WALKINGTON businessman, Shaun Bell, is celebrating after hearing the news that his business, Joshua James Jewellery, has been named Retailer of the Year in the British Jewellers’ Association’s 125th Anniversary Awards.
Six awards were presented to BJA members at a prestigious ceremony, the first in the association’s 125 year history, which was held at Birmingham’s Clarendon Suites.
Joshua James, which has a boutique retail outlet in Hessle, and operates four websites scooped the Retailer of the Year award after the BJA created a shortlist of four finalists which was then opened up to a public vote on its website in October.
Having had his business described by the BJA as an ‘innovative company’ which ‘has become a leading jewellery e-tailer’, Managing Director of Joshua James Jewellery, Shaun Bell, said he is thrilled.
“I’m so pleased. After a fantastic year which saw the business nominated for Jewellery E-tailer of the Year at the UK Jewellery Awards and become the only retailer in the region to make the Professional Jeweller 2012 Hot 100 list, this is another brilliant achievement to end 2012 with.
“The fact that we scooped the award due to a public vote also shows that we are getting it right for our customers. We’ve worked so hard to remain ahead of current trends with a vast and ever increasing range of the latest brands, and though the business has only been going for just over three years, I believe that our passion, determination and a firm focus on achieving our goals will ensure that we continue to head in the right direction.”