Professional Jeweller & Professionaljeweller.com have established themselves at the heart of the UK jewellery and watch industry, with over 20,000 people visiting the web site every month and reading the magazine. It is enormously enjoyable to work with the creative and talented business owners, executives, designers and other professionals that make up this rich and fashionable industry.
We feel there is much to celebrate this year, so to honour the industry that we all adore, we are throwing a party on September 7 where we will recognise the leaders of the jewellery and watch trade in the inaugural Professional Jeweller Hot 100.
The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 is more than a simple party, and a great deal more fun than a formal awards dinner. It is an event built around the 100 people that have shaped the industry this year, and attended by 500 of the jewellery and watch market’s most influential players.
In the launch year, we will be inducting the first 100 people into the exclusive Hot 100 club, but over the years we look forward to adding hundreds more into a list that will be recognised as the Hollywood Walk of Fame for jewellery and watch professionals.
The Hot 100, which is being generously partnered this year by the Company of Master Jewellers, is made up of six groups of industry stars:
Trendsetters: Jewellery and watch designers that have inspired the industry in 2010.
Retail Stars: Front line jewellers that have demonstrated world class retailing skills this year.
Winning Teams: Families, husbands and wives and partners that have driven businesses to extraordinary success.
Business Big Shots: The industry’s greatest bosses.
Celebrity Supporters: Stars who bring the glamour of jewellery and watches and celebrity to life.
NexGems: A celebration of fresh, upcoming jewellery designers.
For three months prior to the September event, Professional Jeweller and Professionaljeweller.com has been canvassing the opinions of all our readers and partners in order to build up short lists of candidates for the inaugural Hot 100.
The final Hot 100 will be interviewed and photographed by the Professional Jeweller team, with each of them featured in stunning personal profiles in a commemorative Hot 100 book that will be released on the night of the party, and circulated to all 5000 subscribers of Professional Jeweller magazine.
The glamorous Hot 100 party will be photographed and filmed on the night, with all the pictures and video clips used in a celebratory web site within Professionaljeweller.com and in print in Professional Jeweller magazine.
The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 is fast establishing itself as the most exciting event in the British jewellery calendar. We look forward to welcoming the stars of this most glamorous industry to the party, and sharing news of the Hot 100 with all readers of Professional Jewellers in the coming weeks and months.