Alongside her work with her family business, Gemma Murphy has branched out into roles like board member for the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade and also with the Company of Master Jewellers.

It is her work with Jack Murphy Jewellers since 2009, however, that has earned her a place in this year’s Power List.

Since becoming partner at the company pre-pandemic she has now taken the reins from her parents and in the process taken it to new heights.

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Jack Murphy Jewellers’ social media following has surpassed 45,000 while Gemma also spearheaded a refurbishment and expansion of its showroom during the pandemic.

Despite numerous closures due to Covid-19, the business has achieved a 79.4% increase in total sales in 2021 versus 2019.

This was a result of reactive marketing and adapting the business to the climate at the time, building a new e-commerce website, offering virtual appointments and utilising social media to ensure an ongoing and open line of communication with customers.

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