Family firm jewel in town’s crown

The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2014. DFphotography
The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2014. DFphotography
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A Flitwick family-run jewellers store is celebrating after the owner was nominated in the top 100 key movers and shakers in the jewellery industry.

Paul Harris-Magri, who runs the independent business Flitwick Jewellers along with his wife Vanessa, made the grade in the presitigious ‘Professional Jeweller Hot 100’, an annual celebration of impressive individuals from the UK jewellery industry.

Paul said: “I am a people person and like to provide top-quality service to my customers. People appreciate we are a traditional family-owned business where service, quality and friendship go together.

“I think it’s very rewarding to be recognised with this award. It’s due to all the hard work my wife and I have put in to bring the shop into the 21st century. We have lots of loyal customers in Flitwick and we’ve got some new brands coming into the shop.”

His wife Vanessa added: “We are absolutely delighted. Paul’s put alot of energy into the business.”

The list was revealed at a party in London on September 1. Paul said: “I was told about the nomination in June but was sworn to secrecy until the event – which difficult as I’m a terrible gossip!”