Chisholm Hunter MD steps up for Commonwealth run

Chisholm Hunter managing director Harry Brown carries the Queen's baton before the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Chisholm Hunter’s Harry Brown carried the Queen’s baton in Glasgow.

Chisholm Hunter managing director Harry Brown was chosen to carry the Queen’s baton down Glasgow’s Buchanan Street on July 20, as it made its final journey in preparation for the start of the Commonwealth Games.

This has been a successful year for Chisholm Hunter, which celebrated the launch of a new store in Argyll Arcade, Glasgow, earlier this month, as well as picking up the coveted Multiple Retailer of the Year award at the UK Jewellery and Watch Awards for the third year running.

Brown was nominated to carry the baton in recognition of his charity work by Swiss watchmaker Longines, official timekeeper of the Games.

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Brown said: “Representing Chisholm Hunter in the Queen’s Baton Relay was an absolute honour. It was incredible to see so many people come out to cheer on the baton and a real privilege to be part of such an historic event for Glasgow.

“Glasgow is an amazing place to be at the moment, the whole city is buzzing with visitors from all over the world, there is such an energy about the place, I have never experienced anything like it.”

The Queen’s Baton relay has covered 70 nations and territories travelling a total of 190,000 km in 288 days and involving a third of the world’s population. Baton bearers included Scotland football manager Gordon Strachan, singer Susan Boyle and round-the-world cyclist Mark Beaumont.

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