Luxury jewellery buying consortium the Houlden Group has announced that premium independent retail jeweller Wakefields will join the group, effective from April 1.
Located in Horsham, West Sussex, and founded in 1911, Wakefields is currently run by brother-and-sister team Dominic and Melanie Wakefield. The jeweller sells luxury watch brands including Rolex and Tudor, as well as retailing a range of fine diamond jewellery.
Commenting on their decision to join the Houlden Group, Dominic and Melanie said: “We feel that the Houlden family represents the best opportunity to network with a small group of like-minded family businesses, sharing ideas and best practice.
“Our brand portfolio has changed over the past few years and Houlden is now closely aligned with our supply mix. Wakefields have been made extremely welcome to the group and we look forward to forging new friendships through their support.”
Houlden chief executive Helen Haddow added: “We are delighted to welcome Wakefields as part of the Houlden Advantage.
“They are a perfect extension to our existing premium membership, with over 100 years’ experience on the high street. We are looking forward to showing them the benefits of being part of the Houlden community and the opportunities that we can expose them to in the industry.”