Peer awards name the best in buying at trade exhibition.
The winners of The Jewellery & Watch Birmingham’s (J&WB) Buyers Power List, sponsored by Uno de 50, have been revealed.
Wongs, Goldsmiths, Fortnum & Mason, Watchfinder, The National Gallery and W Bruford all took home gongs at the ceremony. See below for full list of winners.
The J&WB Buyers Power List shortlist is created by nominations, with the final winners being selected by a panel of industry insiders.
The announcement was made during a presentation by i2i portfolio director for fashion and jewellery Julie Driscoll at the catwalk area of the exhibition, which is taking place at the NEC this week.
There were two new awards added to the list this year – Best Watch Retailer and Best Heritage Site, Museum or Gallery.
J&WB BUYERS POWER LIST 2015 WINNERS
Best Independent Retailer (five shops or less)
WINNER: Wongs Jewellers
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Steffans Jewellers
Best Multiple Retailer (more than six shops)
Best Department Store
WINNER: Fortnum & Mason
Best Individual Buyer
WINNER: Ashley Pugh, W Bruford
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Helen Dimmick, Green + Benz
Best Watch Retailer
Best Heritage Site, Museum or Gallery
WINNER: The National Gallery