Freelancer Lucy Hill accepts permanent role
The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has appointed Lucy Hill as operations and branding manager following the company’s expansion.
As part of her role Hill will manage CMJ buying meetings, retail tours and trade shows the company is involved with. She will also be in charge of forums focused on internet sales and ethics within the jewellery trade.
In addition to the operations role Hill will also become branding manager of Mastercut, CMJ’s own diamond brand, with an aim of increasing sales and distribution of Mastercut jewellery in the UK and Ireland.
CMJ chief executive Willie Hamilton described Hill as an ideal candidate for the role. He said: “Lucy has been working with us on a freelance basis during 2010. We were impressed by her professionalism, experience and energy."
Hill has been working in the watch and jewellery industry since 1988 when she joined Swatch. During the 1990s she ran her own marketing company with a focus on watches, bringing several watch brands to the UK, including Guess and Versace.
Speaking of her new role, Hill focused on her longstanding relationship with the CMJ. She said: “I first worked with the CMJ as a supplier and was intrigued by the diversity of the membership and the opportunity the buying group presented. I met Willie a couple of years ago and listened to the ideas he had for developing The Company of Master Jewellers. I was inspired and knew it was something I wanted to be part of."