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EQC launches Training Center™ for luxury retail staff

27 april 2012

The European Quality Circle (EQC), an organisation that focuses on organizing buyers groups, increasing sales, improving profitability and enhancing consumer confidence in the jewellery industry, announced it will be offering training programmes to existing and future retail staff members of the luxury product sector through its new EQC Training Centre™ (EQC-TC™).  
EQC CEO Eyal Atzmon said EQC-TC™ would serve luxury retailers aiming to boost sales, improve their management skills as well as those of their staff. The programmes will cater both to students with experience in luxury retailing, as well as to individuals aiming to work in luxury product retailing and to develop a successful career, according to press release obtained by Rough&Polished.
"As someone who has operated for many years within the wholesale and retail diamond, gem and jewellery business, I frequently saw these businesses' needs for operators and staff members with suitable skills and experience in the luxury product sector. Therefore, setting up training programmes and modules is in line with EQC's mission. Our aim is to locate, engage and service like-minded retailers who wish to sell top-quality products, provide the best customer service, and, as a result, enhance consumer confidence in luxury products," Atzmon noted.
EQC-TC™ will be offering focused training programmes for a number of luxury retail sectors, initially jewellery and watches, to be followed by cosmetics, optometry, as well as high fashion and accessories. The diamond and gem training programmes are provided by HRD Antwerp NV.
EQC-TC™will also take EQC's current training programmes under its wing and make all of them available beyond the EQC's membership. In response to numerous requests from insurance agencies, it will, among others, provide customized security training for gem dealers, wholesalers, retailers and their staff.

Tatiana Alexandrova, Rough&Polished, Moscow