Valuer (NAJ's IRV)
Our in-house Valuer Sammantha has a wealth of experience working with diamonds and jewellery.
When did you join the company?
I joined Laings in August 2007.
What attracted you to the company?
I always wanted to work for Laings as I would often walk past the stores admiring all the beautiful jewellery in the windows.
What was your first role in the company?
My first role was as a Sales Consultant.
How has your job developed and changed over time?
As I gained more trade qualifications, I took an interest in broadening my knowledge much further and approached our then MD, Joe, to ask if he would support me through my dream of becoming a valuer and he said yes! A lot of studying and exams were really worthwhile.
What is your favourite part of your job?
I love that every day is different. I see the most stunning one-off pieces of diamond and gemstone jewellery and pieces which have amazing histories.
Do you have a favourite memory whilst working at the company?
I have plenty of great moments but one of the most memorable is when a customer came in with items of jewellery which were not thought to be anything special and were destined for the car boot sale, or even worse - the bin! In the last box I found a piece which I instantly knew was something special. It turned out to be a very valuable item and I was delighted to have been able to save it!
Why would you recommend working for the company?
If you want to work in jewellery, then Laings really is the best company to work for. We are trained to an excellent standard so that everyone is confident in selling our fabulous products.
Contact Sammantha Maclachlan
Tel: 0141 221 7199