Key benefits of being a member

Discover how we can help your business

Gain access to all the support you could need to protect, develop and grow your business.

Competitive Discounts

The size and collective knowledge of our buying group allows us to achieve unparalleled pricing, which in turn puts our members ahead of other retailers. With the choice of more than 200 CMJ suppliers to work with, you can maximise your potential for profit while retaining independence.

Networking Opportunities

Engage with suppliers, learn from key industry representatives, and get to know the CMJ board within the warm, welcoming atmosphere of our regular business events. Exchange ideas with like-minded retailers that share the same passion for high quality jewellery at our trade events, meetings and knowledge sharing tours.

Marketing Expertise

Benefit from a wide range of invaluable communications resources to support the promotion of your retail business. We offer our members the choice of a range of exclusive assets, toolkits, advisory materials, promotional ideas, and support to supplement their marketing efforts.

Profit Distribution

Streamline your financial processes and enhance your cash flow and liquidity. We offer our members single point of payment benefits as well as the freedom to negotiate your own additional payment terms with suppliers, receiving monthly statements showing all invoices due.

Business services

Develop and grow your business with a broad range of business services and preferential offerings – all of which are available exclusively to CMJ retailers. Gain a competitive advantage with support in the fields of mentoring and HR, insurance, shopfitting, IT, visual merchandising, and more.

Specialist Training

Our specialist training services are designed to help retailers perform at their best. Plus, we offer them terms which are exclusive to CMJ retail members. Enrol on some of the most prestigious professional development courses in the jewellery industry and learn directly from marketplace experts – all at a reduced cost.

Credibility

With more than 40 years of heritage and experience, we’re proud to have established ourselves as the collective voice for both retailers and suppliers across the jewellery industry. As an organisation that exists to empower its members, we ensure that everyone in the CMJ benefits from our market status, and the wealth of business opportunities that come with it.

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TESTIMONIAL

“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 Retail 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 Retail Member since 2015

“As an independent jeweller, I could spend hours praising the support and financial benefits delivered by the CMJ. Suffice to say, they have 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 Retail 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 Retail 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 Retail 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 Retail 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 Retail Member since 2013

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