – Hamilton & Inches