In Retail Jeweller’s Rising Stars 30 Under 30 supplement we present the amazing young talent that exists in the industry. Here we look at Sophie Barnes.
DOB 27/08/1986 Age 29
Having joined fashion jewellery wholesaler Gecko, part of WB The Creative Jewellery Group, just 18 months ago, Sophie Barnes has settled into her role very quickly. Covering the southwest of the UK and south Wales, Barnes manages over 300 independent retail customers and was Gecko’s best-performing sales rep in 2015, demonstrating significant year-on-year growth.
According to Gecko’s sales director Richard Cox, Barnes is always willing to contribute ideas at sales meetings and go the extra mile, especially when it comes to events and trade shows where, Cox explains, she is always one of the first to arrive and the last to leave.
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