Categories include indies, multiples, museums and department stores.

The finalists for the first Jewellery & Watch London Buyers Power List, sponsored by watch and jewellery brand Bering, have been announced, with companies including Green + Benz, Beaverbrooks, Fortnum & Mason and the Victoria & Albert Museum among the shortlist.

The winners will be revealed at a champagne reception sponsored by Bering during the Jewellery & Watch London trade show at the Saatchi Gallery on June 18.

The Bering Buyers Power List aims to recognise, celebrate and reward the individuals and companies that suppliers and peers in the jewellery and watch industry have nominated and voted for "as making an outstanding difference and being highly influential in the jewellery and watch market".


The Buyers Power List is split into five categories including Independent Retailer, Multiple Retailer, Individual Buyer, Department Store and Museum or Gallery.

Those individuals and companies with the most votes were compiled into a shortlist, with the shortlist then whittled down via a peer vote, which resulted in the final list of 25, with five finalists in each category.

Julie Driscoll portfolio director for Jewellery & Watch London at i2i Events Group said: “There are some really high-profile individuals and companies that have made the final Bering Buyers Power List which really is testament to the quality of the nominations we received, demonstrating just how important this competition is for the industry.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to nominate and also to congratulate all of our shortlisted entrants and finalists. I look forward to revealing the winners on the night together with our valued sponsor Bering.”

Bering Buyers Power List Finalists 2014

Independent Retailer
Green + Benz
Johnny Rocket
Laing the Jeweller
Marmalade Jewellery
W Bruford

Multiple Retailer

Chisholm Hunter
Mappin & Webb
Swag Jewellers

Individual Buyer
Adelle Thompson – Beaverbrooks
Danielle Fisher – Hallett Retail
Natalie Blagg – Fraser Hart
Rebecca Clarke – Astley Clarke
Stuart Laing – Laings of Glasgow

Department Store

Fortnum & Mason
John Lewis

Museum or Gallery
Historic Royal Palaces
Museum of London
The British Museum
The National Gallery
Victoria and Albert Museum