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Drakes Heritage Plymouth South West

OUR STORY

Drakes was founded back in 1950 by the late Harry Hirshman. Harry's son John joined the business in 1954, taking over the reigns and becoming Managing Director in 1975 upon Harry's retirement. John is now joined by his son Andrew, daughter Monique and Jennifer, who is the first Director outside of the family. Together they are the driving force behind the business today.

 

From the very first day of trading right through until present day our ethos and values have remained the same.

 

As a team, we are all driven by an innate passion for what we do. We are dedicated to offering all of our customer’s quality, value and a WOW factor experience each and every time you visit Drakes, Plymouth.

Drakes since 1950
Drakes heritage 1950

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!
1950

Drakes 1950 heritage

CORNWALL STREET
1957

John hirshman harry hirshman drakes plymouth

FATHER & SON
1979

1985 Drakes Lord Mayor

35 YEARS OF TRADING
1985

1986 Drakes new george street

NEW GEORGE STREET
1986

1994 Drakes Cornwall Street Plymouth

RALEIGH STREET
1994

1998 Street

CORNWALL STREET
1998

2006 Drkes Drake Circus Plymouth

DRAKE CIRCUS
2006

Lifetime Achievement Award

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
2013

Drakes Business of the Drakes

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2014

Drakes Diamond Gala

DIAMOND GALA
2015

Win a Dream Wedding Drakes Plymouth

WORKSHOP LAUNCH
2016

Drakes Business of the Drakes

JUST BECAUSE
2016

Drakes Diamond Gala

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
2016

Win a Dream Wedding Drakes Plymouth

INSPIRING INDEPENDENT
2016

Drakes Business of the Drakes

WISH IT FORWARD
2016

Drakes Diamond Gala

HALF MARATHON
2017

Win a Dream Wedding Drakes Plymouth

ANNIE HAAK VISIT
2017

Drakes Business of the Drakes

UK JEWELLERY AWARD
2017

Drakes Diamond Gala

DIAMOND GALA
2017

Win a Dream Wedding Drakes Plymouth

FASHION RETAILER
2017

St Mellion, Drakes Jewellers, Partnership

ST MELLION PARTNERSHIP
2018

Win A Dream Wedding, Drakes Jewellers, Our Story

OUR 6th WIN A DREAM WEDDING
2018

Drakes Store Move Around, Drakes Jewellers, Our Story

STORE MOVE AROUND
2018

Drakes Jewellers, Agricultural Show, Drakes Jewellery Hospital, Our Story

AGRICULTURAL SHOWS
2018

Venus Awardas Launch, Drakes Jewellers, Our Story, Venus Awards

VENUS AWARDS LAUNCH
2018

Diamond Talk, Drakes Jewellers, Our Story, Charlie Franks

DIAMOND TALK AT CHARLIE FRANKS
2018

Drakes Jewellers, Inspirational Woman, Venus Awards

VENUS AWARDS FINAL
2019

Swarovski, Award, Sparkling Attitude to Consumers Award

SPARKLING ATTITUDE TO CONSUMERS
2019

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
2019

IMPROVING LIVES PLYMOUTH 110 CLUB
2019

CARS AND CARATS
2019

BEST RETAILER IN THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND AND WALES
2019

OUR 7TH WIN A DREAM WEDDING
2019

THE MAGIC OF GIVING
2019

PHYSICAL SHOP FRONT OF THE YEAR
2019