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Meet The Team

Martin Search

Managing Director at Ray & Scott

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.

We are celebrating our 60th Anniversary with The Diamond Dream Charity initiative, with our Grand Prix in May 2021 and The Grand Charity Ball in November 2021, raising money for six local children's charities in Guernsey.  I would very much like to thank all of our loyal customers for their ongoing support because without them our 60 year celebrations would not have been possible.
 
Thank you for choosing Ray & Scott Jewellers."

Jeff Fox

Partner at Ray & Scott

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 Campbell

Senior Sales Assistant at Ray & Scott

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.

Astrid Ford

Sales Assistant at Ray & Scott

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.

Debbie Allen

Events & Marketing Coordinator at Ray & Scott

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 promoting 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.

For any event related enquiries please email events@rayandscott.com

Kate Search

E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Manager at Ray & Scott

Prior to joining Ray & Scott, Kate enjoyed a very successful wholesale career in the watch and jewellery business; managing brands, sales, buying & merchandising teams and the marketing department for luxury watch brands. 

Kate was approached by Ray & Scott to make the move to Guernsey, to enhance the business, with focus on implementing a jewellery and watch specialist stock management system, that integrates with a brand new e-commerce website and improving their social media across all channels. 

Kate thoroughly enjoys her role and celebrated her 7 year anniversary at Ray & Scott on 1st June 2021.


Chris Le Bideau

Ray & Scott's In-House Goldsmith

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. 

 

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