Company of Master Jewellers reports record breaking turnover
LONDON, January 14, 2011 – The UK and Ireland’s biggest Buying Group The Company of Master Jewellers reported that sales in 2010 broke all previous records in the Group’s 30-year history.
In the nine months of trading since April 2010 The CMJ has exceeded the entire year’s turnover for the 2009/10 financial year by over 30 percent.
The CEO of The Company of Master Jewellers, Willie Hamilton said: “This strong growth in a time of recession shows the strength of our individual retail members and is also a reflection on our increasing membership, both for retailers and in securing new supply partners.”
“We have also benefited from closer working relationships with established and new supply partners. I have worked with my colleague CMJ executive Sarah Carpin to bring trend-setting brands and designers to work in close partnerships with our retailers, and this strategy is proving to be a very successful one,” said Hamilton.
New brands and designers who have joined The Company of Master Jewellers in 2010 include Baccarat, Ladyheart Diamonds, So Jewellery, Gurhan, Autore South Sea Pearls, Babette Wasserman, Sarah Jordan, SHO Fine Jewellery, Alexis Dove and watch brands Technomarine, Carl F Bucherer, Skagen and Bulova.