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“Professional Jeweller is hugely important to the industry”, the trade celebrates 10 years of PJ

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As we celebrate a decade in business, readers reveal why Professional Jeweller is so important to the trade as they wish us a happy birthday….

Joe Walsh, chief executive officer, Laings
“Happy Birthday to Professional Jeweller from all at Laings! It has been fantastic to work with Stacey and the team at Professional Jeweller over the past ten years and what we’ve loved the most is the support we’ve received. When we have any announcements they are always more than happy to share our news and it’s fantastic to be cheered on by such a prominent industry source. Their sharing of comment, analysis and trends from all players in the jewellery world has helped to build a community and it’s always exciting to learn about different projects within the industry. Professional Jeweller is hugely important to the industry as a whole. It has been a turbulent time for retail and the in-depth reports and news analysis helps everyone to keep on top of the latest global jewellery trends. A lot has changed in the past 10 years and for us and many others, Professional Jeweller has become a go-to for advice and explanations, acting as an invaluable source.”

John Robinson, managing director, David M Robinson
“Over the last 10 years, both DMR and the wider jewellery community have changed significantly. Our clients interact with us in different ways and likewise we communicate with each other differently via new, constantly changing platforms. Throughout that time, Professional Jeweller has been a vocal supporter of independent jewellery retailers here in the UK, and David M Robinson remains pleased to call them our friends. Continuing to give a voice to many smaller retailers and suppliers across the country, Professional Jeweller is a vital source of news for those of us who remain passionate about our industry. The team joined us in celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2019, and I’m pleased to pass on my own best wishes as they celebrate their 10th birthday.”

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Michael Wainwright, director, Boodles
“Wishing Professional Jeweller a very happy 10th birthday and a big thank you for supporting the jewellery trade for the last ten years with this fantastic publication.”

Harry Brown, director, Chisholm Hunter
“Happy birthday to the Professional Jeweller team. Here’s to another 10 years of excellent specialist news!”

Anna Blackburn, managing director, Beaverbrooks
“Happy 10th Birthday Professional Jeweller… you’ll be joining us in the ‘100 Club’ before you know it! Thank you for supporting Beaverbrooks over the years and most recently for making Beaverbrooks’ retired director, Andrew Brown, the very first recipient of the Professional Jeweller Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s been a pleasure working with you over the last decade…here’s to the next 10 and beyond!”

Jonathan Kendall, president, De Beers Group Industry Services and Institute of Diamonds
“Professional Jeweller have been covering all areas of the jewellery industry and the diamond pipeline and as such I have found their articles over the past decade both informative and enjoyable to read. The team at De Beers Group appreciate good journalism and the thought pieces have a good balance which we believe is extremely important to help protect trade confidence in our products. The latest updates on retail design and jewellery trends always provide us all with ideas and opportunities, and we’re all so aware that our industry thrives on creativity. Professional Jeweller helps to communicate great ideas to all areas of the jewellery trade. The team is friendly and approachable and I personally believe its people that make any business successful. At Professional Jeweller they have a great team and I’m sure that’s why they are doing such a great job for us all. Congratulations.”

Hayley Quinn, managing director, Swarovski UK
“Professional Jeweller can be relied upon to deliver the most up to date and relevant news stories from within the jewellery industry. Always a trustworthy and enjoyable read, the level of detail and care really comes through in each article. The team are always extremely supportive and a pleasure to work with! Having publications such as Professional Jeweller with writers who care so much about their craft is what makes it such a huge success. By deep diving into topics and exploring the newest and most innovative ideas the industry has to offer gives an insight not seen elsewhere. For two years running (2018 and 2019) Swarovski has won Fashion Brand of the year at the Professional Jeweller awards. It is a huge honour and a great achievement to be recognised as an on trend, fashion jewellery brand by such an industry heavyweight.”

Gary Wroe, managing director, Hockley Mint
“A huge congratulations to Professional Jeweller on reaching their 10th anniversary of trading. Keep up the good work reporting our industries highlights and keeping us up to date with the latest news, it has been a pleasure working with you all over the last years and here’s to the next 10 years.”

Sif Jakobs, founder, Sif Jakobs Jewellery
”Congratulations for 10 years and all the great work you have published through these years. We’re so thrilled to have a magazine like Professional Jeweller where in depth interviews and articles are written with an interesting and relevant appeal. Thank you for always being open-minded and curious about us and other brands and for bringing sparkling news to the industry.”

Daniel Ozel, director, Unique & Co
“Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Professional Jeweller on reaching such a milestone. I remember being one of the first to support and advertise in your magazine. From then and to now, it has been such an incredible journey and a pleasure to work with a great team. Your magazine and daily newsletters are a great source of news and information for the industry which I still read every day. We from Unique & Co. are also proud that we have won multiple awards over the years you have presented. Congratulation and Happy 10 years to Professional Jeweller, all the best. We look forward to working with you for the next 10!”

Kyron Keogh, managing director, ROX
“Happy Birthday to all of the Professional Jeweller team! The magazine is a must-read for any jewellery industry professional and your continued success is down to providing informative and relevant content. As an industry still managing to thrive and innovate in these challenging economic times, it’s important we have supportive and passionate trade media outlets that showcase success. We were honoured to be one of the first guest editors of the magazine back on 2011 and look forward to contributing over the next decade and beyond.”

