Chisholm Hunter’s Harry Brown carries the torch


Harry Brown concluded a busy month for retailer Chisholm Hunter by carrying the Queen’s Baton through Glasgow during the opening of the Commonwealth Games.

The company director was selected to carry the baton along Buchanan Street on Sunday 20 July as it made its final journey to the XX Commonwealth Games.

Earlier in the month Chisholm Hunter opened a new store in Argyll Arcade and scooped the Multiple Retailer of the Year for the third year running at the UK Jewellery Awards.


Brown was nominated to carry the baton in recognition of his charity work by Swiss watchmaker Longines, official timekeeper for the Games.

He said: “Representing Chisholm Hunter in the Queen’s Baton Relay was an absolute honour. It was incredible to see so many people come out to cheer on the baton and a real privilege to be part of such an historic event for Glasgow.
“Glasgow is an amazing place to be at the moment, the whole city is buzzing with visitors from all over the world, there is such an energy about the place, I have never experienced anything like it.”

The Queen’s Baton relay covered 70 nations and territories travelling a total of 190,000km in 288 days and involving a third of the world’s population. Baton bearers included Scotland football manager Gordon Strachan, singer Susan Boyle and round-the-world cyclist Mark Beaumont.

Brown is currently overseeing the final preparations for the launch of a new Chisholm Hunter flagship store in Bromley in Kent in early Autumn .

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