CMJ supports vibrant celebration of British jewellery industry.
The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has become the Principal Partner for the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 in its inaugural year.
The buying group will work with Professional Jeweller to host a glittering party on September 7th that will bring together the jewellery business’s brightest stars.
“We are excited to be part of an event that celebrates all that is great about our vibrant industry,” said Willie Hamilton, CEO for the CMJ. “We love the way the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 is bringing a fresh approach to our market, and look forward to a partnership that allows us to recognise and reward the people that make the jewellery and watch business sparkle,” he added.
The members of the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 will join another 400 guests at a cocktail party on the third night of the International Jewellery London trade show. A commemorative book featuring stunning pictorial portraits of the members, also sponsored by the CMJ, will be launched on the night and distributed to all 5000 subscribers of Professional Jeweller.
Party guests will be photographed and filmed at the event by Professional Jeweller ‘paparazzi’, with coverage of the night appearing the following day on Professionaljeweller.com, and in the October issue of the magazine.
The CMJ has lent its support to the Hot 100 during what it describes as a “golden moment” for the group. The cooperative celebrated its 30th anniversary this week at a spectacular black tie dinner for over 500 members and suppliers.
Over the past three years, since Hamilton was appointed as CEO, the group has been evolving from an organisation grounded in the traditions of family-run county town jewellers to a vibrant collective of forward-thinking retailers working with some of the industry’s hottest design talent.
The CMJ’s chairman, Stephen Hughes, told Professional Jeweller that the current membership is “energised” by the changing face of the jewellery industry.
This energy is driving growth, with both the enrolment of new members to the group and additional store openings and acquisitions by existing members. “I see no reason why we shouldn’t double in size over the next few years,” he said.