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Argento hails 'Northern Ireland heritage' as it picks up top jeweller award in London

Published 08/07/2016

Pete Boyle, Chief Executive, Argento and Emma Filmer, Managing Director, Argento with Pam Aujla, Managing Director, Trollbeads and awards host Gethan Jones.

Northern Ireland based Argento has scooped an award at the Retail Jeweller UK Jewellery Awards 2016.

It picked up Best Store Environment- one of the 18 awards up for grabs at the ceremony in London Hilton Park Lane.

With 60 stores across the UK and Ireland, Argento was hailed by Retail Jeweller’s expert judging panel for a stunning store concept that linked back to the heritage of where the brand is from – Northern Ireland.

Pete Boyle, chief executive of Argento, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive such an established award that recognises our new store design.

“Although online shopping remains an important element of our business, it has been crucial for us to enhance the look and feel of our ever- growing retail portfolio with a £2.9 million refit programme due to be complete by September 2016.

“Our concept store was born in Belfast so it was important for us to feature the best of Northern Irish heritage with traditional red ‘Belfast brick’ walls, contemporary wooden floors and striking ‘Harland & Wolf Yellow’ display cabinets – a nod to the shipyard industry where renowned ships including the Titanic, RMS Olympic and RMS Britannic were built.

“Winning gold ahead of others including Tresor Paris, Laing Edinburgh and Mococo, to name a few, very much validates how our new in-store design  has given our customers a brand new shopper experience, allowing us to stay competitive on the high street.”

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