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HOT 100 BUSINESS BIG SHOTS: Steve Bennett, CEO, Founder & Gemstone Hunter, Gemporia

The past year has seen Steve Bennett trotting the globe to bring his British brand to new shores. Having successfully launched a jewellery channel in India, he has now done the same in the USA, broadcasting live from Florida. The size of the potential audience in these two countries is staggeringly huge, as Steve is

EDF 2016 Congress: meet the speakers

On Monday, Professional Jeweller reported that this year’s Executive Development Forum (EDF) will take place on 8 June 2016. The NAJ has named the speakers as Anna Blackburn, chief executive of Beaverbrooks; Steve Bennett, chief executive of the Genuine Gemstone Company; Adrian de Courcey, of transport operator company Travel de Courcey, and Jesper Neilsen, who this

Gemporia identified as “outstanding” by retail growth report

The AlixPartners Growth Retailer Report 2016, in partnership with Retail Week, which “identifies outstanding retailers”, has included jewellery company Gemporia in its top ten.   Editor-in-chief of Retail Week, Chris Brook-Carter, says: “While 2015 was a year that the retail sector was expected to benefit from rising disposable income and consumer confidence, trading conditions have

EDF Congress 2016 speakers announced by the NAJ

This year’s Executive Development Forum (EDF) will host leaders from both jewellery and non-jewellery industries, who will share their views on leadership in business. Each will give personal accounts of the running of their organisations along with important lessons they’ve learnt in the process. Speakers include Anna Blackburn, chief executive of Beaverbrooks; Steve Bennett, chief

Gemporia adds live customer video assistance to website

The Genuine Gemstone Company’s jewellery brand Gemporia has added live video assistance to its website to further enhance the customer experience. Gemporia has teamed up with live video assistance provider Vee24, to offer online shoppers interaction with the brand’s customer service team. Gemporia want the online customer experience to match the personal experience customers would receive

TGGC launches traceable GPS engagement ring line

The Genuine Gemstone Company founder Steve Bennett has launched traceable engagement rings, incorporating sophisticated GPS tracking hidden discretely in high-value pieces. Bennett comments: ““The idea came to me as I was thinking of ways to ensure the safe-keeping of jewellery. Our collections include some highly valuable pieces and some added insurance is of course always

OPINION: Steve Bennett on the Antwerp Diamond Fair

CEO of TGGC argues consumer confidence is key to diamond trade. Steve Bennett, founder and chief executive officer of The Genuine Gemstone Company, discusses the importance of establishing consumer confidence in the diamond trade following his time at the annual Diamond Trade Fair in Antwerp… This week the great and powerful of the jewellery industry

Q&A: Steve Bennett on ITV’s Gems TV programme

The firm’s CEO on the hunt to find gemstones and the very best staff. Viewers of ITV last night might have found themselves getting familiar with the Bennett family, owners of The Genuine Gemstone Company, parent business of Gems TV, Gemporia, NowSeen and Jewellery Maker. The TV show, titled Gems TV, went behind-the-scenes at "Britain’s