With just over two weeks until nominations close, Professional Jeweller’s 2016 Hot 100 is receiving an array of submissions from all corners of the industry.
Having made a name for itself over the years as the most anticipated event in the UK jewellery industry, this year is no exception, with nominations open for a seventh consecutive year.
Hosted with the continued support of Technology Partner Bransom Retail Systems, the Hot 100 2016 event is a list of the industry movers and shakers, nominated by the UK jewellery industry and selected by the Professional Jeweller editorial team.
As usual, the nominations process will not be based on the amount of votes an individual receives, so there is no need to submit your nominations more than once. Rather, all nominations are carefully considered by the Professional Jeweller team. Each of the 100 people selected will be informed and then interviewed exclusively by Professional Jeweller and photographed.
The Hot 100 is split into six categories: Retail Stars, Business Big Shots, Trendsetters, Trailblazers, NexGems and a new addition introduced last year, Brand Champions. Brand Champions proved to be a huge success as the industry welcomed the chance to celebrate the unsung heroes across sales and brand manager roles.
Last year, over 800 people gathered inside London’s Freemason’s Hall to see who had been chosen as the most inspiring, innovative and influential members of the UK jewellery trade in 2015.
The team will remain tight lipped until the selected individuals are announced on stage during a glittering evening on Monday September 5 2016, coinciding with the IJL trade show.
Do you want to see your name on stage at the Hot 100 2016 reveal? It’s not to late to be included – nominate between now and March 27 to be in with a shot. We’ll see you with a glass of bubbly at the Freemason’s Hall soon…
HOW TO NOMINATE
You can nominate yourself, a colleague or another industry champion as well as small teams working together. You are also welcome to nominate those that have previously appeared in the Hot 100 if you believe they have continued to be a leader in their field.
To nominate, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line HOT 100 NOMINATION. The email must include the following information:
- Name(s), job title(s) and company name(s) of those being nominated.
- A bullet point list of reasons why you are nominating them. Please be brief but provide insight, focusing only on events from the past 12 months such as business growth, store expansion, new product development, effective new strategies or their contribution to the wider industry.
- Nominations will close midnight on Sunday March 27 2016.