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PUBLISHED: 06:15 15 September 2014

Michael Cox from Cox and Son jewellers in Great Yarmouth.    Picture: James Bass

Michael Cox from Cox and Son jewellers in Great Yarmouth. Picture: James Bass

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“Understudy” to father Edward Cox, director of Cox and Son, 3 Northgate Street and 18 Market Row, Yarmouth, www.coxandson.co.uk

Michael Cox, 41

“Understudy” to father Edward Cox, director of Cox and Son, 3 Northgate Street and 18 Market Row, Yarmouth, www.coxandson.co.uk

What’s been your career path?

I was at Great Yarmouth College of Further Education and then went to Switzerland where I trained in jewellery, watches and shop management, gaining qualifications on a dedicated course. For the past 23 years I have been here at Yarmouth, learning more each year.

In the office, your three biggest challenges?

Keeping on top of the new trends. Making sure that we are providing good value, and staying up to date with changes in gemstones, as there are so many enhancements and artificial ones now.

Out of office, your three favourite pastimes?

Socialising and spending time with my family. Walking – rucksack optional but definitely not carrying a bag of dog poo! And DIY, which I do enjoy.

Are you a member of any clubs – professional organisations or leisure?

No

First record – and what are you listening to today?

Showaddywaddy: Greatest Hits, on vinyl. Now, my choice of music really depends on my mood at the time - anything from Metallica to Lana Del Rey.

First car – and what do you drive now?

Then, a Vauxhall Nova; now a Honda Civic.

What’s your exercise of choice?

Walking plus a few press-ups, sit-ups and good posture.

Where is your dream holiday?

Anywhere with the right company – my family. Recently we have visited Scandinavia and saw the Northern Lights, which appeared on the morning of my birthday.

Favourite place in Norfolk?

Probably my home and garden, just south of Yarmouth.

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