Our new owner is Adam Carr, a long term friend and business associate of our founder Paul Thorpe who retired from the Company in September 2015.
Adam has been a supplier to the watch and jewellery trade for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to the business. He owns a long established jewellery and jewellery manufacturing business and has a strong established team.
Upon taking charge at Items of Beauty, East Grinstead Watch Company Adam said:
“I am looking forward to the challenge of taking over such a highly respected and well known business and intend to take it to the next level.
“This company has a long tradition of quality customer care and that will always remain our ethos”.
Paul Thorpe (Founder, now retired and no longer with the business)
Our former owner Paul had been in the watch business since 1975 and travel’s the world seeking out the very best watches for his private customers.
Paul’s number one passion is his quest to achieve the ultimate in customer service and has an old fashioned outlook in life when it comes to his customers.
Over the years he has served many celebrity clients but counts his “every day” customers as his most important. He has appeared on numerous TV and Radio programmes.
He is very well known among dealers around the world but particularly within the UK and across Europe. He is also a tried and trusted friend to most of the UK’s better known watch retailers.
Rebecca has been working alongside Adam in his jewellery manufacturing company for over sixteen years and is passionate about the jewellery trade.
‘I have come to love all type of luxury and high end jewellery so naturally when Adam asked me to join him on this journey I just couldn’t say no!
Yorke (Customer Care & Senior Supervisor)
Yorke came to us in 2017 with 4 years experience within the retail and customer service industry.
He has a huge passion for luxury watches and high end goods and prides himself on his knowledge.
Michelle (Senior Sales Executive)
Michelle has been working with us alongside our jewellery manufacturing company for over three years now.
She has worked in the jewellery industry for over 20 year and has a very good knowledge of high end jewellery and watches.
She is passionate about customer service and always willing to help all of our customers to find that special purchase.
Alan has been working with us for over 40 years and is an amazing goldsmith, he has many years experience and knows his stuff inside out.