Jewellers one of most influential in the country

Mel and Dom Wakefield, portrait, feature, London, UK, HOT 100 Jewellers,( Professional Jeweller/ITP)
Mel and Dom Wakefield, portrait, feature, London, UK, HOT 100 Jewellers,( Professional Jeweller/ITP)
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A Horsham high street jewellers has been named in the Hot 100 list of most influential people in the jewellery industry by a leading trade magazine.

Wakefields, a family business in West Street run by Dominic and Melanie Wakefield, was named in Professional Jeweller magazine’s Hot 100.

The two managing directors were awarded the accolade of ‘Retail Stars’ for the way the business has grown under their leadership.

Speaking to Professional Jeweller, Melanie said: “As a brother and sister team, Dominic and I have a shared vision of business. It is vital that a business is allowed to flourish under a new generation, as customers progress and change, you must too, offering the latest brands, an inspiring store, professional service and even new technology. You cannot stand still.”

Dominic added: “It is reassuring to know that the plans we have for developing our business are not only appreciated by our local customers, but also recognised by national professional organisations and publications.”

Last month, Wakefields also won Retailer of the Year at the Company of Master Jewellers annual jewellery business conference.