Birmingham tool and equipment supplier, Sutton Tools, has appointed Geoff Field as Sales Director. Suttons are the oldest established supplier of specialist tools and equipment for jewellers and silversmiths, having traded in the Jewellery Quarter for over 125 years.
For the last eight years Geoff has served the UK jewellery industry as Chief Executive of the British Jewellers’ Association. Sutton’s Managing Director Maggie Nichols said: “I am delighted that Geoff is joining us – he has an extensive knowledge of the jewellery industry and will bring innovation and a critical eye to Suttons at a time when the industry is undergoing rapid change.”
Maggie, who is the great-granddaughter of the company’s founder, Thomas Sutton, added: “Our aim is to continue providing a highly personalised service to our customers, who range from jewellery students to master craftsmen and major manufacturers as well as jewellery retailers all over the UK. In addition we will be seeking to exploit our e-commerce platform as well as diversifying into new hobby and precision engineering markets.”