Greg PowellQualified Gemmologist. [F.G.A.] New, Pre-owned & Antique Jewellery & Silver buyer.
Greg entered the jewellery trade in 1974 at the ripe old age of 16. He took the hands-on approach developing his skills as a goldsmith at A. Hills Ltd. In Boodles House on North John Street in Liverpool. Greg split his time between between working on the bench at Hills and helping his parents Dave and Joan in the shop.
Eventually the shop became too busy to leave and Greg had to focus his time on the family business with a second shop soon opening in Prestatyn.Read More
Gregs knowledge and passion of the trade along with his desire to see the family business grow, saw him develop an interest in Antique and Vintage jewellery. He saw an oppurtunity to pass its value and quality on to the growing Powells' customer base. He spent many a 'day off' frequenting auction houses across the nation in his quest for fabulous pieces of vintage and antique jewellery to offer our customers.
Always looking to expand his Knowledge - Greg took it upon himself to study gemstones at night school in Liverpool, successfully achieving his Fellowship of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (F.G.A.) In June 1986.The Family business continued to grow, opening further shops in Rhos-On-Sea, then after that Llandudno. In 2001 a forced closure of the Llandudno shop, due to an unsafe building, saw the family in search for a new project.....
In September 2002 Greg fulfilled a lifelong dream of his Parents and opened a Shop in Chester, on the old premises of the well established G.J.H. Brown & Sons at 2 Eastgate Row. With the help of his trusty staff the business continued to flourish and in December 2010 Powells' opened a second shop in Chester, Just around the corner at 3 Bridge Street row which is where they now showcase a fabulous range of new, contemporary Jewellery.
WILL POWELLG.I.A Diamonds Graduate - New, Pre-owned & Antique Jewellery & Silver buyer.
Will joined the family business to help launch the Chester branch in 2002 after a spell in Edinburgh working in Sales & Marketing.
In 2007 saw Will furthering his education, travelling to Antwerp studying Diamonds. After years of intensive courses at the Gemmological Institute of America (G.I.A), Will achieved his goal in October 2014 becoming a Diamond Graduate. An expert in all aspects of Diamonds from Inclusions, Cuts, Polish, Manufacturing and Diamond Grading.
Will specialises in providing exactly what the customer requires, often going that extra mile.
Yvonne MeacockSenior Sales Advisor
"Vonnie" as she is more commonly known as to her colleagues and customers alike has indulged in a long and illustrious career in the Jewellery industry, spanning some forty years. The journey sampling many a reputable Jeweller including Boodles has seen her expertise and experience rewarded with numerous diplomas and certification.
An invaluable team member who has her own fan club!
Richard WardRetail Jewellery Sales
Richie - often referred to by some of our customers as the 'Bruno Mars' of the jewellery trade, is your go to guy for all aspects of repairs and estimate quotes. He works closely with the workshop and knows exactly where we're up to with all your repair work. Aswell as always being up for a laugh, Richie is also an accomplished part of the friendly sales team, always willing to help our customers find exactly what they are looking for.
Richie joined the team in 2010 with a wealth of experience in the retail sector having managed stores for previous employers.
Saskia BartlettSales Consultant
Saskia has been intermittently involved within the Jewellery industry since leaving her academic years behind her some five years previous. A keen and enthusiastic member of the team with an eye for detail, Saskia is an able listener who is currently studying for her G.I.A - Applied Jewellery Professional Diploma in order to progress and develop her career further.
Lorraine AppletonSales Advisor & Merchandiser
Lorraine, or Lozza as she is more affectionately known has recently celebrated over a quarter of a century in the Jewellery industry. Another ex patriot from the Boodles regime and famed for her continued insatiable desire and passion for detail and display. Lozza can usually be found in one on numerous windows or cabinets using her creative flare.
Jonathan RossSales Consultant
Jonathan joined the Powells team in June 2017, bringing with him a vast knowledge of Gemstones and their sources. Jonathan gained his experience cruising around the world selling fine jewellery for nearly 2 years with Starboard Cruise Services. Jonathan is already a valuable member of the team, always willing to lend a hand to his fellow colleagues and customers.
Samantha CraigieWeb Administrator
Sam started at Powells in May 2017 to take on the challenge of populating our new website. Since she has started she has taken on many roles and joined Greg’s tea club.