BA (Hons), FGA, DGA, RJ (Man) dip
Helen Dimmick is the Managing Director and owner of the award winning Independent jewellers Green and Benz, with stores in both Chesterfield and Sheffield and the two Pandora Concept stores in the same locations. Helen is a highly regarded and renowned jewellery specialist with almost 20 years in the industry.
Helen knew a career in jewellery was destined when at age 16, she saw an image of Tutankhamen's pectoral and was captured by its beauty and symbolism. Her passion for jewellery ignited, Helen studied the History of Art and Architecture at Manchester University, writing her dissertation on Ancient Egyptian Jewellery and achieving a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree. To complement this, Helen then completed a post graduate diploma in Museum and Art Gallery Studies.
Helen started her professional career with the auction house that is now Bonham’s where she became a specialist in Antique Jewellery. Enjoying the client interactions especially she then moved to the exclusive Bond St Jeweller Bentley and Skinner and later onto the famous Tiffany & Co where she worked for five years as manager overseeing the Fashion, Statement, Watches and Engagement departments.
Helen is also a Fellow of the Gemmological Association and qualified diamond Grader. Helen gained further industry qualifications with the National Association of Goldsmiths Retail Jeweller Management Diploma.
In 2010 whilst working in a national role for the Company of Master Jewellers, Helen was approached by one of its members Shane Green and Julie Benz (who were looking to move onto pastures new) as the ideal candidate to take over the business. Since taking ownership of the company in 2012 she has revolutionised the stores and the company has gone from strength to strength winning a string of awards and industry accolades.
For Helen however, the business is all about its people, the staff and its customers. She has nurtured the team's training, development and empowerment and is immensely proud of their ability to truly listen, understand and engage with its clients in finding the perfect piece of jewellery, whatever the occasion. The stunning stores showcase the finest jewellery and watch brands, latest designer jewellery and exquisite diamond collections. To quote Helen “I have two great passions in life, people and jewellery and my role quite simply is to put the two together. As our saying goes... It all Adds up to Green + Benz”