Argento announces £2.2m investment

Business, Employment, Finance | Wed 2 Dec | Author – Business & Finance
Pete Boyle, chief executive, Argento

Argento has embarked on a £2.2m investment programme to expand across the UK and Ireland.

Argento stocks designer jewellery brands including Pandora, Thomas Sabo, Nomination and Daisy, as well as its own ranges, and the jewellery retailer’s staff numbers will grow to more than 500 during 2016.

The Belfast-based company plans to open further Pandora and Argento stores in Scotland, England and the Isle of Man throughout 2016.

The company said the new store openings will bring the total number of outlets under its ownership to 60 and will add at least 125 new jobs to its existing workforce across the UK and Ireland by the end of 2016.

Pete Boyle, chief executive, Argento, said: “We’re an ambitious company and we’re keen to match the growing demand for the quality products we offer and the service we provide – not just online but right across all of our expanding retail network. Our latest investment programme prioritises the development of new stores in areas with good growth potential and it also outlines a clear pathway for more targeted enhancements and improvements in several existing, successful stores. We look forward to bringing further jobs and investment across all our locations.”