Industry Recognition and Professional Awards
Professional and industry awards recognise those who have pushed forward and bettered themselves professionally, revolutionising the industry and forging their own way. In her career, Helen has received many awards which are a testimony to her work and passion.
In 2012 Helen was recognised for the successful Management Buyout of Green + Benz. Helen was on a mission to bring back the brand identity and become one of the nation’s finest independent retail jewellers through inspiring leadership and staff development and a mission statement focused on an exceptional retail experience that placed customer service firmly at its heart.
During the year 2013, Green + Benz was shortlisted for the Independent Retailer of the Year for the UK Jewellery Awards. Under Helen’s leadership, she focused on developing different aspects of the business. She paid personal attention to staff training, social media presence and customer relations. She has always believed in empowerment of everyone she works with.
The same year Green + Benz won the Company of Master Jewellers’ (CMJ) Retailer of the Year award and the Supplier of the Year award. To quote Jewellery Outlook “The Retailer of the Year was voted for by CMJ approved suppliers, while CMJ retailers voted for the Supplier of the Year, based on excellent customer service and training, outstanding product and commitment to the CMJ and its independent retailers.”
In 2016 her hard work had paid off and she was recognised again by the phenomenal growth and success achieved Green + Benz in store and online, giving thanks and praise to the team, she shared how their dedication and loyalty would be rewarded and how with their support she was able to give back to the industry she is so passionate about. Her exceptional leadership would then ultimately gain Green + Benz the Retailer of the Year Award in 2016.
Helen’s dream of wining the prestigious UK Retail Jewellery Independent Jeweller of the year was achieved. To put a Sheffield and Chesterfield based business on the national arena was a defining moment for Helen.