Laings appoints Serena Gough to its board

Luxurious family-owned jewellers Laings has promoted Serena Gough to its UK board.

Gough has been part of the Scottish headquartered enterprise since 2019 and heads up Laings Providers and Laings Bespoke departments spanning every of the six showrooms situated throughout the UK.

Laings stated that the transfer comes as the corporate additional strengthens its management crew to “drive development as a part of its wider programme of funding into bringing craftsmanship to the forefront of the enterprise”.

Her appointment to the board is available in recognition of her “important contribution” to the enterprise and her “ardour, data and understanding” of the jewelry and luxurious watch trade.

Gough’s new position comes amid Laings unveiling a collection of workshops throughout the property, the upcoming opening of a brand new house in Glasgow and an expansive relocated showroom in Southampton.

Laings can also be introducing new apprenticeships throughout the enterprise, rising alternatives within the UK.

A wider recruitment programme to nominate specialists into varied roles together with watchmakers, goldsmiths, designers and apprentices will happen all through the approaching years, consistent with the enterprise funding of its workshops.

Gough stated: “The transformation and development in our Providers and Bespoke enterprise in recent times achieved by rising our crew of extremely expert watchmakers and goldsmiths, reveals how dedicated Laings is to additional our integrity to our shoppers and embracing our accountability to teach and enhance our trade.

“Lots of time has handed since Laings was based in 1840, when the corporate was very a lot a jeweller primarily based on the talents of clockmaking, watchmaking and goldsmithing. I’m wanting ahead to the opening of our state-of-the-art workshops, new unbelievable showrooms and amenities, and for us to return to the unique Laings imaginative and prescient of what a jeweller is at its roots, with craftsmanship and abilities within the limelight. For our groups to have the ability to share this with our shoppers and us take possession of the standard synonymous with our model is really a privilege to be part of.”

She added: “I stay up for persevering with to work alongside our extremely gifted crew in my new position, with a shared love for talent and studying, we’re all targeted on delivering excellence in each the jewelry we create and providers we offer while inspiring and nurturing the following technology of expertise to develop inside our trade.”

Stuart McDowell, managing director at Laings, concluded: “Serena has been an incredible asset to Laings for over 4 years, working as an integral a part of the enlargement of our Providers and Bespoke departments and the event of our workshops. We’re thrilled to welcome Serena to our UK board of administrators and we’re wanting ahead to her specializing in her roots in watchmaking and bringing her in depth data and abilities to her new position.”