Welcome to the second annual Professional Jeweller Power List — an initiative launched last year to celebrate the movers and shakers in the UK jewellery trade.
The jewellery industry is inundated with inspiring and innovative individuals who, even during a global crisis, are blazing a trail and playing their part to keep business booming come rain or shine.
It goes without saying that it is certainly not an easy time to be working within the UK jewellery sector, but thankfully the trade is full of talented individuals who continue to make it sparkle and weather the storm.
To recognise this we wanted to shine a light on the people working for jewellery retailers and suppliers who are pushing boundaries in the market.
Wherever you look in the country there are examples of jewellery retailers and suppliers doing an outstanding job for their clients. Whether it’s the personal service they offer, the care and attention they pay to helping customers find the right solution or their appetite to provide as much product choice as possible, they are at the forefront of the ever-changing retail landscape.
The Power List is an opportunity to recognise some of the individuals behind those organisations and highlight the commendable and tireless work they do, and it appears once again that this has been a welcomed initiative as we were flooded with nominations from the minute we launched the Power List online — and received a record number in the days following the prime minister’s call for non-essential retail businesses to lockdown.
To raise spirits during the pandemic, many retailers put forward loyal staff and suppliers, while brands were quick to commend individuals from award-winning independents and multiples.
These nominations were for individuals worthy of being included in one of five categories: Retail Titans, Brand Champions, Inspiring Independents, Market Movers and Rising Stars.
While it was hard to whittle the list down to just six per category, we believe the people on the following pages deserve public recognition for the innovative work they do.
From chief executive officers and managing directors who are leading by example from the top, to unsung heroes working in customer service, design, and on the road as a sales agent, the 2020 Power
List elevates the individuals inspiring their businesses to reach new heights in what is currently a challenging and competitive environment.
The Professional Jeweller 2019 Power List is sponsored by Angel Whisperer and Parify.
Without further ado, discover this year’s winners below…