Andrew Morton,manager director, Weston Beamor Group
“Everyone at Weston Beamor Group wishes Professional Jeweller a very happy tenth anniversary. Over the past decade, we’ve celebrated major milestones with this leading industry title, from members of our team being highlighted within the Hot 100 and more recently the PJ Power List, through to the success for our Domino team in the Professional Jeweller Awards, including being awarded Supplier of the Year, and Rachel Morgan winning Young Designer of the Year in 2019. We’ve watched PJ grow and find its place as a respected and intuitive title within evolving markets, driven by content that is based on market research, industry insight and consumer trends. We can’t wait to see how PJ continues this success over the next decade.”

Harriet Kelsall, owner, Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery
“Happy Birthday PJ — we have been pleased with what you have brought to our attention over the years and especially with your wonderful photography and presentation of our industry. Good luck with the next 10 years too!”

Helen Haddow, chief executive, Houlden
Professional Jeweller is a quality, trusted publication that creates value for its readers through well-created content that is both timely and relevant to our industry. Each issue is circulated through the various departments at Houlden, and provides a very interesting overview of what is going on both domestically and internationally in the jewellery industry. We find its not only an excellent source of information from a business standpoint, but a useful resource for researching potential suppliers and service providers for the group. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary we look forward to the continued considered editorial and information specific to the jewellery industry.”

Maureen Hooson, owner, Mococo
“Thank you so much to Professional Jeweller for 10 years of loyal support to the jewellery trade the past ten years. The regular trade updates from the monthly publication or via its online updates are always a favourite of ours.”

John Watson, managing director, PJ Watson
“Happy Birthday Professional Jeweller. Thank you for all your support over the years, you have always been the first to cover our company’s news for which we are very grateful. Here’s to the next 10 years, all the best from the team at PJ Watson.”

Andrew Hirshman, director, Drakes Jewellers
“Congratulations to everyone at Professional Jeweller for reaching this wonderful milestone and for providing us in the industry with the most valuable and up-to-date information on a daily and monthly basis! Happy Birthday and here’s to the next 10!”

Anja Potze, owner, Anja Potze Fine Jewellery
“Happy 10th Birthday to all at Professional Jeweller! Thank you for 10 years of insight, inspiration and information! Professional Jeweller does an impressive job of providing invaluable news stories to the trade and we loved attending the PJ Awards last year. Keep up the great work and we look forward to the next decade.”

Rachael Nash, marketing manager, Curteis
“Curteis Ltd would like to congratulate the Professional Jeweller on their 10th birthday. We love working with them and appreciate their professional advice, support and guidance they have provided us and the industry over the years. They’re always up to date with industry news and trends and are always willing to go the extra mile to assist in any way they can. It has been a wonderful journey so far, wishing them all the very best in the coming years!”

Jason Allum, managing director, Allum & Sidaway
“Wishing all the team at Professional Jeweller a very Happy Birthday! PJ is a fundamental part of our industry; always informative, always bringing interesting articles and insights. We love to see the industry news; from store refits to celebrating successes.”

Andy Maine, owner, Ania Haie
“Happy happy birthday Professional Jeweller we love working with your magazine and reading all the latest news. It is so interesting to find out about all the international shows, customers and other jewellery brands.”

Michael Aldridge, chairman, Company of Master Jewellers
“Happy 10th birthday to Professional Jeweller! Thank you for your support of the jewellery trade over the past decade. A PJ highlight for me has to be the Hot 100, which was always such a hot topic every year when the list was announced – Allison and I were honoured to be named in it and have great memories of the event. Here’s to another 10 years!”

Simon Forrester, chief executive officer, National Association of Jewellers
“Many Happy Returns, PJ – double figures is a major milestone! PJ is a great source of news, views and commentary on the UK jewellery industry, and we are grateful for your continued support of NAJ and the wider sector – here’s to another ten years!”

Lucy Quartermaine, owner, Lucy Quartermaine
Professional Jeweller has always been very important to the Lucy Quartermaine brand. The PJ team are fabulous! They are always willing to support us and are in regular contact to involve us in any opportunities! Our highlight would be definitely be winning Designer of the Year at the PJ Awards in 2019. Wishing Professional Jeweller a very happy birthday, here’s to the next 10 years supporting the trade!”

Cathie Osborne, owner, Hatton and Spencer
Professional Jeweller is my go-to publication for anything and everything jewellery; the team are fantastic to work with— and just lovely people. The magazine has been so supportive of Hatton and Spencer, ever since meeting them at our debut trade show at the start of last year. Happy 10 years — wishing you many more!”

Hannah Gibson, sales and marketing director, Silver Tree Jewellery
“Congratulations Professional Jeweller on your 10 year anniversary! Professional Jeweller is a must read for all high street jewellers as it highlights emerging trends and shares important business to business experiences. We also thank you for your support over the last 10 years — giving a small independent business like ours a voice within the industry which we otherwise wouldn’t have. Love Hannah Gibson and the Silver Tree Jewellery team.”

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Editor, Professional Jeweller

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