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GUEST COLUMN: How QVC creates a ‘work happy’ culture

GUEST COLUMN: How QVC creates a ‘work happy’ culture

Guest column by Sarah Hansford, buyer – fashion jewellery, QVC UK. QVC is unlike any other retailer, both in the way it operates – a department store combining digital retailing, live TV reaching 27 million UK homes, and a buzzing social media hub to create the most engaging shopping experience – and in its culture,

QVC raises £314k for breast cancer charity

As part of its annual fundraising campaign, QVC UK raised £314,000 for its flagship charity Breast Cancer Care last year – a 14% increase on the previous year. In its 17th year of partnering with Breast Cancer Care, the fundraising activity was given a refresh to spread awareness beyond October. Instead of the annual live


Business Big Shots are defined as the individuals and teams that are “shaping the UK jewellery industry”. They command the respect of the entire business community for their leadership, innovation, vision and delivery of outstanding results. This year’s Professional Jeweller Business Big Shots are: Joanne Milner, Garrard Peter Anderson, Pandora Helen Haddow, Houlden Craig Bolton, Goldsmiths Helen

HOT 100 BUSINESS BIG SHOTS: Emily Cox, Gems & Gold Buyer, QVC

For Emily Cox, the past year has been focused on building trust and awareness among QVC customers. Much of the latter has been achieved online. “In April we created a large feature on our website to celebrate the month’s birthstone, diamond,” Emily explains. “We introduced online-only diamond pieces and launched new lines on the web

Talbots Group celebrates double success in Luxury Packaging Awards shortlist

Birmingham-based packaging company Talbots Group has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories at the Luxury Packaging Awards 2016. The business has been shortlisted for the most competitive award on the night: Luxury Packaging Supplier of the Year. Talbots Group has also been revealed as a finalist in the specialist Jewellery & Accessories category

Georgiana Scott celebrates 25 years

Contemporary boutique London label, Georgiana Scott, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To mark this special occasion the Georgiana Scott team will be throwing back to the decade the brand was born – the 90s. As a nod to the original collection launched in Fenwick Bond Street in 1991, anniversary jewellery pieces will include

QVC partners with Britain’s Next Top Model

Multimedia retailer QVC partnered with hit TV show Britain’s Next Top Model. QVC joined the show for a challenge that saw the hopeful contestants create a jewellery ‘promo’ video. During the episode QVC challenged the remaining six contestants to create a commercial video in place of professional models. Each model embodied a different jewellery brand that QVC

HOT 100 2015 BUSINESS BIG SHOTS: Mary Serin, Joanna Mansbridge and Jo Lee

QVC’s jewellery business is booming thanks to the hard work and talent of Jo, Joanna and Mary. The powerful trio have worked with the talented team at QVC to revive and refresh the company’s jewellery offer; impressing long-standing customers and attracting new ones as a result. Joanna says: “Customers are flocking to the jewellery shows

WINNER: Emerging Designer PJ COTY 2015, Liz Earle for Botany

Liz Earle is a newcomer to the jewellery industry, but she is no beginner in business. Her ethical beauty brand of the same name, which changed hands from Avon to Walgreens Boots Alliance for £140 million in July, has been serving up ethically created skincare products since 1995. She is now bringing her passion for

Public vote to decide Collections of the Year 2015 winners

The Collections of the Year 2015 winners will be decided by a public vote that will go live on the Professional Jeweller website Monday morning. Nominations for Collections of the Year closed last Friday, and since then the editorial team at Professional Jeweller have whittled down the record number of entries to just the 10