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Sif Jakobs Jewellery reports record-breaking opening day at IJL

Sif Jakobs Jewellery reports record-breaking opening day at IJL

Danish jewellery brand Sif Jakobs Jewellery has reported its best-ever opening day to a trade show at International Jewellery London (IJL) on Sunday. The IJL show, which took place at London’s Olympia from September 4-6, saw Sif Jakobs Jewellery take more orders on day one than at any other trade event it has attended to

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BREAKING NEWS: THE 2016 PROFESSIONAL JEWELLER HOT 100 REVEALED

Professional Jeweller has officially unveiled the 2016 Hot 100 during a glamorous garden party at the Kensington Roof Gardens. More than 450 guests gathered together at the exclusive location to enjoy a lavish three-course barbecue and finally find out who has been chosen as the most inspiring, innovative and influential members of the UK jewellery trade. Now

Jennie Higgins, UK brand development manager, Bronzallure

HOT 100 BRAND CHAMPIONS: Jennie Higgins, UK Brand Development Manager, Bronzallure (Gablestone Partners)

Bronzallure is a relatively young brand in the industry, which is one of the reasons Jennie Higgins is so excited to have joined the company. Since taking up the newly-created brand development manager post at the company, Jennie has been busy working alongside her colleagues to enhance service levels for existing retail partners through training,

Gavin Merrison and Philip Goodman, directors, Connoisseurs

HOT 100 BRAND CHAMPIONS: Gavin Merrison & Philip Goodman, Directors, Connoisseurs

Philip Goodman has certainly carried on the proud jewellery tradition of both his father and grandfather since setting up a new arm to the family’s retail and wholesale jewellery business with the re-launch of Connoisseurs in the UK and Europe. And, after being joined in the business by brother-in-law Gavin Merrison, the keen golfers have

Martin Byrne, head of FF group UK & Ireland, FF Group

HOT 100 BRAND CHAMPIONS: Martin Byrne, Head of FF Group, UK & Ireland, FF Group

We’ve been fortunate to celebrate many successes over the past year, across the two-owned brands of the FF Group, Links of London and Folli Follie, which I oversee in the UK and Ireland,” reflects Martin Byrne. And he’s certainly not wrong given that Links of London is celebrating its 25th anniversary – a time to

David Azulay, wholesale director North America and UK, UNEde50

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

Benjamin Caplan, UK & Ireland sales manager, Yoko London and Euro Pearls

HOT 100 BRAND CHAMPIONS: Benjamin Caplan, UK & Ireland Sales Manager, Yoko London & Euro Pearls

Sales manager Benjamin Caplan is energised by the success of Yoko London and Euro Pearls over the past year. His own role in the development of the brands has included opening the doors to several new independent retailers in the UK. “Jewellers are key to the success of our British company and we are immensely

Lisa Levinson, country manager Forevermark UK & Ireland, HRA Group

HOT 100 BRAND CHAMPIONS: Lisa Levinson, Country Manager, Forevermark, UK & Ireland, HRA Group

This year saw the launch of Forevermark in the UK, and the brand’s team members are delighted with the warm reception it has received – no one more so than country manager Lisa Levinson. “It’s the story of Forevermark that makes me really excited,” she says. “I believe that the hard work put in by

Andrew Lewis, head of international sales, Hot Diamonds Group (All photos taken by Kalory Photo & Video, kalory.co.uk)

HOT 100 BRAND CHAMPIONS: Andrew Lewis, Head of International Sales, Hot Diamonds Group

The past couple of years have certainly been pivotal in Andrew Lewis’s career. Having been promoted from brand manager to head of international sales at the end of 2014, he is now responsible for the management of all international (and some national) business for Hot Diamonds Group. Stepping into the role has been a learning

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