Jewellery & Watch unveils Buyers Power List shortlist

Jewellery & Watch has revealed the shortlist for its annual Buyers Power List awards, recognising the hard work, dedication and success of individuals and buying teams across the UK jewellery and watch retail market.

Held in association with Pandora, alongside Bransom and Clairty & Success, the awards are divided across six dedicated categories and 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.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Best Independent Retailer (five stores or less)
Allum & Sidaway
Baker Brothers Diamonds
Christopher George Jewellers
Drakes Fine Jewellers
EC One
Forum Jewellers
Hugh Rice

Best Multiple Retail Buying Team (more than five stores)
Ernest Jones
F Hinds
Fraser Hart
Pia Jewellery

Best Department Store Buying Team
Harvey Nichols
House of Fraser
John Lewis
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
H Samuels
Hamilton & Inches
Watch Finder
Watches of Switzerland
The Watch Hut
Identity: The Jewellers

Best Heritage Site, Museum or Gallery
The National Gallery
Historial Royal Palaces
British Museum

As voted for by the industry and peers of the nominees, the winners will be revealed at a champagne reception in Birmingham’s leisure complex, Resorts World, on Monday 8 February 2016.