Phil Ainsworth is the fifth generation of the Ainsworth family to be a director of the family business which in 2020 celebrated its 150th year in Blackburn.
Phil started working at our Darwen Street store in 1990 having completed three years jewellery training at Salloway's Jewellers in Lichfield. He became a director of the company in 1995 upon the retirement of Michael Ainsworth.
Since then Phil has been at the forefront of making changes to the store, by bringing in new brands, promoting own brand and redesigning the shop floor to make shopping at Ainsworth Jewellers a more pleasurable experience.
The latest development in the shop refurbishment is the new consultation area which replaces the fitting rooms. In a relaxed atmosphere, customers will be able to discuss their jewellery requirements, including remodelling and changes to existing jewellery while enjoying a complimentary drink.
Phil is also delighted to announce that as of 2020 his fiancée, Helen Dimmick, who is a highly regarded and renowned jewellery specialist, will be relocating her business to Blackburn and will be available for consultations by appointment.
Phil has been an active member of many Blackburn Town Centre committees and since 2011 has been a director of the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ), a buying organisation which oversees the country's leading independent jewellers.
Phil's passion lies with the company's philosophy of getting to know the customers requirements and finding the piece of jewellery which suits the individual.