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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Hamilton & Inches on driving profitable growth in the upmarket jewellery sector

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Hamilton & Inches on driving profitable growth in the upmarket jewellery sector

When Hamilton & Inches celebrated its 150th anniversary 18 months ago, the team commemorated the year with limited edition products, exclusive events, and a visit from Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Furthermore, the jeweller saw a 331% surge in profits from £217,525 in 2016, to £938,003 during the landmark year. It

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Esoteric Luxury founders launch Bright Sparks United creative agency

The founders of growing jewellery brand Esoteric Luxury have launched a new creative branding agency, Bright Sparks United, focusing on supporting jewellery retailers and brands with their visuals, graphics, websites and social media.  Professional Jeweller spoke to founder Satbir Tamber to find out why he made the decision to start his own agency, how he plans to

FEATURE: Chisholm Hunter director Harry Brown on expansion and online sales

Far from being ‘just’ a retailer, Chisholm Hunter has turned its network of stores Into a luxury brand in its own right. Professional Jeweller talks to director, Harry Brown, to discuss rapid expansion, online sales and “aggressive” investment. Since 2012, multiple retailer Chisholm Hunter has been following an ambitious ‘investment and expansion’ strategy — something

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Ho on her Numerati collection

Sarah Ho is right on trend at the moment. With the rise in popularity for personalised and meaningful jewellery, the award winning designer has hit the nail on the head with her fine jewellery collection Numerati which launched in May 2015. Crafted in 18ct gold with diamonds, this intricate range of rings show visible numbers

Q&A: Mikkel and Mads Kornerup, Shamballa Jewels

In a Professional Jeweller exclusive, Mikkel and Mads Kornerup, the brothers behind global jewellery phenomenon Shamballa Jewels, discuss product development, balancing spirituality with business growth and their retail plans — each giving their own personal insight into the business. PROFESSIONAL JEWELLER: THINKING BACK OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, HOW HAS SHAMBALLA JEWELS DEVELOPED AS A

INTERVIEW: Jessica Flinn takes the retail route

The British jewellery designer with the hunger to grow business. Her business is only four years old, but in that time Jessica Flinn has carved an enviable path as a British designer with collections sold through independent retailers, galleries, House of Fraser and now her own multi-brand shop in Sheffield. She tells Kathryn Bishop about

INTERVIEW: Anna Trent, Anna Lou of London

Anna Trent of Anna Lou of London discusses her new wholesale venture. British jewellery designer Anna Trent started her successful label Anna Lou of London with a stall in Portobello Market in 2004. Cut forward to 2014 and she’s forging ahead with a bold company expansion plan, as well as adding a new wholesale proposition

INTERVIEW: Paul Owen, Fraser Hart retail director

On improving the retail chain’s internal structure and communication. Fraser Hart retail director Paul Owen joined the team in August 2013, shaking up the internal processes at one of the UK’s biggest high street jewellery chains. He tells Kathryn Bishop about improving internal structure, plans for new stores and why you are only as good

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Peter Andersen, Pandora

Pandora’s president of Western Europe on sales growth and UK strategy. Pandora’s latest financial results show a brand that keeps on winning new customers, increasing sales and driving up profits. How did it all go so right for Pandora? Professional Jeweller’s Rob Corder sat down with Peter Andersen, the company’s president of Western Europe, to