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HOT 100 BRAND CHAMPIONS: David Azulay, Wholesale Director North America & UK, UNOde50

HOT 100 BRAND CHAMPIONS: David Azulay, Wholesale Director North America & UK, UNOde50

Tennis fan David Azulay likes nothing more than to grab his racket and hit the court but when he’s not serving aces and returning back-hand volleys he can be found plotting UNOde50’s sales strategy on both sides of the Atlantic. His biggest achievement during the past 12 months has been overseeing the launch of the

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HOT 100 BUSINESS BIG SHOTS: Henry Deakin & James Deakin, Managing Director & Creative Director, Deakin & Francis

Marketing is an intrinsic part of the product mix that needs to keep evolving, even if you are a 230-year-old business, as cufflinks, jewellery and fine accessories specialist Deakin & Francis will testify. The company has more miles on the clock than most courtesy of its proud history in the jewellery segment, but that hasn’t

RETAIL STARS: Peter Boyle, Chief Executive Officer, Argento Contemporary Jewellery

For Argento’s chief executive officer, Peter Boyle, the past year has been a time for putting big plans into action – as well as seeing them come to fruition. His biggest achievement has undoubtedly been the completion of a £5m project to refit and upgrade all of the company’s stores – many of which have

HOT 100 TRENDSETTERS: Bec Astley Clarke, Founder, Astley Clark

When Bec Astley Clarke founded her business, her intention was to create a world-class destination for celebrating colour and gemstones in fine jewellery. Setting out on her journey with a carefully curated selection of designer jewellers, she admits to having never dreamt that Astley Clarke would become the go-to brand it is today. “This last

HOT 100 TRENDSETTERS: Siobhan Maher, Senior Designer, Domino Jewellery

Last year, Siobhan Maher became senior designer for Domino’s New Product Development team, taking responsibility for the company’s core brochures and products. At a business so focused on innovation, this role is no small task. “It’s been a new and hugely enjoyable challenge,” she says. “I’ve spent this year bringing to market product that I’m

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