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Independent jeweller banks on V&A museum boosting business in Dundee

Businesses in Dundee have been eagerly awaiting the new V&A Museum of Design, which finally opened its doors yesterday with a promise to provide economy boosting tourism opportunities. The £80.1m building, a striking architectural icon designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, is expected to attract 500,000 visitors in its opening year and is guaranteed to transform

Houlden announces new appointment to board of directors

Luxury jewellery consortium, the Houlden Group, has announced the appointment of Lizzie McAuley as the latest director to join the board. As a director of Bedford-based Baker Brothers Diamonds, Houlden says McAuley’s rich heritage and wealth of knowledge in the diamond trade makes her an invaluable asset to the Board. After a varied career in

Parify joins Houlden Group as a preferred supplier

Leicestershire-based Parify Group (Parify Ltd and Progressive Display Ltd) has become a new preferred suppliers for the UK and Ireland’s longest established jewellery and watch buying organisation, Houlden Group. Parify design and manufacture bespoke lighting and Progressive Display design and manufacture tailor-made retail furniture. Now recognised as preferential suppliers, the Parify Group will offer an

Editor’s View: Jewellery retailers can’t let fear hold them back

As I wrote this month’s editor’s letter, I’d just come off a plane travelling to Belfast for next month’s cityscape feature (sorry for the small spoiler!). This was the first of many planes I would be travelling on during the next five weeks, and if I’m honest with you, I hate flying. Something about it fills me with

Houlden members gear up for last day of annual London event

Jewellery buying group Houlden has opened the doors to the final day of its annual London event this morning. The event kickstarted on Monday, February 20, with a directors meeting, followed by a day for its retailer members on Tuesday, February 21. At yesterday’s meeting the buying group highlighted to its retailers the importance of working

Houlden welcomes two new directors for 2017

Jewellery buying group Houlden has appointed two new directors following its board meeting in November. In the New Year Houlden will be welcoming John Lunn of Lunns Jewellers and a new non-executive director from outside the industry, David Patrick. Lunn, who is the second generation of Lunn’s to sit on Houlden’s board, has been co-opted

Houlden unveils Diamond by Appointment competition winner

Jewellery buying group Houlden has unveiled the winner of its Jewellers of Excellence campaign competition in conjunction with wedding ring manufacturer Diamond by Appointment. As part of building the consumer-facing Jewellers of Excellence campaign, the Houlden Group collaborated with Diamond by Appointment to run a social media-driven competition through the Jewellers of Excellence’s Facebook page.