The sixth Professional Jeweller Hot 100 was revealed at a spectacular jewellery industry party at Freemasons’ Hall, London, on September 7, with our very own Jo Stroud being celebrated as one of the 100 key movers and shakers from the UK jewellery industry.
The glittering event was held in association with Diamond Partner International Jewellery London, Technology Partner Bransom Retail Systems and Gold Partners Clogau, Curteis and FACETS PR.
The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 is an annual celebration of the 100 most impressive individuals from the UK jewellery industry that have showcased innovation, business development and design skills over the past 12 months. The 100 are listed under six categories – Trendsetters, Retail Stars, Business Big Shots, Brand Champions, Trailblazers and NexGems; with Jo featuring in the Retail Stars category.
Each year, the Hot 100 list is kept entirely secret until the reveal party; with each chosen person photographed and interviewed for a luxury commemorative book released on the night.
The Hot 100 2015 was hosted by Professional Jeweller editor Sarah Louise Jordan, assistant editor Stacey Hailes and event director Andrew Martyniuk, who congratulated this year’s Hot 100 within the illuminated Art Deco surrounds of the Freemasons’ Hall Grand Temple. The event saw guests cheer and applaud their peers, colleagues and industry friends, who were revealed one-by-one in a special video reel.
Professional Jeweller editor Sarah Louise Jordan said: “The Hot 100 has become the UK jewellery industry’s leading event – where the most hard-working, innovative and cutting-edge talents in our industry are recognised for their hard work.
“Those individuals that make the Hot 100 list each year should be extremely proud of their place within the Hot 100. We received hundreds of nominations this year but these are our finest examples of what it means to be a business leader, trendsetting designer and innovator in the UK jewellery industry today. Congratulations to all of those that have made the Hot 100 2015 so special.”
We’d like to say a huge congratulations from everyone at fabulous – well done Jo, what a great way to mark our tenth Birthday!