Jeremy’s first-born child, Harriet, has fond memories of sitting with her father in his workshop, watching him transform rough pieces of metal into sparkling jewellery.
Realising as a teenager that her passion lay in understanding people and business management rather than practical bench work, she completed her BA (Hons) in Business and Management at Exeter University. Harriet began working at Jeremy France Jewellers as a Saturday girl at 15, and joined the company full time after a gap year ski season in Canada.
Harriet played a key role in the company’s move to new premises in 2013, helping to recruit additional staff as well as personally selecting the jewellery collections to showcase in their new store.
Harriet’s increasing role in managing the everyday workings of the company allowed Jeremy to reduce his hours, spending more time on his beloved skis, and eventually retiring.
Although a lot of Harriet’s time is spent in the office she enjoys being on the shop floor at the weekends, serving customers and gaining satisfaction from finding the perfect jewellery for each client.