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Michael Northcott

Michael Northcott
Michael is the editor of Jewellery Focus magazine. He draws from experience at a wide range of B2B magazines, including Management Today, Legal Business, Retail Week and Hotel Owner. Feel free to drop him a line with any stories or feature ideas.

FEATURE: JewelStreet.com’s Rob Passmore

JewelStreet.com is an online jewellery shop with a twist. Founder and MD Rob Passmore insists that giving designers and manufacturers a bigger slice of the sale price is the future. First, though, he’s asking Joe Public to get it off the ground with £100,000 of crowdfunding investment. MICHAEL NORTHCOTT caught …

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It’s only fair that card fees are knocked on the head

The news that we’re using less physical cash in the UK than at any other time in history means there has been a consumer behaviour revolution. The public has, on a wholesale basis, abandoned of cash in favour of the trusty chip ‘n’ pin. But somehow, the flexibility doesn’t seem …

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De Beers awards $37m technology contract to BT

BT has won a significant new contract with The De Beers Group of Companies. The six-year agreement, worth $37m, sees BT orchestrate a wide range of IT services across 70 De Beers Group sites, including exploration and mining locations across the world.

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Can you smell a retail boom?

I love to be the bearer of good news. The UK just had the biggest year-on-year rise in the quantity of goods bought in the retail sector since 2004. Yes, you heard right.

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