The nominations for Professional Jeweller’s 2016 Hot 100 are now open.
The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 has made a name for itself as the most anticipated event in the UK jewellery industry.
So much so that following years of people begging the team for tickets throughout International Jewellery London, last year Professional Jeweller put a limited number of tickets on sale to allow more guests to attend the spectacular evening.
In the end, 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.
Last year’s line up was one of the most exciting to date as for the first time in Hot 100 history Professional Jeweller announced over 100 names during a glamorous reveal in the art deco surroundings of the grand temple.
Now, nominations are open for the seventh annual Professional Jeweller Hot 100, which means the excitement begins all over again and industry professionals have another chance to see their name in lights and cast their votes for the designers who have turned heads, the peers who have made a difference and the retailers who have paved the way over the past 12 months.
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, whom retain the right to the final decision.
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.
There are no runners-up in the Hot 100, rather every individual selected is on an equal footing, with their personal talents showcased in a special souvenir book handed out on the night.
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. This year, the team hopes to honour more individuals in this category.
Each of the 100 people selected will be informed and then interviewed exclusively by Professional Jeweller and photographed.
The Hot 100 honours a new group of industry professionals each year, however people who continue to make an impact are often recognised again, with several retailers and designers known to have appeared in the Hot 100 for consecutive years due to their outstanding and inspiring work.
Do you want to see your name on stage at the Hot 100 2016 reveal? If so, nominate between now and the deadline on March 27 to be in with a shot. We will see you with a glass of bubbly at the Freemason’s Hall soon…
HOW TO NOMINATE
The nomination process is very easy. 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 email@example.com 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.