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Houlden officially launches Jewellers of Excellence Subscription

Jewellery trading consortium The Houlden Group has officially launched its consumer facing Jewellers of Excellence campaign and associated website.

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Houlden forges ahead with Jewellers of Excellence marketing plansSubscription

Luxury jewellery buying consortium, the Houlden Group, has outlined further plans for its consumer-facing Jewellers of Excellence campaign which will launch in full before the end of the year.

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Michael Rawlinson responds to Stuart Laing’s concerns regarding NAJ membershipSubscription

National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) chief executive Michael Rawlinson has responded to criticism from Houlden chief executive Stuart Laing that the newly-formed National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) may not have stringent enough membership criteria to retain many Houlden jewellers as its members.

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Helen Haddow appointed chief executive of HouldenSubscription

Luxury jewellery buying consortium Houlden has announced that finance and administration director Helen Haddow has been appointed chief executive, effective from January 1, 2016, as part of a new structure.

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Houlden reveals further details of Summer Getaway Subscription

Jewellery trading consortium, the Houlden Group, has revealed further details of the content for its Members’ Meeting set to be held at its forthcoming Summer Getaway.

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Houlden confirms details of Summer GetawaySubscription

Jewellery and watch trading consortium The Houlden Group has confirmed details of its annual Summer Getaway due to be held at the East Sussex National Golf and Spa resort from the 23-25 June.

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Houlden Group launches bespoke bridal collectionSubscription

Jewellery and watch trading consortium, the Houlden Group has launched a bespoke bridal jewellery collection for its members called Nightfall designed by jewellery designer Alexander Davis.

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Houlden unveils public-facing Jewellers of Excellence logoSubscription

The Houlden Group has unveiled the Jewellers of Excellence logo and branding which it will use to promote itself to the public.

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Stuart Laing to retire from HouldenSubscription

Jewellery and watch trading consortium The Houlden Group has started the search for a new chief executive following the news that current chief executive Stuart Laing plans to retire in June 2017.

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Houlden to re-brand as Jewellers of Excellence for B2C marketSubscription

The Houlden Group is to re-brand itself for the consumer (B2C) market as Jewellers of Excellence, giving its members the opportunity to promote themselves to the public as part of a select group of fine jewellers.

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Houlden Group reveals its Bridal Design of the Year winnersSubscription

The winners of the Houlden Group Bridal Design of the Year 2015 were revealed at Jewellery and Watch Birmingham yesterday (February 2).

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Bridal Design of the Year winners set to be revealed todaySubscription

Renowned jewellery and watch trading consortium The Houlden Group will today announce the winners of its 2015 Bridal Design of the Year competition in association with Jewellery & Watch Birmingham.

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EXCLUSIVE: Bridal Design of the Year finalists revealedSubscription

Renowned jewellery and watch trading consortium The Houlden Group has revealed the names and designs of the eight shortlisted finalists in the 2015 Bridal Design of the Year competition in association with Jewellery & Watch Birmingham.

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Final call for entries in the Houlden Bridal Design of the Year AwardSubscription

Jewellery and watch trading consortium, the Houlden Group, is calling on designers and suppliers to submit their entries for its 2015 Bridal Design of the Year awards, in association with Jewellery & Watch Birmingham (JWB).

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EXCLUSIVE: Houlden Group links up with JWB for Bridal Design AwardsSubscription

Jewellery and watch trading consortium the Houlden Group has joined forces once again with Jewellery & Watch Birmingham (JWB) for its 2015 Bridal Design of the Year Awards.

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The Houlden Group and The Watch Gallery to offer click-and-collectSubscription

The Houlden Group has revealed plans to roll out its click-and-collect initiative in conjunction with luxury watch etailer The Watch Gallery, following a successful trial.

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Optimism grows at Houlden summer getawaySubscription

Around 130 Houlden members, guests and suppliers met up at the East Sussex National Golf Resort for the Group’s annual Summer Getaway

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Houlden Group enjoying successful eventSubscription

Suppliers and members of the Houlden Group are currently enjoying a successful three days of business and networking as part of the premium jewellery consortium’s annual summer event

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Houlden members receive social media trainingSubscription

Members of the Houlden Group, met recently in Glasgow for personalised training on social media, offered by Amanda Daniels of Koogar Ltd

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Houlden members invest in their people through personalised trainingSubscription

At the end of April, the Houlden Academy’s first course of the year was hosted by Robert Gatward in Windsor. Members of the Houlden Group attended the specialised training day with each having a personalised action plan by the end of it

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Houlden Group appoints Vanessa Priest as Marketing ConsultantSubscription

Stuart Laing, CEO of The Houlden Group, is delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Priest as Marketing Consultant.

