Retail Jewellers’ annual Inspiring Independents supplement and event is set to return for 2015, this time with The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) on board as headline partner for the first time. Votes have been cast from across the industry from manufactures through to brands, suppliers, trade associations and retailers, to vote for the three independents that they consider being the most inspiring.
Commenting on CMJ’s involvement this year, chief executive Willie Hamilton said: “The independent retail jeweller is the lifeblood of jewellery retailing in the UK and the inspiration that they bring to the industry deserves to be recognised. The partnership of CMJ with Retail Jeweller to support Inspiring Independents reflects the core values of CMJ: we passionately believe that independent jewellers should be independent, but also have the support, strength, vision and camaraderie of a collective. We hope that the 2015 Inspiring Independents Awards will motivate others to adopt the same high standards of the award winners, ensuring that the independent retail jeweller continues to thrive on the high streets of the UK and Ireland.”
Independents can be nominated and suggested as being inspiring for various reasons. Some have a fantastic eye for spotting and backing the best new brands, while others make their mark by offering phenomenal customer service or implementing innovative marketing strategies.
Inspiring Independents in association with the Company of Master Jewellers is set to take place on October 22 at The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden.
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