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Payne takes key role

Hamilton & Inches enters new era with new managing director

Jonathan Payne: track record of growth

Edinburgh based jeweller and royal warrant holder Hamilton & Inches has announced Jonathan Payne as its managing director to support Victoria Houghton, CEO, and the team in leading a new era.

Mr Payne’s track record includes his responsibility for growth of a £35 million turnover across four locations: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Southampton in his time at Laings. He also held the role of sales and operations director at Holland & Barrett, heading a team of regional and area sales managers overseeing hundreds of retail outlets.

Previously, as head of retail operations for the Watches of Switzerland Group, Mr Payne helped deliver record growth and profitability during a time of acquisition and change. He was also responsible for a standalone division of The Watches of Switzerland Group and gained expert experience in providing insurance replacement services for General Insurers, sales of in house insurance cover and B2B sales.

Hamilton & Inches plans to invest in the training and development of the existing team, as well as make significant infrastructure updates.

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