The Retail Titans category pays tribute to the figureheads piloting some of the UK’s biggest retail jewellery businesses.

Retail Titans is proudly sponsored by Guardian Brands. As the official distributors of Angel Whisperer from Engelsrufer for the UK & Ireland, the company felt the timing to sponsor this category could not be better as supporting the industry and building future partnerships with retailers is more crucial now than ever.

Guardian Brands was started by Stewart Arvan who has over 30 years of experience in the industry. The Angel Whisperer brand was acquired less than a year ago and the changes implemented have been enthusiastically received by retailers.


The success of the brand is largely due to the fact that it offers retailers and consumers a product that is more than just fashion jewellery but a brand with meaningful and emotional connotations, which customers are seeking more and more. Also, by focusing all resources on one brand, Guardian Brands is able to provide jewellers with the full 360-degree service that they expect and deserve. The brand philosophy of ‘communication, collaboration and connections’, which underlies all dealings with retail partners, has in this short period proved enormously successful.

The emotional stories attached to each collection is a key differentiator of Angel Whisperer. The overriding message of the brand, ‘Your protective companion for life’, is more pertinent now than ever. The brand offers hope, comfort and support, which is what many are seeking right now.

Check out this year’s retail titans below:

Anna Blackburn & Mark Adlestone, managing director and chairman, Beaverbrooks
Chris Sellors, managing director, C W Sellors
Craig Bolton, executive director (UK) Watches of Switzerland Group
John Robinson, managing director, David M Robinson
Grant Mitchell & Kyron Keogh, founders, ROX Jewellers
Michael Wainwright, managing director, Boodles