James Moore & Co and First Class Watches Receive Three Award Nominations Following Store Refit

Warwickshire, UK – James Moore & Co, based in the heart of the historic Kenilworth, has recently completed a transformation of their high street jewellery and watch store. After closing for a week in late October, the store opened its doors again on the following Monday with a refreshed design and complete refit. This is the biggest revamp the store has undergone since it opened it 1998.

“We are thrilled with the finished design and have already seen the impact the refurbishment has had on the local community,” said Jamie Brown, the director and owner of James Moore & Co and First Class Watches. “Now we can showcase our brands in-store better than ever before.”

The store refurbishment is comprised of an all-glass shop front which exhibits the warm and inviting environment as well as several interactive screens, a full-length wall lightbox and seating area, which promotes a comfortable shopping experience.

This is not the first time the company has rebranded themselves. Back in 2017 they also transformed their website, in keeping with the luxury and sophisticated brands they supply online and in-store.

Since the news of the store redesign, James Moore & Co and First Class Watches have been shortlisted for three awards at the UK Jewellery Awards 2020. The categories they are shortlisted for are Store Redesign of the Year, Watch Retailer of The Year and Multi-channel Retailer of the year. The event will take place at the Tower of London on the 2nd of July.

With bright prospects for the future and evidence of their changes already making an impact within their sales online and in-store, James Moore & Co and First Class Watches are hoping that their transformation will promote success within their business for many years to come.

Launched in 2005 by high street jewellers James Moore & Co, First Class Watches is a family owned and operated business that have used the power of internet retail to reach customers from all corners of the globe. More than ten years on, they are one of the UK’s largest independent watch retailers with hundreds of thousands of happy customers. Using their responsive website customers can browse a stock of over 10,000 watches and more than 150 watch and jewellery brands at their leisure. First Class Watches uses self photographed 360-degree imagery, click and collect, interest free credit, product reviews, price matching, and free watch adjustment to allow customers to make an informed and quick purchases while receiving the same service and warranty they would expect from a retail store.

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The Shortyz entry period extended to January 31 – Award nominations continue to be accepted

London: International Hospitality Media’s inaugural Shortyz Awards nomination period has been extended until January 31 2020.
ShortTermRentalz news editor and Shortyz head judge, Paul Stevens, said: “There has been such a high volume of nominations for our first awards ceremony in the short-term rental space, so we have decided to extend the nomination deadline until 23.59 GMT on January 31 2020.”

The Shortyz features 13 award categories and is completely FREE to enter. The categories include 11 that will be won by companies and 2 to be won by individuals who have made a significant contribution to the short-term rental industry, namely the Rising Star and Pioneer categories.

Once the entry period closes on January 31, the panel of expert leading industry judges will be assessing all of the entries and compiling shortlists in each category.

The shortlists will be announced later in February, and it will then be the ShortTermRentalz readers, who decide who should win in each category – when it goes to a public vote on the ShortTermRentalz website.

The voting period will be open for two weeks and details will be published on ShortTermRentalz in due course.

The 2020 awards ceremony will take place as a unique boat party aboard Bateaux London on the River Thames on Wednesday 11 March 2020. This is the evening prior to the Short Stay Show at the ExCel in London and the Serviced Apartment Awards [on the evening of Thursday 12 March 2020], the latter also being organised by International Hospitality Media.

The 2020 Shortyz awards categories are as follows:
• Rising star – a promising individual with a bright future
• Pioneer award – an individual who has innovated and led the sector in its formative years
• Best use of social media
• Best App or website solution
• Best home automation solution or product
• Best ancillary services provider
• Best sales and marketing campaign
• Best corporate accommodation booking channel
• Best OTA / online accommodation booking platform
• Eco award
• Best property management solution
• Best channel manager
• Best property management company [10+ units]

Among the companies that have already submitted nominations are: Rentals United, Guesty, Sonder, NoiseAware, Lyric, HomeAway, Avantio, Furnished Quarters, Vacasa AltoVita, Avantio, Fulhaus, Price Labs, Stay Alfred, Maison Privee, Operto Guest Technologies, Stasher, Virtual Concierge Service, Lavanda, Holidu, Touch Stay, I-PRAC, Letulet, Lavanda, Travelnest, Klevio, YAYS and Veeve.

Industry professionals are also invited to join the likes of Vanessa de Souza Lage [Rentals United], Ken Brown [Furnished Quarters], Andrew Boldt and Humphrey Bowles [GUARDHOG], Avgustina Angelova [ALTIDO], Jacob Wedderburn-Day and Anthony Collias [Stasher], Charlie Marsh [JetStream Tech], Vivi Cahyadi [AltoVita], Moriya Rockman [Smiling House Luxury], Alex Allison [D. Alexander], Robertin Nunez [Co Host Expert Company], and Chris Maughan and Emma Mills [I-PRAC] in submitting nominations for either the Rising Star or Pioneer Award categories

How to submit an entry:
If you would like to nominate yourself, your company or one of your peers or colleagues for one or more of these awards, please email with a

• 90-second video entry or 200 written words per category
• All criteria and categories can be found here.

For more information on The Shortyz:

Paul Stevens, News Editor – ShortTermRentalz
Piers Brown, CEO – International Hospitality Media
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Our conference experience spans four continents and covers high growth segments including boutique, lifestyle and hybrid hotels, serviced apartments / aparthotels and extended stay, and vacation rental. Our events are renowned for their intense focus and attract quality industry leaders, brands and independents, providing unparalleled networking and learning opportunities. We also organise bespoke educational events and investor breakfasts to bring owners, investors, operators, and suppliers together.

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