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ROX gets set to score in Liverpool

LUXURY UK jewellery brand ROX has announced it is opening its 1st boutique, within Liverpool, investing ₤1 million to create a new 1,600 sq ft jewellery boutique generating 10 new jobs for the City. ROX, founded in 2002 by entrepreneurs Grant Mitchell and Kyron Keogh, is one of the UK's most exciting independent jewellery retailers and currently has stores in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Leeds and Newcastle. The new store, located at Peter's Lane, in Liverpool One, 1 of Europe's leading retail and leisure destinations, will be the jeweller's 6th boutique. Following in the success of its Leeds boutique, ROX is rolling out its 2nd ROX concept boutique focusing purely on its own range of diamond jewellery, silver and luxury goods.

Alison Clegg, Director, Asset Management, Grosvenor Europe, added:- "We know that, increasingly, our customers are looking for unique shopping concepts and unrivalled retail experiences, which is why we are thrilled to have ROX join Liverpool ONE. It's great to be a part of the success story of such an exciting independent retailer, and the boutique will seamlessly complement the high end hub that is Peter's Lane."

Award winning Designer Graven, who have most recently completed work on the executive and boardroom Lounges, at Anfield Stadium, has been commissioned to lead the design. Work on site will begin in October with the new boutique expected to open in the middle of November in time for the Christmas shopping period. The design will mirror the existing look and feel of ROX stores with an emphasis on high specification fixtures and finishes, luxurious fabrics and a chic, contemporary layout providing the perfect backdrop for their exclusive jewellery collections. ROX Liverpool, will deliver the signature ROX shopping experience.

Ross Hunter from Graven said:- "It's lovely to be working with ROX again; it is a brilliant retailer and I'm sure will be perfect in Liverpool. It's always good to see more silverware coming to Liverpool!"

A key feature of ROX Liverpool will be its exclusive private shopping lounge known as the:- "Thrill Room" which will have its own Moët & Chandon champagne bar and luxurious shopping salon. ROX pioneered this in-store shopping concept over 10 years ago to ensure it was able to deliver a memorable and personalised experience for all of its customers. "Thrill Room" will be open to customers and will also double up as an event space.

Commenting on the new store, Kyron Keogh, managing director of ROX - Diamonds and Thrills said:- "Liverpool has always been part of our expansion plans and we waited until we found the right location. Peter's Lane at Liverpool 1 is the perfect home for ROX; cutting edge, vibrant and stylish, and we are confident ROX will be a welcome to addition to the already exciting retail line up. Our distinctive store design combined with superior customer service promises to deliver a luxury retail experience like no other in the City."

ROX has built up a reputation for its glamorous events and has played host to some of the UK's hottest stars including:- Emeli Sande, The Wanted, Lewis Capaldi and Nina Nesbitt who have both performed intimate sets for ROX's VIP customers.

Merseyside charities scoop share of ₤1 million fund

13 charities based in Merseyside received donations of ₤1,000 each as part of the:- 'Movement for Good Awards.' The awards, set up by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, will see a total of ₤1 million given to charities across the UK this summer. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 awards of ₤1,000 available for donation.  Walking with Giants Foundation, in:- Liverpool, St Helens Mind and Wirral Animal Sanctuary, based in Birkenhead, are among the local charities set to benefit from the money, following overwhelming public support in the county. More than 1,600 kind hearted residents voted for over 100 charities across the Region. In total, an amazing 98,000 people around the UK supported the Movement for Good awards, with over 7,000 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.

Thanking supporters in Merseyside, Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said:- "We have seen a fantastic public response to our Movement for Good awards. It's clear that people care deeply about good causes in their Region, and from looking at the nomination data locally, healthcare and animal welfare organisations seemed to hold a particularly fond place in the hearts of residents. Here at Ecclesiastical, our core purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, so charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that ₤1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we're looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better."

Later this summer, a further 10 charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to receive ₤50,000, from Ecclesiastical, to be put towards the advancement of:- education, skills, arts, culture and heritage, as well as citizenship or community development. From Monday, 17 June 2019, charities are invited to apply for the substantial grant with applications being assessed against four key areas; impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion. The successful charities will be announced, from Monday, 30 September 2019. Owned by a charity, Ecclesiastical is the only financial services group that exists to give all its profits to charity. It has given ₤100million to charity over the past 5 years and is the fourth largest corporate giver in the UK2. For further information on the Movement for Good Awards and for a full list of winning charities, visit:- Eecclesiastical.Com.

The new Miss Liverpool City Region is...

CONGRATULATIONS to all the stunning contestants who took part in the Miss Liverpool City Region Finals, on Friday, 7 June 2019, at the amazing The Bentley Liverpool. This year the event had 12 finalists, but that did not make things any easier or quicker for the judges to pick the winner... Our full report and coverage will be in next weeks edition but these are a few pics, to wet your appetite... Also the results are as follows:- Crowned Miss Liverpool City Region 2019 was Finley Unsworth, aged 20, from Aughton... Esra Tastan was awarded 1st Runner Up and Harley Morrison was given 2nd Runner Up. We will provide the other title winners within our next issue.  For more information about the Miss England Heat, is a direct Qualifying Heat of Miss England and those who win the title, like Finley Unsworth, will go directly into the Miss England Finals, unlike some contestants. Miss-Liverpool-City-Region.Com.

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