It’s been a huge year for us! Not only have we recently finished a major uplift to our Albion Street Headquarters which subsequently won ‘Best New Store or Store Refurbishment of the Year” at the professional jeweller awards earlier in September, but we also celebrated the launch of our new store in York. They say things come in threes so winning Independent Luxury Watch Retailer of the Year 2019 at last week’s WatchPro awards really was the icing on the cake! The event was held last Tuesday 5th November at 8 Northumberland – a stunning Victorian ballroom – London’s most central venue, just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square. On such a poignant night of the year – fireworks were indeed lighting up the evening.
Sitting alongside a list of finalists including; Laings, Boodles, Pragnell and Prestons, it was an honour to walk on stage and collect an award that all our team have worked so hard to secure. Amongst the cheers, “whoops” and applauses, our managing director, Simon Walton proudly collected the award from Ian Martindale with a gleaming smile on his face – a moving moment that was felt by all our team who attended on the night.
Executives of reputable watch brands from all over the country were asked to take part in the poll which saw 143 executives vote on the category, securing us – a British family-run independent retailer – number 1 in the UK. Our expertise in luxury wristwatches, paired with our admirable respect and our professional rapport with our watch brands, is one defining value that reflects the hard work and dedication that we have loyally and proudly clung to since the establishment of Berry’s Jewellers in 1897.
Cementing our values in exceptional customer service through a superior choice of luxury watches, the award was a welcomed addition to our many achievements here at Berry’s Jewellers. Now operating from over 9 stores in the UK including Leeds, Hull, Newcastle, Nottingham, York and Windsor – our exclusive collection of high-end watches spanning the likes of Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, Tissot, Patek Philippe and Breitling, provide the backbone to our unsurpassable service within the industry.
Our passionate, highly driven and dedicated staff work as a family, providing unbeatable customer service to our loyal customers who return time and time again to appreciate the superior quality of our products and our extensive knowledge on them.
Receiving the award for Independent Luxury Watch Retailer of the Year 2019 has given us that extra boost of confidence to take 2020 by storm. By continuing to do what we love and evolving both our successful e-commerce business with our bricks and mortar stores – the unique service we provide is sure to secure many more achievements in the future.