Deciding which brands and collections make into the hallowed glass cases of the nation’s watch stores is a responsibility embraced by the Hot 100 Premier Buyers.
Collectively, these buyers account for well over half of all watches stocked by UK retailers in high street stores, shopping mall boutiques and, increasingly, in their hugely successful estores.
This year’s WatchPro Hot 100 Premier Buyers are …
Anna Lyly and Hinha Rizvi, buying team, Watches2U
Michael Holmes, deputy buying director, Harding Retail
Erica Redgrave, buyer, Watch Gallery
Terry Markham, senior buyer and online merchandiser, Watchshop
Amy Hollington, jewellery and watch buyer, Argos
Claire James, senior fashion buyer, Aurum Holdings
Jason Broderick, director menswear, sports and fine watches; and Roanne Orlebar, fine watch buyer, Harrods
Kelly Best, buying controller, Signet Group
Nick Bucknell and Bruce Andrews, watch and branded jewellery buyers, Beaverbrooks
Debra Willis, jewellery and watch buyer, QVC
Adam Obernik, watch buyer, Fraser Hart