Posted May 20, 2013
Experience the luxury and opulence of the roaring twenties as depicted in The Great Gatsby by attending one of our glittering customer shopping events on Thursday, May 23rd.
Travel back in time to the glamour of the Jazz Age at our stores at 30 Argyll Arcade, Glasgow, Glasgow Fort, Bon Accord & St Nicholas in Aberdeen, Eastgate Centre in Inverness, Grosvenor Centre in Chester, Manchester's Arndale Centre and Bluewater in Kent.
There you will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and canapés by staff reflecting the glitz of the golden age of fashion and design.
In true decadent style you will be treated to a 15% discount on all full price Chisholm Hunter jewellery*. There will also be an opportunity to preview pieces from the new Deco Collection offering exquisite diamond cocktail rings and cluster designs with prices starting from £1,395.
One lucky customer per store will be able to work the Daisy Buchanan look for free as there will be a prize draw to win a stunning pair of Art Deco inspired silver cubic zirconia fancy long drop earrings, with the winner selected at the end of the night.
As if all that wasn't enough, those attending on the night can enter a sensational UK prize draw offering the chance to experience the grandeur and hedonism of the age.
One lucky winner will be treated to an exciting day trip aboard the elegant carriages of the British Pullman or Northern Belle, courtesy of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. The other top prize winner will win tickets for two to a sensational 1920s Prohibition Party in London and treated to a two night stay for two, including champagne on arrival and dinner and breakfast at No. 10 Manchester Street, a stunning boutique hotel in Marylebone in London.
For further information please contact your nearest store.
Cant wait to see you there!
* Excludes watch and jewellery brands. Not in conjunction with any other promotion. For full terms and conditions please visit chisholmhunter.co.uk. The UK prize draw closes on 31st of July.
Posted May 14, 2013
Chisholm Hunter has unveiled a stunning showcase diamond ring collection that pays homage to the glamour and sophistication of the roaring twenties, so vividly depicted in the new Great Gatsby movie.
Featuring highly covetable pieces which would have had Daisy Buchanan reaching for her pocket book, the Deco Collection offers show stopping diamond cocktail rings and Art Deco cluster designs with prices starting from £1,395.
To celebrate the launch of the range and Baz Luhrmann's portrayal of the classic American tale of desire and decadence, Chisholm Hunter is inviting you to enter a fabulous prize draw for the chance to experience the excitement and opulence of the age.
One lucky winner will win tickets for two to a sensational 1920s Prohibition Party in London where guests are invited to sip classic cocktails from teacups and enjoy flamboyant floor shows and live music. They will also be treated to a two night stay for two, including champagne on arrival and dinner and breakfast at No. 10 Manchester Street, a stunning boutique hotel in Marylebone in London. The beautiful hotel is housed in a splendid Edwardian building that evokes the luxury of bygone days.
Our other top prize winner will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime trip with their partner on an exciting day trip aboard the elegant carriages of the British Pullman or Northern Belle, including table d'hôte meals and drinks, with departures from 60 regional stations to destinations including Edinburgh, York and Lake District.
To enter this fantastic prize and relive the glamour and joie de vivre of the roaring twenties, simply email your full name, address, email and the subject 'The Great Gatsby' to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st of July.
Posted April 18, 2013
Award-winning singer Emeli Sandé has been signed up to promote the new 'Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry UK Music Fund'.
The Fund aims to discover and promote talented young musicians around the world and will support The World Heart Beat Music Academy in London, which opens doors for young people of all ages and backgrounds who might not have access to musical training.
Commenting on the new opportunities offered by the 'Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Alliance', Sahana Gero, Founder and Artistic Director at The World Heart Beat Music Academy, said: "I am thrilled that Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry have chosen to support the World Heart Beat Music Academy in their first UK Music Fund. We believe that music is the heartbeat of humanity and has the power to transform the lives of young people."
Emeli, who recently won Best British Female and Best British Artist of the year at the 2013 Brit Awards, added: "It's crucial that young people today have the chance to express themselves through music and are given opportunities to do so. Projects like this make music available to everyone; disadvantaged youths in particular will be able to tell their story and get their voices heard. These are issues that are close to my heart, so I'm really proud to be part of it."
To support the Music Fund programmes, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry is launching a special new-edition Gucci Interlocking timepiece in stainless steel, with a steel bracelet and black dial. Available in a small 29mm size, the watch, for men and for women, bears the iconic interlocking 'GG' logo around the bezel, representing the initials of the House founder, Guccio Gucci. This timepiece is characterised by its bold, simple style: the dial takes centre stage and has a striking circular-grained surface which recalls the grooves on a vinyl record. The engraving, 'Gucci Music Fund', can be seen on the back.
It is available from selected Chisholm Hunter stores and online
Posted April 16, 2013
Chisholm Hunter has been short-listed for the 'Employer of the Year' category within the prestigious Scottish Business Awards.
With 19 stores and a staff of 190, the company is delighted to have been recognised for the award which is sponsored by Total Jobs.
With a 12 strong judging panel, led by Chairman, Sir Tom Hunter, the awards aim to celebrate organisations actively building successful businesses and helping to stimulate the economy.
Keynote speaker for the awards ceremony is none other than former President, Bill Clinton. The event will take place on Friday 21 June at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Tracey Brown, Director, Chisholm Hunter said, "Within any business people are firmly at the heart of its success and we have strived, through investment in training, reward initiatives and many other HR developments, to ensure that our staff receive the support and recognition they so richly deserve.
