Posted on Thursday 3 December 2015 by Ulster Business

Argento plans 125 new jobs

Argento chief executive, Pete Boyle

The stellar growth of jewellery retailer Argento shows no sign of slowing after it announced plans to create 125 new jobs.

Part of a £2.2m expansion plan, the roles will be based in its new stores planned for locations across the UK and Ireland in 2016.

It intends to create further shops in Scotland, England and the Isle of Man, under both the Argento and its other brand Pandora, a move which will bring its total store count to 60.

The new roles will add to its current headcount of 475 currently and are the result of an expansion plan driven by chief executive Pete Boyle.

“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, he said.

“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.

Based in Belfast but with operations across the UK and Ireland, Argento is owned and managed by founder Pete Boyle, who set up the business in 1997.  Since then, the company has become a well-known brand, experiencing solid, rapid growth in all its key market areas, and particularly online - it already operates the fastest-growing online jewellery store in the UK and Ireland.

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