118th Store Opens In Doncaster
Posted on: 16/03/2016Emily Simpkins, Doncaster Rovers’ Belles’ full-time professional midfielder, cut the ribbon to officially open jewellers F. Hinds’ 118th store at the Frenchgate Shopping Centre last Thursday 10th March 2016.
Mike Harley of F.Hinds proved to be a safe pair of hands on the day, which was no surprise as he has been involved with the company for nearly 38 years, moving between branches around the country where his expertise has been required during his hugely successful career.
The store’s seven-strong team are also very experienced: two transferred from local branches of F.Hinds, including one of the two Under Managers, Carol Howson. The other, Debbie Kelly, has joined from another jeweller and the rest of the team have all worked for jewellers before, including weekend staff. Two of these are Bethany White and Katie Shillabeer who were the ones defending the ‘goal mouth’ by holding the red ribbon.
Frenchgate Centre Management representatives Paddy Mellon (Assistant Manager), Karen Staniforth (Marketing Manager) and Matthew Owen (Marketing Executive) also presented ‘trophies’ of champagne and chocolates. “It is a pleasure to welcome F.Hinds to Frenchgate. The store is beautifully designed, with incredible jewellery, watch and gift displays within extensive, environmentally friendly, sparklingly lit windows”.
“We hope that customers in Doncaster will be delighted with the style and quality of our newest store, with its impressive displays of iconic watch and jewellery brands”, said Andrew Hinds, Director and the current Co-Chairman of the National Association of Jewellers, hence the magnificent chain of office.
Jewellers F.Hinds was established in 1856; some of that fascinating 160-year heritage is depicted on the large plasma TV at the store entrance. Doncaster is F.Hinds’ 118th store with others across the length and breadth of England and Wales – the nearest local stores are in Meadowhall and Scunthorpe. The company is family owned and run, specialising in diamond, gold and silver jewellery, watches, clocks, collectibles and gifts, as well as repairs, a bespoke design service and Gold for Cash. The company has an enviable reputation for friendly and professional customer service.
As one of the ‘Premier League' jewellery companies, F.Hinds is delighted to welcome customers to their lovely new store, and they wish Emily and the Belles all the best for the new season, starting with Chelsea this weekend.