In Retail Jeweller’s first Rising Stars 30 Under 30 supplement we present the amazing young talent that exists in the industry. Here we look at Colin Seymour.
Partner boutiques manager, Swarovski UK & Ireland
DOB 01/11/84 Age 30
A relative newcomer to the jewellery industry, the majority of Seymour’s background was in luxury fashion wholesale prior to joining Swarovski in 2013. As partner boutiques manager, he is responsible for managing the Swarovski partner (franchise) boutique business in the UK and Ireland.
“Since joining Swarovski, Seymour has grown the partner business by over 35% in just one year”
Since joining the company, Seymour has grown the partner business by over 35% in just one year, having opened six new partner locations and creating a pipeline to open seven more in the next 12 months. He also oversaw the first ever transfer of a Swarovski-owned boutique to independent (partner) control.
Swarovski’s turnover with partners in 2014 was in high double-digit growth, and this is now the main growth channel for the business in the UK and Ireland, so Seymour says he is looking forward to being responsible for much of the strategic expansion the business will be carrying out.
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