Award Recognises Quality for Hugh Rice Jewellers Store Investment

Just 7 months after relocating their Beverley town centre store independent jewellers Hugh Rice Group have been awarded a prestigious award in architectural design. Hugh Rice Jewellers continued to improve its stores throughout 2012, including extending their flagship store at St Stephen’s Hull to an impression 5,000sq foot floor space and creating the new store within a 17th Century Grade II listed building at the heart of the conservation town of Beverley. The shop, which was renovated and restored to retain the character of the historic East Yorkshire town, has now won ‘Built Heritage’ development of the year in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chairman's Awards for architectural excellence at a glitzy ceremony at the Spa, Bridlington on 7th May. Mike Rice, Director of the Hugh Rice Group said: “So much planning, attention to detail and hard work went into making the Beverley store a very special place for our customers. It’s a great boost for the team to see our combined efforts being recognised as on the East Riding of Yorkshire’s finest developments.” Mr Rice also reported that the new Beverley store had led to a 43% increase in turnover when compared with the previous location. Hugh Rice Jewellers, founded in Hull in 1971, now has eight stores throughout Yorkshire. The Beverley store along with the branch in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre Hull stocks Hugh Rice hand-crafted jewellery along with many leading high-fashion jewellery brands. For more information visit   We'd love to hear what you think! Comment on our Blogs for a chance to win a 10% voucher. (If you can't see the comment box below click on the title to make it appear at the bottom of the page.)