Julia Clarke runs her family business of Hester Clarke Fine Jewellers in Aylesbury, Bucks with her sister Nicola and is a 4th generation jeweller.
Working her way up from Saturday girl in 1979 to Managing Director in 2006, has given Julia over 34 years of experience in a variety of roles within the company.
During her career Julia has focused not only on Jewellery and Gemstones, but also Silver, Clocks, Watches and Gifts. Having gained her FGA, R J Dip and NAG Management Diplomas, Julia has maintained her interest in learning and continues to extend her knowledge with courses and training.
Julia is a Liveryman of both the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, as well as being a Freeman of the City of London.
Julia Believes that you cannot run a successful business in isolation, that you need a regular input of new ideas and stimuli to keep it fresh, relevant and exciting.