How to apply to become a member of the CMJ

So you’ve read all about the benefits of being a member of the CMJ and now you want to join our buying group? That’s great news and we really look forward to hearing from you.

We like to start the application process informally, to give you a chance to find out more about us and to ask any further questions you may have without any obligation to proceed. So at this stage, we just need to know that you are interested so that we can get in touch.

Once we have had an introductory conversation, we can then send you the full application form, which asks for more information on your business and why you would like to join.

If you have any further questions on how to join and what you can expect from us, you may find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Submit your CMJ Membership Enquiry Here

What our members say about being part of the CMJ

“Being a CMJ member means having access to excellent supplier choice, brilliant networking events and hands-on support whenever we need it.”

Charlotte Hewitt Bailey & Sons, CMJ member since 1995

“Since joining the CMJ, the support offered to us by their team and approved suppliers, as well as our fellow retail members, has been invaluable. The networking events have been one of the most important aspects – being able to learn from the experience and insights of our peers has been an enormous help.”

Amy Mellor David Mellor Jewellers, CMJ member since 2015

“As an independent jeweller, I could spend hours praising the support and financial benefits delivered by the CMJ. Suffice to say, the group has played an important role in the development of my business. From access to new suppliers to networking with my peers, they have offered great advice and both supported and encouraged my continued independence.”

Dee Brightwell Hadleighs Jewellers, CMJ member since 2014

“I can say in all honesty that the CMJ has been instrumental in our smooth transition from a first generation to a second generation independent jewellers. The networking and support of my peers and the professionalism of the CMJ has given us the confidence to view the future with optimism. I strongly recommend joining the CMJ.”

Jonathan Hughes-Lewis Jonathan David Jewellers, CMJ member since 2000

“The retail jewellery industry is changing so quickly, it’s vital to get a wider perspective through the CMJ retailer network.”

Paul Harris-Magri Flitwick & Hills, CMJ member since 2009

“I have been stopped in my local high street and congratulated on my ability to offer such high-quality retail brochures and catalogues to customers as an independent local retailer. The marketing support we receive from the CMJ really is excellent, and that is just one of the many, many benefits that the group offers.”

Phil Ainsworth Ainsworth Jewellers, CMJ member since 1983

“I am proud to say I am a member of the CMJ. At Niche we strive to inspire our loyal customers and value the opportunities within the CMJ to meet new and innovative suppliers.”

Rob Sherwin Niche Jewellers, CMJ member since 2013
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