"It's a great coup for the award organisers to have attracted such a global and iconic speaker, Bill Clinton. It promises to be a great night and we're really looking forward to it".
Posted April 08, 2013
Chisholm Hunter teams up and down the country are celebrating after receiving the exciting news that we have been announced as finalists in the Retail Jewellery Awards 'Best Multiple Retailer of the Year' category for 2013!
A record breaking number of entries were submitted this year with jewellers and watch brands alike keen to be shortlisted in the coveted UK Jewellery Awards, which has been recognising excellence in the jewellery industry for 20 years.
Managing Director, Harry Brown said, "I am delighted that our team's fantastic achievements over the past 12 months have been celebrated through this esteemed industry accolade.
"It has been announced that the quality of entries was better than ever this year so being shortlisted is a credit to our people who are consistently committed to exceeding our customers' expectations."
We are still very proud of winning the 'Multiple Retailer of the Year' award last year and look forward to joining the jewellery and watch world's finest once again at the 20th annual awards ceremony in July.
Watch this space for photos of what is sure to be the most exciting event in the industry's calendar with the awards set to take place within the opulent surroundings of the Natural History Museum in London.
Posted March 06, 2013
Chisholm Hunter has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Accreditation.
We join an exclusive group of UK employers eligible to use and display the sought after Investors in People logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits.
Assessors interviewed employees and said they were impressed by the level of enthusiasm and professionalism shown.
Commenting on the award Director Tracey Brown said: "We're delighted to have been recognised as an Investor in People. We have grown the company significantly in the past few years and key to that has been our ability to attract, recruit and develop the talents of our employees.
"We have invested significant amounts of money in staff training, sales conferences as well as reward and recognition."
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said: "This is a fantastic achievement for Chisholm Hunter. I would like to congratulate the organisation and its people on their commitment to continuous improvement."
The award is the third for Chisholm Hunter in what has been a landmark year for the business - it was also awarded Multiple Retailer of the Year by Retail Jeweller and appeared in the Professional Jeweller Hot 100.
Posted February 05, 2013
Chisholm Hunter was delighted to be lead sponsor of the recent Scottish Spina Bifida Association Burns Supper in Glasgow.
The Burns Supper, which has been running for over 21 years, was attended by Scotland's top construction, property and law firms and raised over £20,000 for the charity.
The night featured traditional entertainment including the Address to the Haggis and readings from Robert Burns' most famous works, along with music from The Scots Pipers.
One of the undoubted highlights of the evening was the charity raffle with the star prize being a stunning Chisholm Hunter diamond pendant.
Tracey Brown, Director of Chisholm Hunter, which operates 19 stores across Scotland and England under the Chisholm Hunter Group, said: "It was a wonderful evening and it was great to be able to lend our support to such a worthy charity, which makes a huge difference to the lives of Scottish children, young adults and families who are affected by spina bifida.
"I would like to thank all the guests who had such lovely comments to make about the pendant and the Chisholm Hunter goodie bags."
The majority of those born with spina bifida will be paralysed from the waist down and will be life-long wheel chair users. Additionally, 80% of those born with the disability also have hydrocephalus that causes additional neurological problems.
Deborah Roe, Director of Fundraising for the SSBA explained why this fundraising event is so important. She said: "For the Charity's life-long commitment of care and support the SSBA has to raise over £1 million annually. Sadly, the Charity receives less than 1% of its funding from the government, which means we have to raise nearly all our funds from public donations and events like this."
She continued, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank diamond merchants, Chisholm Hunter who sponsored the event, our speakers, former track star George McNeill, Sheriff Lindsay Wood and Kevin Brown, singer Nicola Cassells, The Scot Pipers, toast master Philip Henderson and of course all of those who gave so generously on the night."
First Image Credit: ANDY WYND, CE OF SSBA & DEBORAH ROE, DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING WITH SCOT PIPERS
Second Image Credit: TRACEY BROWN, DIRECTOR OF CHISHOLM HUNTER
Posted December 21, 2012
The watches are a unique collaboration between the German automaker and the respected Swiss Watchmaker and reflect the shared passions of the watchmaking and automobile worlds - precision engineering, innovation and constant attention to technical and aesthetic excellence.
Priced from £3,600, the BALL for BMW timepieces are available from the Chisholm Hunter flagship store in Bluewater, Kent and online from www.chisholmhunter.co.uk.
Dedicated to the automotive world and lovers of mechanical excellence, the BALL for BMW timepieces feature a revolutionary anti-shock system, which protects the watch from damage caused by extreme shocks and a dial which can be read even in total darkness.
Posted December 19, 2012
Chisholm Hunter has unwrapped a new flagship store at Glasgow Fort, in time for Christmas.
All our award winning stores are designed by Director Tracey Brown. The Glasgow Fort will showcase our extensive range of special diamond jewellery designs as well as luxury Swiss timepieces, designer jewellery ranges, including our signature 1857 collection, and fashion watch collections.
Located at Unit C2, the store represents the Group's 19th UK store and to celebrate the opening we have a number of festive offers providing perfect Christmas gifts or the opportunity to just indulge yourself.
To help our customers with their festive shopping, the store will have extended opening hours in the run up to Christmas Day. For details call the store on 0141 771 4765.
Posted December 10, 2012