We are delighted to reveal that Beaverbrooks director, Andrew Brown, was the very first recipient of the Professional Jeweller Lifetime Achievement Award.
On the night Brown, who retired from Beaverbooks this March after 57 years with the family-run multiple jeweller, was presented the honour by company chairman, Mark Adlestone.
In a moving speech, Adlestone shared Brown’s story of how he has shaped the company into what it is today, while Brown relayed the tale of walking through the Beaverbrooks’ doors and never looking back.
Brown is accredited for building up the Beaverbrooks diamond business – notably being one of the first in the trade to buy loose diamonds directly – and driving the company’s property acquisitions.
37 years ago Brown set up the Beaverbrooks 10K Fun Run in Blackpool, which is still going strong today, and in 200 he received the MBE from Prince Charles for his services to charity.
Together with Mark Adlestone, Brown was created the Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust.
It goes without saying that he has left his mark on the business, and helped shape Beaverbrooks into the company it is today, whilst also impacting on many in the trade with his passion, loyalty and leadership.