In December 2021, independently owned jeweller, F.Hinds, was announced as Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year at the Professional Jeweller awards.
You will find their Bristol shop in The Galleries, on the ground floor.
The award recognises high performing retailers with five or more stores that trade mainly in fashion and lifestyle jewellery brands priced under £1000. The family run company was up against the likes of H.Samuel and T H Baker and was voted top in this category by industry leaders.
F.Hinds has been trading since 1856, operating 127 retail outlets and a large online store. The brand is an official stockist of many top jewellery brands such as Radley, Fossil, DKNY, GUESS and Fiorelli, as well as offering a range of in-house collections – namely Aureus and My Diamonds – which offer a winning combination of quality, style and value.
At the awards, F.Hinds was praised for its ability to overcome hardship and find success in a difficult climate, even opening a new store at the height of the Covid pandemic. Professional Jeweller also highlighted F.Hinds’ ambitious approach to growth and development over the past year.
Andrew Hinds, Chairman and diamond buyer at F.Hinds, said, “We are delighted to have been recognised by the industry, especially in such a challenging year. We’re very proud to have retained all of our stores and to have returned from the various lockdowns even stronger and here for our customers, staff and suppliers. We are now looking forward to 2022 – we already have an exciting new store opening and a relocation to plan in the first quarter of the year as well as plenty of other new developments across the business.”
This is the second time F.Hinds have taken home this award, after winning the title in 2018.
Jeremy Hinds, sales director at F.Hinds, says: “I am so proud of everyone at F.Hinds & Chapelle for the tireless work they have put into winning this award. The award is like a big ‘thank you’ to everyone in the company – from our store colleagues to our head office staff. In the last 18 months we have taken the opportunity to update multiple stores, invest in our omnichannel experience as well as devoting time to our training to make sure we continue to provide our award-wining customer service day in, day out.”