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"Houlden adds an extra star to your business," says its chief executive Subscription

Stuart Laing made the comment in his opening address to members of the group on June 18 at its annual Summer Management and Buying Event, which was held in East Sussex.

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Charmian Beaton launches collection at annual Houlden meetSubscription

This will be the jewellery designers first collection of contemporary engagement rings with matching wedding bands

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WE Watts of Derby joins The Houlden GroupSubscription

Jewellery retailer WE Watts of Derby has signed up as a member of The Houlden Group.

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Houlden Group to support members in 2013Subscription

Retailers at today’s Houlden Group Members’ Day were told to expect a challenging year in 2013 but were advised that the buying group will support their needs, including plans for a marketing offer.

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Eventful Houlden Group meeting plannedSubscription

The Houlden Group is holding its Annual Management and Buying Event next week, where it will welcome key industry speakers and provide members with various business-boosting opportunities.

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Carat* generates over 50 accounts at TJSSubscription

Carat* has reported that The Jewellery Show in Birmingham was a huge success for the brand, which generated over 50 new accounts at the event and 10 store-in-store installations with independent jewellers from across the UK.

William Cheshire has been a previous winner

Houlden to present third Designer of Excellence Award at TJSSubscription

The Houlden Group will present its Designer of Excellence Award for the third consecutive year at The Jewellery Show 2013, in February.

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Houlden Group welcomes CasioSubscription

The Houlden Group has added Casio to its portfolio of suppliers.

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Houlden Group adopts ethical trading policySubscription

The buying group has devised this template in response to rising consumer interest in ethically sourced products

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Houlden Group to sponsor Supplier of the Year at UKJA 2013Subscription

The Houlden Group is sponsoring the Supplier of the Year category at the UK Jewellery Awards 2013.

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Houlden Group to give platinum award winner commercial opportunitySubscription

The Houlden Group is offering a commercial opportunity to the winner of the 2013 Goldsmiths’ Craftmanship & Design Platinum Award, which is sponsored by the Platinum Guild International (PGI).

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The Houlden Group joins the BJASubscription

The Houlden Group has joined the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA), to help inspire consumer confidence in its members.

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Whittles joins The Houlden Group Subscription

The Houlden Group has welcomed family jeweller Whittles, of Preston in Lancashire, as a new member.

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Upbeat reports at Houlden Group summer event Subscription

The Houlden Group celebrated growing membership and positive business results at its information-packed Summer Annual Management & Buying Event, held last week.

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Houlden Group adds Fossil to its fashion credentialsSubscription

Fossil has joined the Houlden Group as an official supplier, adding to the buying group’s fashion brand partners.

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The Houlden Group announces dates of Summer meetingSubscription

The Houlden Group will be holding its Annual Summer Management & Buying Event from 18 to 21 June at the East Sussex National Golf & Spa Resort.

Bering has been named as a Houlden Group supplier

Bering named as a Houlden Group supplierSubscription

Bering has become an official Houlden Group supplier.

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The Houlden Group to sponsor marketing category in UK Jewellery Awards 2012Subscription

The Houlden Group has been confirmed as sponsor for the new Marketing Campaign of the Year category at Retail Jeweller’s UK Jewellery Awards 2012.

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Houlden Group embraces fashion brands by appointing advisor Subscription

The Houlden Group has appointed Ashley Pugh as its brand development advisor, to ensure that the buying group is fully supporting its members by helping to advise them on the introduction and successful stocking of fashion jewellery brands.

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Retailers urged to embrace change at Houlden Group meetingSubscription

Stuart Laing urged members to embrace change at the Houlden Group Member’s Day, yesterday.

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William Cheshire wins Houlden Group's Designer of Excellence awardSubscription

William Cheshire became the second designer to win the Houlden Group’s Designer of Excellence award, which was announced at The Jewellery Show at Spring Fair on February 7.

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The Houlden Group brings in leading business expert for buying group meetingSubscription

The event, which takes place from February 13–15 will include a session with Dr Jonathan Levie using a Harvard University Business School case study based on real life business issues.

