Presenting the 2014 WatchPro Hot 100

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The UK watch industry’s 100 most influential figures of the last 12 months have been revealed in the 2014 WatchPro Hot 100.

The list, compiled through peer nominations and then edited by WatchPro editor James Buttery, represents the great and the good of the UK watch industry and is the subject of an annual magazine published by ITP Promedia, publishers of WatchPro. Each of the Hot 100 are represented by a photographic portrait taken by Kalory Photo & Video.

This year the Hot 100 has this year been divided among five categories; Power Players, Premier Buyers, Retail Titans, Brand Champions and Trailblazers.

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Some 400 guests, including the Hot 100 themselves, gathered at One Mayfair on Sunday evening for the big reveal. Guests enjoyed champagne and canapés as well as music from The Voice’s Leo Ihenacho. The WatchPro Hot 100 was sponsored by Pocket, the new watch brand from Peers Hardy and technology partner, Pursuit. 

While the 2014 WatchPro Hot 100 magazine will be sent out with August’s issue of WatchPro, here is the complete 2014 WatchPro Hot 100.

POWER PLAYERS
Helen Wood, Fossil Group
Keith Sheppard, Swico
David Coleridge, DM London
Jose Roberto Torrens, Audemars Piguet
Willie Hamilton, CMJ
Craig Rebuck, WatchWarehouse
Victoria Campbell, Rotary Watches
Neil Duckworth, Veritime
Giles English & Nick English, Bremont
Mark Hearn, Patek Philippe UK
Mark Adlestone, Beaverbrooks
Stuart Laing, Laings of Glasgow and Houlden Group
Mark Robinson, Citizen Watches
Gavin Murphy, Breitling

PREMIUM BUYERS
Gemma Miskimmon & Julian Exposit-Bader, Amazon UK
Anna Lyly, Watches2U
Myalee Sofield, Fraser Hart
Jason Broderick & Roanne Orlebar, Harrods
Mark Toulson, Aurum Holdings
Karl Irwin, David M Robinson
Richard Maynes, Debenhams
Trupti Shah, World Duty Free Group
Ron Jones & Kelly Best, Signet

RETAIL TITANS
Lynn Schroeder, Wempe UK
Adrian Hailwood, Fellows
John Lunn, Lunns
Lloyd Amsdon & Stuart Hennell, Watchfinder & Co
James Hunter & Anna Gatward, WB Gatward & Son
Michael Laing, Laing and Parkhouse

Mike Rice, Hugh Rice the Jeweller
Robert Ungar, CS Bedford
Tony Sofocli, Parmigiani Fleurier
Stuart McDowell, Hamilton & Inches
Christopher Ward, Christopher Ward
Grant Mitchell & Kyron Keogh, Rox
Roy Welsh, Market Cross Jewellers
Matt Warren, Jura Watches
Michael Hyman, Leonard Dews Jewellers
Ashley Pugh, W Bruford and Inspired by Bruford
Keith Peryer, John Bull Jewellers
Tracey Brown, Chisholm Hunter
Simon Walton, Berry’s
David Epstein, WatchWarehouse
Andrew Warner, Identity the Jewellers
Ariel Banin & Joseph Banin & Dino D’Auria, Frost of London
Keith Gill & Bridie Gill, Robert Gatward
Paul Maudsley, Bonhams
Robert Stewart, Stewart’s the Watch Company

BRAND CHAMPIONS
Bob Bray & Domonic Bray, Sinclair Harding
Jean Falcon De Longevialle, Bell & Ross
Patrick Rudomino, Roger Dubuis
Michel Bouchard, Nixon
Paul Thurlow, Oris
Tim Gould, Casio
Kirsten Crisford, Seiko
Matthew Lefevre, Maurice Lacroix
Simon Gilham, Zeon
Paul Harry & Paul Haliday, Peers Hardy
Jemma Fennings & Lesa Bennett, Olivia Burton
Justine Carmody, Asprey
Philip Poole, Baume et Mercier
Giles Rees, Luxury Degrees
Nick Wiseman, Ball Watches

TRAILBLAZERS
Ian Elliot & Alex Brown, Elliot Brown
James Gurney & Tim Barber, QP magazine
Larissa Trew, Eve’s Watch
Louisa McCarthy, Neville McCarthy
Richard Hoptroff, Hoptroff and Hotblack
Anthony Cousins, Cousins UK
Angus Jenkins, DM London
Zeina Dakak, Finch & Partners
Nick Edgley, NEmedia world
Anish Bhatt, WatchAnish
Patrick Sheehan, HS Walsh
Giles Ellis, Schofield Watch Company
Annette Allen, Source Watches
Daniel Williams, Profile PR
Christian Danneman, The Watch Guy
Matthew Humphries, Matthew Humphries Design Watches
Craig Struthers & Rebecca Struthers, Struthers London
Jonathan Hedges, GfK
Julie Halford, InterCity Group
Venetia Sheppard & Terry Andrews, MGS Distribution and Boss Watches

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