CMJ appoints new Head of Marketing

The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has appointed Frances Hopes as Head of Marketing for the buying group with immediate effect.

Frances has a wealth of experience in B2B marketing and PR in the jewellery industry, with past roles including Account Director at jewellery and watch specialist PR agency Facets PR. She was also previously employed at the CMJ as communications manager from 2011 to 2015.

The new marketing role has been created with the aim of raising awareness of the benefits of the CMJ in order to increase membership, as well as improving communication to existing suppliers and members.

Helen Dimmick, interim business leader of the CMJ, said of the appointment: “We are thrilled to welcome Frances back to the CMJ. Her appointment offers an exceptional resource to all our members and will exponentially improve the dissemination of our strategic communications and vision going forward.”

Frances added: “I’m delighted to be joining the CMJ as Head of Marketing. I have always been passionate about the group and believe that the benefits it offers to members and suppliers are invaluable. I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations that are already in place to firmly establish the CMJ as a dynamic business with a clear and effective communications strategy.”