Earlier this year, we were thrilled to announce that we had been shortlisted for an award at the Retail Jeweller UK Jewellery Awards. An event often referred to as the 'oscars' of the jewellery trade, this event recognises and celebrates achievements within the jewellery industry.
After the initial shortlisting, mystery shoppers visited us in-store on several occasions which formed part of the judging process. The results of which were reviewed, along with our entry, by a panel of 26 judges from across the industry.
The awards ceremony, held at the Artillery Garden in London, was attended by almost 700 people and hosted by Welsh presenter and former Rugby Union player, Gethin Jones. A fantastic venue with beautiful surroundings, the black-tie ceremony was accompanied by a funfair - the perfect way to celebrate such an exciting occasion!
As the results rolled in we were over the moon to be announced as the winners for our shortlisted category Multi-Brand/Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year! Up against some well-respected retailers including John Lewis, Argento Jewellery, Jewella and Rubirox, we were delighted with the outcome.
"Lauren and I had the most incredible evening, the venue was fantastic and the atmosphere was amazing. Just to be shortlisted amongst some of our respected industry peers was an honour but to win! Wow! We can't quite believe it!" - Leanne had to say about the event.
"As an independent retailer it means so much to us to know that the hard work we do is being recognised. From finding new brands to work with to making sure our customers receive the very best service possible, the team at Sarah Layton have really done us proud!"