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Jacobs the Jewellers wins top prize: ‘2018 Retailer of the Year’ at Reading Retail Awards

02 Oct 2018

Family- owned independent retailer Jacobs the Jewellers was crowned Reading’s Retailer of the Year at the Reading Retail Awards on Saturday, 22nd September. During a glittering evening celebrating the breadth of retail talent in Reading and across Berkshire, Jacobs scooped the evening’s most coveted prize. The award was presented to the Jacobs team, led by co-owners Ian, Adrienne and Adam Jacobs – two generations of the Jacobs family -   by the previous year’s winner IKEA.

The award is the most prestigious of the event and is selected from all businesses in the area by a panel of experienced retail professionals: this year there were over 3000 entries. Judges praised Jacobs the Jewellers for their long-standing demonstration of exceptional service, regional client attraction and unique high-quality range of jewellery, watches and gifts. The deep connection Jacobs holds with the Reading community was singled out as exemplary, notably its established charity work which this year has seen its Seventy for Seventy campaign raising £70,000 for the Royal Berkshire Hospital Charity as part of the jewellers 2018 seventieth birthday celebrations. 

Adam, Ian and Adrienne Jacobs said “We’re just thrilled to bits – the award came as a complete surprise. We'd like to give a huge thanks to our brilliant team who have played a big part in this achievement. At the heart of the business are our customers and the Reading community – they’ve allowed us to serve them over the years and keep coming back: we’re grateful to every single one. Hopefully we can raise the funds we set out to achieve a year ago to put the icing on the cake too!”

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Adam Jacobs, owner; Jacobs the Jewellers; 25, King St,  Reading; 0118 959 0790

Jacobs the Jewellers is a nationally-renowned, award-winning Jacobs, established in 1948, is Berkshire’s leading independent jeweller, well known across Berkshire and the South East. Offering exquisite jewellery, silver, watches, superior presentation pieces and excellent levels of customer service; as well as our skilled on-site workshop and the only in-house CAD bespoke service in the immediate area.

Reading Retail Awards , presented by the Event Crew, are 9 years old, recognising and rewarding outstanding retailing in the Reading region. A selection of categories are voted by the public with others decided via panel of independent judges from local retail, hospitality, marketing and service organisations. The evening awards are attended by over 250 guests and reach a wide audience in the area.