On February 3rd, Professional Jeweller opened nominations for their Annual Hot 100; this is an opportunity for the jewellery industry to recognise the UK and Ireland’s brightest talent, from innovative, up and coming jewellery designers to boutiques, brands and business people that have contributed to the industry over the past 12 months.
The Annual Hot 100 is divided into 5 categories: Business Big Shots, Retail Stars, Trailblazers, Trendsetters and NexGems (the category for new design talent). After nominations close, 100 people will be chosen by the Professional Jeweller editorial team. Each of the 100 winners will be interviewed and photographed for inclusion in the Annual Hot 100 book. The list of winners and the book itself will be unveiled at the Hot 100 party in September, an exclusive, invitation-only affair which coincides with London’s IJL trade show.
If you want to nominate yourself, a colleague or someone else for the Hot 100, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the subject line: HOT 100 NOMINATION. You should make sure you include the name, job title and company name for the person you’re nominating, as well as a bullet point list of the reasons you are nominating them. This should focus on their contribution to the industry over the past 12 months including aspects such as store expansion, business strategies, product development or innovative design.
A statement from Reed Exhibitions – Organisers of International Jewellery London:
Reed Exhibitions has announced that International Jewellery London, scheduled to take place at Alexandra Palace, London, from 13 to 15 September 2020, will be cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Following UK government guidelines and comprehensive discussions with our customers, public health authorities and partner organisations, we do not believe that we are in a position to host a large scale gathering for the industry in September without compromising the key valuable elements of IJL.