Malabar Gold & Diamonds receives Gemfields ‘Retail Jeweller India Award’
Malabar Gold & Diamonds has received the ‘Retail Jeweller India Award’ for the special contributions to the gem and jewellery industry.
M P Ahammed, chairman, Malabar Group, received the prestigious Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Award from Praveen Shanker Pandai, president, Gem and Jewellery Export Council, and Gyan Shyam Dholakia, managing director, Harikrishna Exports Pvt Ltd in the presence of Shamlal Ahamed M P, managing director, International Operations, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Asher O, managing director, India Operations, Malabar Gold and Diamonds, and Abdul Salam K P, group executive director, Malabar Group, at an event recently held in Grand Hyatt Mumbai. The panel of the jury selected the winner from a list of over thousands of nominees from the industry. Malabar Gold & Diamonds was also awarded the best television campaign award for the current year.
Retail Jeweller India Awards was established in 2005 by Soma Bhatta, editor and director, The Retail Jeweller India magazine, and Samit Bhatta, associate publisher, The Retail Jeweller India magazine, with the mission to take the US$30bn retail jewellery industry forward by creat- ing a platform for recognising the best work of the industry in fields of design, retail and marketing. The awards are also known as India’s Oscars for the retail jewellery industry and the only business awards specifically for retail jewellers in the country of 300,000 retail jewellers.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds is among the few companies which are vertically integrated comprising bullion desk, design centres, manufacturing, distribution, re- tail and after-sale services. This enables the retailer to offer its customers products and services that are unique and offer unmatched value and quality. It caters to a global audience supported by a team consisting of 16 nationalities that are proficient in 50+ different languages. Malabar Gold & Diamonds successfully manages multiple retail formats with presence in high streets, reputed malls, department stores and travel retail.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds is the flagship company of Malabar Group, a leading diversified Indian business conglomerate. Established in 1993 in the Indian state of Kerala, Malabar Gold & Diamonds today has a strong retail network of over 180 outlets spread across nine countries, 13 wholesale units in addition to offices, design centres and factories spread across India, the Middle East and Far East.
With 11 cluster manufacturing units in India and the GCC, the company currently has nine jewellery brands to cater to the discerning needs of customers. With headquarters in Kerala and branches across India, the Middle East and Far East, Malabar Group is best known for its activities in the field of gold, diamonds, silver and lifestyle articles.
The group also operates MGD - Lifestyle Jewellery, a retail concept offering trendy and lightweight jewellery that represents the independent and the modern woman through its designs and collections.