Podcast: The brothers running England's oldest family jewellers

Podcast: The brothers running England's oldest family jewellers

Posted: Wed 24th Aug 2016

It's time for episode 15 of our podcast, the Small Business Sessions.

Most children are used to playgrounds growing up, but not Enterprise Nation members Henry and James Deakin. Their fun was centred around learning how to melt and bend metal in the Birmingham jewellery factory that was founded by their family 230 years ago.

Deakin & Francis 2As the current owners of Deakin & Francis, England's oldest family jewellers, the brothers keep the heritage of a company founded in 1786 whilst simultaneously allowing it to evolve and grow to a business that's now retailing all over the world with a flagship London store in the pipeline.

This session is a fascinating insight in to the behind-the-scenes-workings of a family run business and the importance of absorbing the knowledge of those who have gone before you.

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