Martin joined Ray & Scott in 1974 and says:
"I’m lucky enough to have found a career which I love and I’ve been at Ray & Scott Jewellers for 46 years. When I joined Ray & Scott Jewellers, aged nineteen in 1974 I had no idea, that it would provide me with such an amazing life.
I began my career as the Junior/Trainee Manager and through time and experience, later becoming the Store Manager and at the age of twenty-seven then the Owner, this was influenced by my mentor and Boss, Mr. Ray, who encouraged me to take many exams and also sent me to Switzerland to learn managerial skills.
From an early age I knew this would be my life long career and promised myself I would turn our modest Jewellers, into one of the best in the South of England and the Channel Islands, a dream I still have and will continue to strive towards.
During my time we’ve had some amazing, loyal and talented staff and without them nothing would be possible, this has lead to the longevity and success of our business today.
Our continued quest to improve and evolve is something, I will always be continuing.
Jeff is an experienced Partner with a thirty-five year history of working in the watch and jewellery industry. Skilled in negotiation, business planning, coaching and retail development.
He started his career as a trainee manager with Northern Goldsmiths and was trained by all the major Swiss watch houses. After receiving his Retail Jeweller Diploma and top student prize, he became one of the youngest managers in the retail industry at the age of nineteen. Jeff made the career move to Ray & Scott in Guernsey with his family in 2005. His dedication to bringing new tourism ideas to Guernsey has really benefited the whole island and the community. He is an incredibly enthusiastic professional and one of life's enthusiasts.
Jeff looks forward to celebrating Ray & Scott’s 60th Anniversary and overcoming the challenges that retail faces, with an enthusiasm for new levels of client relations, digital leads and events.
Fiona is a seasoned jewellery professional with over twenty years of experience in the trade. Following her studies in Jewellery and Silversmithing she embarked on a career, initially in Scotland and now in Guernsey.
She served her apprenticeship at the bench learning all aspects of the manufacturing and repair process. She particularly enjoyed working with designers to produce exciting commissions for some high profile clients. She then transitioned out of the workshop and gained experience in many facets of the retail industry through various roles in the prestigious Argyll Arcade in Glasgow and other premium jewellers in the greater Glasgow area.
These different roles allowed her to build up a large number of contacts within the industry. When Fiona moved to Guernsey she was delighted to find that many of them deal with Ray & Scott. She is a perfectionist when it comes to stock display and ensures that all of the beautiful pieces that we sell are shown correctly. She has a passion for Gemology and has gained knowledge of premium watch brands.
Fiona looks forward to seeing you in the shop and always strives to find the perfect item by understanding the needs of every customer.
After finishing a three year course on Travel & Tourism, Astrid joined the team at Ray & Scott in 2005.
During her many years of service, Astrid has gained extensive knowledge about jewellery and watches. In the store, she ensures daily tasks are completed to a high standard. She enjoys working as part of the team and is always keen to learn about new products through e-learning courses. Her first language is French which makes her an asset to the team when tourists visit the store and The Diamond Museum. She is able to converse in fluent French to visitors and explain the rich history of Ray & Scott which also enables her connect with returning visitors.
Astrid really enjoys meeting new customers and she hopes to be part of the Ray & Scott team for many more years.
Lauren graduated with a First BA(Hons) in Art & Design from Birmingham City University in 2019. She joined the team in March 2020 and continues to grow in her career at Ray & Scott.
She is excited to bring her knowledge of social media and her creative degree into this role. Her strong background in digital media has helped her create content for Ray & Scott’s new e-commerce website and adverts. It is really important that a well-established jewellers like Ray & Scott have a strong social media presence and brand awareness. She hopes to explore different avenues to showcase new products and our friendly team to encourage customer engagement and increase Ray & Scott’s media reach.
It is very important for local retailers to learn and adapt to the current ‘Digital Revolution’ and take the opportunity to grow by introducing online services. Lauren looks forward to developing the website and bring new customers and brands to Ray & Scott.
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After working in the Finance Sector for the past thirty-four years, Debbie decided it was time for a career change and joined the team in November 2020.
Debbie has many strong attributes from undertaking a variety of roles in the finance sector. Her organisation skills and business connections make her an asset to the team. She looks forward to working closely with Lauren to help promote numerous events as well as Ray & Scott 60th anniversary charity functions. Debbie will utilise Ray & Scott’s ‘Harry Search Room’ which is located above the store. This room is ideal for private functions and events, such as business socials, coffee mornings, talks and other special occasions.
Her excellent communication skills are demonstrated in the store. Her positive and friendly personality makes new and returning customers feel welcome. She is very excited to meet new people and coordinate future events to create new businesses leads.
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With thirty years of experience, Chris has an extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the Goldsmith and Jewellery trade.
Chris started in the Jewellery trade at the age of seventeen as an apprentice in Guernsey. Then attended Warrington University as a full time student studying Metallurgy, Silversmithing, Advanced Jewellery Design & Manufacture. On his return to Guernsey, he joined the team at Ray & Scott Jewellers. Chris remains at the forefront of his profession by undertaking specialised courses at London University & Birmingham University.
If you have any enquiries about bespoke designs, restoration, refurbishment and any other jewellery concern please visit us in store or call us on 01481 244610 to discuss with a member of the team at Ray & Scott.