Celebrity jeweller secures funding

British jeweller Monica Vinader, whose designs are worn by celebrities including Keira Knightley and Cheryl Cole, has secured £2.5m in funding to help support its growth plans. Beringea, the growth capital investor that manages the Proven Venture Capital Trusts has invested £1.5m, while The Clark Group, former backers of Links of London, has invested £1m. In addition to a flagship store on South Molton Street, Monica Vinader is stocked in Selfridges and Harrods.