Jewellery chain Azendi has embarked on an expansion drive to more than double its store portfolio to 22 shops by the end of next year.

Five stores will open this year, including sites in Leicester, Westfield London, Milton Keynes, Bristol’s Cabot Circus and Manchester’s Arndale.

Azendi managing director Ian Jones said that he hoped to increase turnover next year to more than£12 million. It is expected to be£5 million this year.