Following Hagemeyer Brands Australia decision to exit its ‘lifestyles’ business, Hagemeyer Lifestyle Brands general manager John Papaioannou has decided to continue selling the company’s Bulova, Jag, Fiorelli and Police watch and jewellery collections through his new company, Time Essentials Pty Ltd.
Announcing his decision to set up Time Essentials, Papaioannou said he was excited to be starting out in the new venture “after six years as general manager of HLB and four years as general manager of TAG Heuer Australia”.
“I wish to assure all of our valued customers that Time Essentials is looking forward to continuing the strong relationships we have had with them at HLB,” he said.
He added that many of the same people who provided “excellent service as employees of HLB” have transferred to Time Essentials.
Hagemeyer Brands Australia CEO Michael Touma said he was pleased that Papaioannou was taking on the company’s watch agencies.
“John has the support of the brand licensors, has a very good understanding and track record in this category and many of his existing watches team will be employed with his business,” he said.
Time Essentials will officially open for business on Monday, April 27 at 13/828 High Street, Kew East, Victoria.
The company’s 12 staff, all former Hagemeyer Brands employees, include Colin Kahn as Bulova and Police brand manager, Florence Kwok as Jag and Fiorelli brand manager, Jackie Elsey as trade marketing assistant and Sue Latter as a customer service officer as well as seven sales representatives and one agent.
For more information contact John Papaioannou at email@example.com or phone
1800 303 209.