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Houlden Group to launch Designs of Excellence at The Jewellery ShowSubscription

The Houlden Group will be returning to The Jewellery Show in 2012 to launch its Designs of Excellence initiative.

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CW Sellors named an official Houlden Group supplierSubscription

British Gemstone jewellery designer and manufacturer CW Sellors has become an official supplier to the Houlden Group.

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Houlden Group and GIA sign for reduced education ratesSubscription

The Houlden Group has signed an agreement with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to offer a reduced rate to its members for the Institute’s gemmological courses.

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Houlden Group reconsiders turnover criteria to support smaller retailersSubscription

The criteria for joining buying group the Houlden Group, including turnover and buying commitments, have been lowered in recognition of smaller, quality, independent operators.

The Houlden Group has become the first jeweller-membership organisation to have 100% of its members achieve Recommended Retailer status from the Platinum Guild International (PGI)

All Houlden Group members now platinum recommended retailersSubscription

The Houlden Group has become the first jeweller-membership organisation to have 100% of its members achieve Recommended Retailer status from the Platinum Guild International (PGI).

Laing the Jeweller will be the first Scottish jeweller to host the Designs of Excellence exhibition. Pictured: Retail Jeweller editor Laura McCreddie presents Sarah Ho with the Designer of Excellence award

Laing the Jeweller to host Designs of Excellence CollectionSubscription

Retailer Laing the Jeweller is set to be the first Scottish jeweller to exhibit the Designs of Excellence collection at its Edinburgh store from May 24 to 30.

The Houlden Group will exclusively offer its members this Tag Heuer watch to sell in their stores

Houlden Group reveals exclusive Tag Heuer dealSubscription

Buying organisation The Houlden Group has partnered with Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer to offer its members a limited edition watch to sell exclusively in their stores.

The Department of Business has sought to allay fears that hallmarking is under threat

Department of Business seeks to allay fears that hallmarking is under threatSubscription

The Department of Business has told Retail Jeweller that it is not singling out hallmarking regulations for potential repeal, trying to allay fears that it will scrap hallmarking.

Jeweller A Fattorini has joined buying organisation the Houlden Group

A Fattorini joins Houlden Group Subscription

The Houlden Group has announced that jeweller A Fattorini has joined its membership.

The Houlden Group has plans to be more than a buying group

The Houlden Group lays out plans to be more than a buying groupSubscription

The Houlden Group chairman Stuart Laing started the Group’s 2011 meeting by urging members to start thinking of Houlden as more than a buying group.

The Jewellery Show reported a 10% rise in footfall at its 2011 show

Footfall rises by 10% at The Jewellery Show 2011Subscription

The Jewellery Show at Spring Fair International drew more buyers than ever before at this year’s event and reported a like-for-like 10% footfall increase.

The CMJ's chief executive Willie Hamilton checks out the Buying Power List

UPDATE: The Jewellery Show Party in picturesSubscription

Official pictures from The Jewellery Show Party, held on February 7 to celebrate the launch of Retail Jeweller’s Buying Power List.

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The Houlden Group lists latest supplier partnershipsSubscription

The Houlden Group will welcome a host of new suppliers to its forthcoming members’ Management and Buying Event.

Retail Jeweller editor presented Sarah Ho with The Houlden Group's Designer of Excellence award at The Jewellery Show

Retail Jeweller editor Laura McCreddie presents Sarah Ho with Designer of Excellence AwardSubscription

Retail Jeweller editor Laura McCreddie presented Sarah Ho with the inaugural Houlden Group’s Designer of Excellence Award at The Jewellery Show on Monday.

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High street sales surge for third month in rowSubscription

Jewellery retailers reported increased takings in September as high street sales continued to rise for the third consecutive month.

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Jewellers hit by falling high street sales and VAT worriesSubscription

Jewellery retailers are reporting tougher trading conditions as high street sales fell again in June, and concerns that consumer confidence is likely to be knocked by the impending VAT increase.

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Gerald Ratner to address Houlden GroupSubscription

Notorious jeweller Gerald Ratner is set to address the Houlden Group’s summer meeting on June 22.

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Brides invest in rings despite recessionSubscription

Jewellery retailers have reported that brides are bucking the trend for trading down in the credit crunch and are still opting for investment wedding rings.