REVEALED: WatchPro presents its Hot 100 2015 from Power Players to Premier Buyers


Professional Jeweller‘s sister magazine WatchPro has presented the full list of inspirational and influential individuals featured in this year’s WatchPro Hot 100, in association with Principal Partner, Swarovski. 

The WatchPro Hot 100 was revealed at a glamorous garden party at Kensington Roof Gardens on July 8, with Gold Partners Mondaine and Anne Klein and Technology Partner Bransom on hand to welcome guests and industry faces.

The full list of those that made this year’s Hot 100 can be seen below… 

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Brian Duffy, CEO, Aurum Holdings

Naoto Hirooka, Managing Director, Seiko UK

Gavin Crilly-McKean, EMEA and E-Commerce Vice President, Timex

Thomas Tope, Group Sales Director, The Dreyfuss Group

Hayley Quinn, Managing Director, Swarovski UK

David Coleridge, Chairman, DM London.



Adam Obernik and Myalee Sofield, Junior Buyer and Head of Buying, Fraser Hart

Faye Soteri, Lisa Broun and Michelle Ahern, Buying Team, Aurum Holdings

Gemma Miskimmon, Senior Vendor Manager Watches,

Chloe O’Keefe, Accessories Buyer, ASOS

Keira Payne-Gibbs, Designer Watch Buyer, DM London

Trupti Shah and Moyra Race, UK Watch Buyer & UK Luxury and Fashion Manager, World Duty Free Group

Nick Bucknell and Bruce Andrews, Watch and Branded Jewellery Buyers, Beaverbrooks

Richard Maynes, Watch and Jewellery Buyer, Debenhams



Damian Otwinowski and Francois Le Troquer, Retail Director at Watches of Switzerland and Executive Director Luxury Division. Aurum Holdings

William Asprey, Chairman, William & Son

Simon Walton, Managing Director, Berry’s

Jennifer Manning, Director, Drakes

Danny Toffel, Managing Director and Founder, Watches2U International and

Jonathan and Danielle Bordell, Owners, Page & Cooper

Tracey Brown, Director, Chisholm Hunter

Tom Milner, Director, Tustains

Wendy Laing and Joe Walsh, Sales and Marketing Director & Managing Director, Laings of Glasgow

Michael Hyman, Owner, Leonard Dews

Roy Welsh, Owner, Market Cross Jewellers

Glyn Smoothy, Managing Director, Watts1858

Jitesh Shah, General Manager, New Cavendish Jewellers

Charles Oliver Burns, Head of Branded Jewellery and Watches, Burns Jewellers

Mark Harper, Owner and Managing Director, Pleasance & Harper

Ashley Pugh, Managing Director, W Bruford

Steve Mason, Michael Samuel Johnson and Niki Mortimer, Partners, HS Johnson

David Gillow, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Galio

Paul Rice and James Rice, Managing Director & Sales and Marketing Director, Hugh Rice

Louis Atkins, General Manager, Frost of London

Tony Watkins, Senior Sales Associate, Parkhouse Cardiff

Paul Allison, Manager, Marcus



Adrian Lurshay, Brand Director Patek Philippe UK

Liam McAllister, Marketing Manager, Bulova UK

Neil Waller, James Street and Jono Holt, founders, Shore Projects

Craig Leach, UK Brand Director, Raymond Weil

Ian Broad, Head of Broad Brand Agencies

Colin Lee, Director of Sales, Burton McCall

Guy Allen and Carolyn Whitten-Brown, directors, Soul London

Jean Falcon de Longevialle, UK and Ireland Brand Manager, Bell & Ross

Simon Wolf, Chief Executive Officer, WOLF

Zoe Uhrmacher, formerly of Fossil for Michael Kors

Steve Sun and Anna Lee, Founders, Storm London

Andrew Murfitt, Brand Manager, Citizen UK

Isabelle Philippe, Director of Sales and Marketing, Sequel UK

Ian Latham, UK Country Manager, Bering

Narendra Adatia, Trevor Kirkpatrick, Trevor James, Gus Webbe and David Merriman, Time Products

Martina Etti, Head of International Sales, Nomos

Florent-Aymeric Dubiez, Marketing and Communications Director, Montblanc UK

Mike France, Peter Ellis and Chris Ward, founders, Christopher Ward

Claudia and Giuseppe Ferro, Founders and Directors, Argento Fine Products

Steve Brydon, Commercial Director, MGS Distribution

Monica Porracin, Director, The Blue Company

Romain Milaret, Regional Account Manager EMEA, FF Group

Teresa Timberlake, Managing Director, TLKE



Jerome Robert and Anneke Short, Founders, The Camden Watch Company

Rebecca and Craig Struthers, Founders, Struthers London

Tony Williams, Head Watchmaker, Watchfinder & Co

Marcus Fairs, Creative Director and Founder, Dezeen

Suzanne McMillen, Marketing Manager, Victorinox UK

Kelsey and Alan Moore, Founders, Twisted Time

Arvind Lakhani, Director, Locker, Hull & Thornton

Marie Grove Walton, Founder and Managing Director, Grove Communication

Tony Coe, Managing Director and Owner, Swiss Time Services and Swisstec

Richard Hoptroff, Managing Director, Hoptroff London

Jody Jacobs, Managing Director, Brand Avenue

Karl Turnbull, Managing Director, Redd Europe

Alexandre Meerson, Founder and Creative Director, Alexandre Meerson

Laura McCreddie, Jane Trew and Larissa Trew, Eve’s Watch


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