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Diss gold shop bids farewell to town after four years

James Hawkins of the Gold Shop in Diss, who is moving the shop to Norwich, after 4 years in Diss. ANL-151230-111613005
James Hawkins of the Gold Shop in Diss, who is moving the shop to Norwich, after 4 years in Diss. ANL-151230-111613005

An independent, family-run jewellery shop and precious metals dealer in Diss is packing up and heading for new pastures this month, four years after setting up the business from scratch.

Juels’ Limited will close down its existing base of operations in St Nicholas Street and will relocate to the Royal Arcade in Norwich, where it plans to open again some time in late February or early March, in the hope of expanding its trade to match growing demand.

James Hawkins, co-owner of Juels’ Limited, which deals in all forms of precious metals, including gold, silver, platinum, coins and bullion bars, said he had been inspired by his father, a gold dealer in the Midlands during the 1960s and 70.

Mr Hawkins expressed his gratitude to the Diss customers who had helped establish the business from nothing.

Mr Hawkins, who spent 26 years serving in the British Army’s Grenadier Guards regiment prior to opening the store, told the Diss Express: “I have absolutely loved it.

“We have built up a really good customer client base, which has been fantastic. Hopefully, they will still be able to travel to Norwich.

“We have established a really good retail relationship. We have got to the stage where we buy gold off of other dealers. They are coming to us.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all of our customers,” he added.

Juels’ Limited is now set to begin a closing-down sale for its remaining inventory, which will take place from Monday, January 4 until Saturday, January 23 — officially the shop’s final day of trading in the town.

Mr Hawkins, who jointly runs Juels’ Limited with his wife Veronica, a former civil servant, also stated that following the relocation, the store’s current site would be taken over by St Nicholas Street barber Ryan Halil, to expand his barbershop business.

To find out any additional information about Juels’ Ltd, go to their website at www.thegoldshopdiss.co.uk

Alternatively, send an email to info@thegoldshopdiss.co.uk

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