WAKEFIELDS JEWELLERS WINS RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2014
We are proud to announce that Wakefields Jewellers was voted the winner of Retailer of the Year 2014 at the annual Company of Master Jewellers UK Jewellery Conference on October 7th.
Voted for by CMJ approved suppliers, we were up against stiff competition from amazing fellow retailers including TH Baker, Drakes, Forum, and Jeremy France. So we are thrilled to pick up this prestigious award!
An added delight is hearing some of the amazing feedback our suppliers gave us. One described us as “a passionate and forward-thinking watch and jewellery retailer… a real pleasure to do business with.”
Others praised our business for its friendly staff and well-organised store, and for creating “a modern, bright, luxurious store without relinquishing any of the values of a traditional family business”.
Melanie, Dominic, store manager Tristan and operations manager Jan were at the CMJ conference to pick up the award from host Bill Turnbull.
Melanie says, “Dominic and I would like to thank all of our team for their professionalism in helping us to maintain and build our brilliant business, nurturing strong relationships with our suppliers and clients. Winning awards like this is a team effort and we are very proud of everyone who has contributed towards this success.”
Other highlights at the conference included some fascinating speakers. Melanie says Andrew McMillan, former customer service manager at John Lewis, was “brilliant”. And she enjoyed Gerald Ratner’s eye-opening account of his infamous fall from grace after one careless remark.
Melanie also lapped up the words of the final speaker, John Timpson, owner of family business Timpsons. She was interested to hear about how he nearly lost his business, but managed to gain huge success, thanks to dedicated good service and becoming a well-known provider of watch batteries and straps!