BIRMINGHAM, December 2015 - Jewellery & Watch has revealed the highly-anticipated shortlist for its annual Buyers Power List awards, in association with Pandora, alongside Bransom and Clarity & Success. Potts has also been confirmed as a sponsor of the event, an ever-expanding printing, packaging and direct mail company who work with Pandora.
In place to recognise and celebrate the hard work, dedication and success of individuals and buying teams across the UK jewellery and watch retail market, the awards are divided across six dedicated categories: Best Independent Retail Buying Team (less than five stores), Best Multiple Retail Buying Team (five stores or more), Best Department Store Buying Team, Best Individual Retailer, Best Watch Retailer, and Best Heritage Site, Museum or Gallery.
The initial round of nominations, which was open to the public via the Jewellery & Watch website, has resulted in a prestigious shortlist of some of the most respected names across the industry. In no particular order, the full shortlist is as follows: Best Independent Retailer (five stores or less)
Allum & Sidaway
Baker Brothers Diamonds
Christopher George Jewellers
Drakes Fine Jewellers
Wongs Best Multiple Retail Buying Team (more than five stores)
Pia Jewellery Best Department Store Buying Team
House of Fraser
Fortnum & Mason Best Individual Retailer
Alison Aldridge, Neil & Barker
Adelle Thompson, Beaverbrooks
Ashley Pugh, W. Bruford and Inspired by Brufords
Charlie Pragnell, Pragnells
Dominic Wakefield, Wakefield Jewellers
Helen Dimmick, Green & Benz
Natalie Blagg, Fraser Hart
Paul Rice, Hugh Rice Best Watch Retailer
Hamilton & Inches
Watches of Switzerland
The Watch Hut
Identity: The Jewellers Best Heritage Site, Museum or Gallery
The National Gallery
Historial Royal Palaces
As voted for by the industry and peers of the nominees; this ranking system will identify the best buyers of 2016. The winners will be revealed at a champagne reception in Birmingham’s leisure complex, Resorts World, on Monday 8th February 2016.
Other sponsors for the esteemed occasion include Bransom Retail Systems and Clarity & Success. They will join over 400 brands exhibiting at Jewellery & Watch, including Alex Monroe, Steliosk, Anako, Rebecca, Shiela Fleet Jewellery, Chicago Marcasite Jewellery, PJ Watson, Colomer & Sons, Nomination, Daniel Voir, Mark Milton, Disney Couture, Manja, Drakenberg Sjolin, Lebole Gioielli, Feiliu Jewellery, Kattri and Ferrara Gife Gioielli.
To find out more information on the Buyers Power List in association with Pandora and the brands exhibiting at Jewellery & Watch, please visit: www.jewelleryandwatchbirmingham.com