We are delighted to announce the managing director of Berry’s Jewellers, Simon Walton, at the winner of the Business Leader of the Year award.

New for this year, this category honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their jewellery business in the past 12 months.

Like we said on the night, Simon Walton would not want to be singled out from his team as a ‘business leader’, but the amount of votes he received (as well as the cheer from his table on the night) confirm he was the right man to take home this trophy on the night.


Without a doubt, Walton received the backing from his staff and peers in the trade because he is a man who leads by example.

Walton is no stranger to the shop floor and loves nothing more than getting stuck in wherever he can. This attribute alone has helped him seal lucrative sales deals and make staff feel like Berry’s is a place they want to stay for the long-run and build a career.

Berry’s has been going from strength-to-strength under Walton’s leadership, and shows no signs of slowing down.

See a list of the other category winners here