Watch and jewellery retailer builds on UK store presence


Watch and jewellery retailer F. Hinds has launched its 118th store, in the Frenchgate Shopping Centre in Doncaster.

Mike Harley, who has been involved with the firm for nearly 38 years, moving between branches around the country where his expertise has been required, was there was assist with the launch along with members of the group’s management team.


The store will employ a seven-strong sales team, two of which have been 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.

“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,” stated Andrew Hinds, director and the current co-chairman of the National Association of Jewellers.

Jewellers F. Hinds was established in 1856 and some of the firm’s fascinating 160-year heritage is depicted on a large plasma TV at the store entrance. The nearest local stores to the Doncaster shop Meadowhall and Scunthorpe.

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