Our Team

There isn’t much that our owner, Michael Hyman, doesn’t know about jewellery - it’s in his blood. A third generation jeweller with over half a century of experience under his belt, he’s famous across the region for his ability to delight customers time and time again which is why we have such a wide reaching and loyal client base.

Our customers travel far and wide to come and see us because we understand that they are looking for the very best.

Michael ensures that all Leonard Dews staff are constantly learning - from courses in horology, to gemology, repairs, brand knowledge and even metallurgy, they are up to date on the latest cutting edge technology. This is underpinned by a wide ranging and deep knowledge of the history of all the brands that we stock, their designs and their innovations.

Our knowledge of fashions in jewellery is second to none and we hand select every single stone that comes into the Leonard Dews store so that you know when you buy a piece of jewellery from us, it will be the best quality that money can buy.

 

Michael Hyman

Managing Director / Owner
Team Member
  • Training: Too much to remember! My first was CFH in Lausanne!
  • Years Experience: 51
  • Passion: Bespoke jewellery and sharing knowledge with my staff.
  • Favourite stone: Diamond
  • Favourite Brand: Patek Philippe
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why? Patek Philippe 5139G Complication with Perpetual Calendar and Moonphase.
 

Gabrielle McNamara

General Manager
Team Member
  • Training:NAJ Professional Jeweller’s Diploma, Patek Philippe Stage 4 training. Other watch and jewellery brand training. CIM Marketing Diploma and a very handy law degree! 
  • Years Experience: 10 Years
  • Passion: Diamond buying, Patek Philippe and designing bespoke pieces for the store and individual customers. 
  • Favourite stone: Cushion Cut Diamonds
  • Favourite Brand: Patek Philippe
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why? A five stone diamond eternity ring bought by my Dad for my Mum in 1976, and a diamond solitaire pendant and matching earrings that I never take off! I also wear a Patek Philippe 4910/10A-011.
 

Linda Anderson

Customer Service Manager
Team Member
  • Training: Numerous watch and jewellery brand training. Retail, After Sales and Customer Service Courses.
  • Years Experience: 39 years
  • Passion: Engagements, Diamonds, Weddings and wedding rings. Looking after the special and memorable times in people’s lives. Also Customer Service, which I truly enjoy, helping clients take care of their prized possessions for future enjoyment.
  • Favourite stone: Diamond
  • Favourite Brand: Patek Philippe
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why? My round brilliant cut diamond solitaire engagement ring, which means the world to me. I wear a Longines Dolce Vita bracelet watch, which is beautiful but would love the Patek Philippe Calatrava 4897G-001, one day!

     

 

Emma Fairhurst

Visual Merchandiser/ Sales Consultant
Team Member
  • Training: Various watch and jewellery brand training courses.
  • Years Experience: 32
  • Passion: Creating unique window displays in store. 
  • Favourite stone: Diamond
  • Favourite Brand: Longines
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why? Longines cocktail watch because it has a vintage style, which I particularly like. I also wear a marquise cut diamond ring set with a halo of brilliant cut diamonds with diamond shoulders, as I have always loved marquise cut stones and it compliments my Longines watch.
 

Barry Henshaw

Display Maker 
Team Member
  • Training: NVQ Lever 1, 2, 3 carpentry and joiner wood machinist.
  • Years Experience: 24
  • Passion:Turning someone’s display ideas into a reality.
  • Favourite stone: Sapphire
  • Favourite Brand: Longines
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why? A Longines, steel and gold, white dial Conquest watch. I bought this for myself in 2001 after spotting it in the shop. I would love to one day own the OMEGA Dark Side of the Moon watch – it seems to draw me to it!
 

Samantha McMunnigal

Sales and Marketing Consultant 
Team Member
  • Training: NAJ Professional Jeweller’s Diploma, Patek Philippe Stage 2 training. Other watch and jewellery brand training. 
  • Years Experience: 8 years, just over 4 of those with Leonard Dews! 
  • Passion: This is a difficult question... Making our customers experience as wonderful as possible is something I really adore about working at Leonard Dews!
  • Favourite stone: Diamond! A diamond to me symbolises something that is everlasting! 
  • Favourite Brand: My favourite jewellery brand is FOPE! 
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why? My bespoke H necklace that I had made from my Daughter on my first Mothers Day! 
 

Attila Sereny

Sales Manager
Team Member
  • Training: Patek Stage 4, also advanced  Patek Philippe  Minute Repeater and Chronograph training, Jet 2 Professional Jewellers Diploma
  • Years Experience: 15
  • Passion: I’m really passionate about watches, especially Patek Philippe and the finishing operations that makes this brand so special.
  • Favourite stone: Sapphire
  • Favourite Brand: Patek Philippe
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why?? I wear a Vintage looking Montblanc 1858 Chronograph until I’ll be able to buy a Patek Philippe.
 

James Sullivan

Sales Consultant
Team Member
  • Training: NAJ Professional Jeweller’s Diploma, Patek Philippe Stage 4 training. Other watch and jewellery brand training.
  • Years Experience: 6 years. 
  • Passion:Watches – especially mechanical timepieces. 
  • Favourite stone: Ruby
  • Favourite Brand: TAG Heuer
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why? Tag Heuer, Heuer 01 Black ceramic; because it is quite different many other watches as it has a skeletonised dial so I can view the watch's complicated movement.
 

Jenna Szreiber

Office Manager/ Co-Buyer
Team Member
  • Training: NAJ Professional Jeweller’s Diploma. Patek Philippe Stage 2 training. Other watch and jewellery brand training. Currently working towards NAJ Certificate of Appraisal Theory.
  • Years Experience 8.5 Years
  • Passion:The buying side of my role, especially handpicking diamonds for engagement rings and jewellery.I love being able to help choose something so special and meaningful.
  • Favourite stone: Emerald
  • Favourite Brand: Fope, I like that it can be worn every day. I have just bought my first piece!
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why? I wear a vintage 3 stone diamond engagement ring which previously belonged to my late grandmother. I also wear an Omega Aquaterra on a steel bracelet but absolutely love the Patek Philippe 7121J-001 Ladies Complication.

     

 

Crystal Thompson

Sales Consultant
Team Member
  • Training: NAJ JET 1
  • Years Experience 2.5 years
  • Passion: Wedding and diamond pieces
  • Favourite stone: Diamond and Sapphire
  • Favourite Brand: Gucci
  • What special jewellery/watch do you wear and why? I love the Omega De Ville Prestige 24.4mm Quartz watch because of the glisten reflected from the baby blue mother of pearl face.
STL QTZ BLK 41
Tag Heuer Formula 1 41mm Quartz Watch
£1,050.00
PATEK ST NAUT BLU/BLK40.5
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A014
£35,160.00
PATEK RG COMP W-T 36mm
Patek Philippe Complication 7130R013
£40,540.00
STL BLK-BLUE 40mm
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A010
£25,960.00
STL BLACK 40mm
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/1A001
£19,130.00
PATEK STL NAUTILUS BLUE40
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A001
£34,610.00
STL QTZ BLK 41
Tag Heuer Formula 1 41mm Quartz Watch
£1,050.00
PATEK ST NAUT BLU/BLK40.5
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A014
£35,160.00
PATEK RG COMP W-T 36mm
Patek Philippe Complication 7130R013
£40,540.00
STL BLK-BLUE 40mm
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A010
£25,960.00
STL BLACK 40mm
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/1A001
£19,130.00
PATEK STL NAUTILUS BLUE40
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A001
£34,610.00
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