Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists of the Executive Leadership Team of the Year category of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards.

The finalists are teams that have demonstrated outstanding service to their companies, suppliers and retail partners in the past year.

The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Executive Leadership Team of the Year category are:



In his 10 years as managing director Ben Roberts has driven his family business forward by transforming Clogau from a “cottage industry” and souvenir company into a globally recognised brand. To date, Clogau has numerous accolades under its belt and is known as a forward thinking brand. Restructuring the manufacturing and supply chain processes has also been instrumental in the brands success,.

Hockley Mint

Now in its 25th year, Hockley Mint is going from strength to strength with managing director Gary Wroe leading the way. As a non-stop shop for retailers, the company works closely with partners to design and create pieces which meet their needs. Always looking to grow and develop, this year Hockley launched a Fairtrade Ambassador programme, Retailer Open Days and a new e-commerce.

IBB London

Established over 40 years ago and spanning three generations, IBB London is a family-led business, which has become one of the industry’s largest distributors of jewellery. Led by the Kovacs, the company continues to develop its branded jewellery to reflect trends in the industry, and keeps its core product range relevant for today’s marketplace.

Mappin & Webb

Aurum Holdings has injected a significant investment into Mappin & Webb, relaunching the brand last year. The end result? Mappin & Webb has secured new stockists, joined 22 new Goldsmiths showrooms and dominated Regent Street with its luxurious flagship. Aurum Holdings has now over taken Signet as the biggest watch and jewellery company.

WB the Creative Jewellery Group

Under the leadership of owner Patrick Fuller and managing director Andrew Morton, the group employs over 200 people and prides itself on its responsive approach to the jewellery industry. Always looking for ways for its staff to strive, and to keep at the forefront of the industry, the leadership team has invested in the business to ensure it evolves with the rapidly changing marketplace.