Simon Ogilvie-Harris Named As Business Big Shot in Professional Jeweller Hot 100 Awards
“In just 15 months, from a standing start, we have managed to achieve many things,” beams Simon Ogilvie-Harris, the founder of Peruvian-inspired jewellery brand Chavin Jewellery that works to the tagline of Style with a Conscience. Having tested the waters with previous jewellery company Out of Peru, Simon realised that he could launch a brand that was fashionable but that also made a real difference to people’s lives and so Chavin was born. The brand is inspired by the vibrant design legacy of the ancient Chavin civilization and aims to work in a socially responsible way that includes an offi cial affiliation with charity SOS Children. Simon has since snapped up a number of leading stockists including Charles Fish, Galio Jewellers and Inspired by Brufords. “We have managed to achieve many things,” says Simon. “We are still young so there will be more work to do to establish our position in the UK market but Chavin Jewellery has been set up to be a global brand and next year we are setting our sights on international expansion. We also have some exciting new innovative products in the pipeline.”Professional Jeweller Magazine September 2012.