After recently acquiring neighbouring jewellery tools experts, Sutton Tools, Betts have enlisted the expertise of Andrew Berry to help develop their tools division and provide training workshops and demonstration events around the country.
Andrew Berry began his jewellery making journey in the 1980’s and has since gone on to develop several e-commerce websites, produced jewellery collections that have been sold around the country, undertaken trade repairs and now more recently founded at The Bench, an award winning on-line jewellery training website, the largest and fastest growing jewellery training resource in Europe.
Andrew Berry commented on the partnership, saying, “I have been involved with making jewellery for nearly 30 years, and I have loved every minute of it.
I have forged relationships with several tool manufacturers around the world, helping design and refine their products and putting them to the test, as well as demonstrating them at international trade shows. It is this enthusiasm for the trade itself, as well as for the development of tools, that I feel I bring to the Stephen Betts Group.
Helping them develop Sutton Tools to become the premier supplier of tools right across the industry, from the complete beginner looking for the right tools at the right price, right up to the professional level- advising on new tool development and helping developing their workshops to be the most time and cost proficient.”
The Stephen Betts Group says, “Our aim is to provide a complete service to the jewellery trade. We already operate smelting and refining service, precious metal sales and now, jewellery tools.
By working with Andrew Berry, we hope to share his vast knowledge and expertise with our customers, offering extremely proficient advice and guidance to amateur and professionals alike.
We are very excited about the new opportunities brought about by this collaboration and look forward to bringing these benefits to our customers.”