The annual Buyers Power List will return to Jewellery & Watch this February for its third edition celebrating the very best in buying across the jewellery and watch industry.
Held in association with Pandora as headline sponsor, along with Bransom and Clarity & Success, the acclaimed awards toast the efforts of individuals and buying teams from across the UK and Ireland. This year, the exclusive dinner and drinks reception will be held at Birmingham’s soon-to-open destination leisure complex, Resorts World, on Monday 8 February 2016.
The initial round of open nominations closed on 2 November, with industry insiders voting across six categories:
Best Independent Retailer (five stores or less)
Best Multiple Retailer (five stores or more)
Best Department Store
Best Individual Retailer
Best Watch Retailer
Best Hermitage Site, Museum or Gallery
The next stage sees nomination tallied to create a top 10 across each category, producing a shortlist of individual buyers and buying teams in the running for the awards. Those individuals will then be asked to peer-review within their respective categories, producing the best buyers for the 2016 awards.
Julie Driscoll, portfolio director for Jewellery & Watch at i2i Events Group, said; “We are extremely excited to be launching our third Buyers Power List; the competition has gone from strength to strength each year, and we are delighted to have the valued support of Pandora for 2016. The all-new location and format for the awards ceremony in February is sure to reflect the prestige of the anticipated finalists and winners.”
The event will take place following the second day of Jewellery & Watch, which will span 7-11 February at the NEC, Birmingham, co-located with Spring Fair.