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PJ Watson’s Stephen Dewhirst retires

After more than 40 years with PJ Watson, the company has announced that its sales director Stephen Dewhirst retired at the end of 2020.

Joining PJ Watson with 11 years of retail experience and professional qualifications in gemmology and diamond grading behind him, he became the sales representative for the north of the UK. He subsequently opened new accounts in the USA and parts of Europe, developing the company’s export markets. PJ Watson exhibited at BaselWorld for a number of years and Stephen thrived on the networking and business opportunities. He was frequently a guest of De Beers and of Picchiotti at their events during the fair.

Stephen was appointed as sales director of PJ Watson in 1988 and travelled throughout the UK and Ireland, meeting many retailers. He also oversaw the company’s Italian agencies. Originally working with Signoretti and then Chimento, he became a regular visitor to the Marco Bicego factory.

We wish Stephen all the best in his future endeavours.

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