Tag Archives: Pandora

Michael Aldridge

EXCLUSIVE: CMJ chairman promises to put members first as it re-focuses on core values

EXCLUSIVE: CMJ chairman promises to put members first as it re-focuses on core values

A root and branch review into the businesses of The Company of Master Jewellers will be completed in time for discussion at a board meeting next month. The review, which is being conducted by independent audit and accountancy firm Mazars, will be added to the views of CMJ members and suppliers that were canvassed at

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FEATURE: Pandora’s Minna Philipson is breaking the glass ceiling

Pandora’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer Minna Philipson reveals what it’s like to be the only female on the brand’s board, and shares her top tips for bolstering your career. When Minna Philipson joined Pandora at the beginning of last year as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, she became the first


Pandora takes over distribution in Spain

Pandora has entered into an agreement to acquire City Time S.L. (City Time), which owns the distribution rights to company’s jewellery in Spain, Gibraltar and Andorra. The acquisition follows the takeover of the distribution in Belgium and South Africa earlier in the year, and is consistent with Pandora’s strategic intent to increase control of the

Peter Andersen, president for Western Europe, Pandora

Former Pandora president praises contribution of Willie Hamilton’s CMJ

Peter Andersen, who resigned as president of Western Europe for Pandora in October last year, has said that the first year of working with The Company of Master Jewellers was crucial in the development of the brand in the UK. Pandora was successfully established in the UK by Darren McCormick Jewellery in the noughties, but

Karl Massey

Prestons MD stunned by Willie Hamilton resignation

Karl Massey, managing director of Prestons, says that he was totally shocked to learn that The Company of Master Jewellers chief executive Willie Hamilton had resigned. “Willie is the CMJ,” he reveals to Professional Jeweller, adding: “I only joined because he kept selling me the idea, and I’m glad I did because it helped me get Pandora.”

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OPINION: Why Willie Hamilton should get a hero’s send-off

A column by Professional Jeweller and WatchPro managing director, Rob Corder. Calls first started coming into Professional Jeweller and WatchPro two weeks ago about trouble at The Company Master Jewellers and its chief executive of the past decade, Willie Hamilton. These types of rumours are commonplace ahead of the summer buying meeting, which takes place

Pandora Skegness

Pandora extends lucratrive Disney contract to all European markets

International jewellery manufacturer and retailer Pandora announced its plans for growth across Europe, Africa and the Middle East alongside corporate partner Disney. The expansion strategy, which was released today, means that Pandora’s Disney inspired jewellery will soon be available to customers in almost all of the jeweller’s global markets. The extended alliance will begin in


FEATURE: Fair luxury puts big brands on the hot seat

This year’s Fair Luxury conference gathered together representatives from four large jewellery companies to discuss what their businesses are doing to advance responsible sourcing and fairness in their supply chains. Fair Luxury is a conference which Flux, an independent group of jewellery industry ethics champions, launched last year to encourage a dynamic platform for debate.


FIRST LOOK: Pandora unveils Autumn 2017 jewels

Jewellery giant Pandora has unveiled its new marketing and jewellery collections for AW17. Pandora is continuing to promote its DO campaign, which was launched alongside the SS17 collection, and focused on a message of empowering consumers to be who they are and do what they want to do. For Autumn, the brand says: “This season