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HOT 100 POWER PLAYERS: Kevin Boltman, managing director, Montblanc UK


For Kevin Boltman, there’s no success without a good team of people around you. “I like to think of myself as a people person, who usually has a gut instinct about people and situations,” he says.

“Surrounding myself with a very talented team helps to create success for Montblanc UK each and every day. These individuals – experts in their respective fields – work hard to maintain and communicate the values of Montblanc; whether this is through building stronger relationships with key accounts, driving the retail business forward or generating coverage in major publications.”

When it comes to leading the team, Kevin admits he is known for being rather demanding – but not without good reason. “The desire to move things forward, push for more and do better has helped to establish Montblanc as a highly respected maison in the UK,” he explains.


Plans for the years ahead revolve around a central goal of growing the business – from opening new strategic doors, to strengthening the flagship boutique on New Bond Street as a key shopping destination. “We want to ensure that Montblanc becomes the leading luxury accessory choice for men for another 110 years,” he adds.

Proud father to a son who is soon to graduate from university, Kevin is sure to be an understanding and supportive paternal influence as he sets out on his own career path. This becomes instantly evident when asked what advice he would give himself for the year ahead. “Do not listen to or dwell on negative thoughts,” he responds. “Be confident in your plans, who you are and what you represent, and success will follow.”

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