Business advisers clock up a new client

A Warwickshire firm of accountants and business advisers has ‘ticked’ all the right boxes to clock-up a new client.

Harrison Beale & Owen, which has an office in Leamington, has been appointed to help two master watchmakers establish a new luxury watch brand in the market.

Craig and Rebecca Struthers launched Struthers London with the aim of exploring ways in which they could combine new watch trends and technology with the traditional hand skills and craftsmanship of horology.

The launch of their new collection, Struthers Regency, was revealed at the UK’s premier watch exhibition, SalonQP, at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

The eighteenth century-inspired timepiece includes a solid silver dial which is hand

engraved in a classic champlevé style while the lugs and buckles have been hand forged

from 19 separate pieces.

It has been created following the success of the couple’s first creation Stella – which became

the first watch to win the prestigious Lonmin Design Innovation Award for outstanding

innovation in platinum.

While the company’s first collection - a collaboration with Morgan Motor Company – has

also proved popular with Rebecca and Craig securing three orders to create additional

designs which will be custom made to reflect the individual’s Morgan car.

The couple, who live in Birmingham, are now looking to take the company to the next level

and have appointed HB&O to support them with the future development of the brand.

Rebecca, who is an antiquarian horologist, said: “When you’re a new name and new

company it can take a while to get the ball rolling but now I think we are slowly starting to

establish our place in the market.