The time has come for me to pass the mantle


PJ’s editor-in-chief on new projects and changes at the magazine.

There comes a time for every great party to end, and right now the party that is drawing to a close is my editorship of Professional Jeweller.

Three years ago I launched this magazine and since that time I have extracted huge pleasure from being at the heart of such a fantastic group of people and watching our title grow from strength to strength and become an essential business tool for the UK jewellery industry.

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One of this talented troupe is Kathryn Bishop, who will replace me on the editor’s letter page every month going forward. She has been with Professional Jeweller for two years now and is the perfect person to step up into the editor’s role. I’m sure you will join me in wishing her the best of luck.

One of the most satisfying elements over the past three years as editor has been to see how incredibly successful our annual Hot 100 project has become, and we’re about to start the process for the fourth time right now. Nominations are officially have now closed, and I know many of you put yourself or someone you admire forward for our roll call of the good and the great of 2013.

The book itself is a fantastic project, creating many iconic images and the party has become the most anticipated industry night out of the year, not to mention just a great knees up in a fabulous location.

As with every good party like the Hot 100, there is always one lingering guest never quite ready to leave. At Professional Jeweller, that is me. While I am passing the mantle of editor to Kathryn I will remain in my role as editor-in-chief, overseeing the magazine and its various projects while working on an exciting new jewellery magazine, this time for consumers – more to come on that project soon.



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