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Tony Watkins has had a year that almost no-one in this esteemed list can compete with. Not only has he been a key figurehead in the Parkhouse Cardiff team, which has delivered unprecedented growth in its own family range...
Frost of London is an exclusive haven for high-profile luxury watch shoppers looking for something a little bit different, but while these mavericks of Bond Street have traded on those in the know popping in for viewings at its...
Recent retail data has pointed to a pick-up in sales activity over the past two months, but according to a report published by the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) today, the high street growth drive has screeched to a...
If you have ever wondered exactly who those people are that tap away into the wee hours of the night on watch forums, forensically dissecting the latest horological fails and triumphs, wonder no more. David Gillow is a man...
One of the biggest challenges facing the modern high street jeweller is how to accept, and even embrace, the irrepressible force of online shopping. For a company like HS Johnson, which has been trading on the high street since...
Mark Harper is a man who is open to new challenges. After discovering a passion for cycling just 18 months ago, he is currently in training for a 500km charity cycle from London to Paris to raise funds for...
Charles Burns is an advocate of John Timpson’s management philosophy. The founder of Timpsons, the national chain of shoe repair and key cutting outlets, says in his respected book Upside Down Management, that customers come first, then sales assistants,...
Can an independent jeweller on Marylebone High Street compete with the boutiques of Bond Street or the luxury department stores of Knightsbridge? Marylebone’s New Cavendish Jewellers proves it can, particularly in the past 12 months when its customers have...
There has been lots of talk about retail finally coming out the other side of the recession, and for Glyn Smoothy this is definitely true. This year his business has celebrated a return to pre-recession profit levels, but rather...