“I’m feeling so proud of what we’ve achieved, although winning the Theo Paphitis #SBS award has come as a complete shock.” says Daniel Clements, antique clocks specialist at Pendulum. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the messages of support received on Twitter and the huge number of new followers we’ve attracted already. It’s an amazing honour to join such a wonderful group of businesses and a lovely new community of friends.”
Posted alongside an image of beautiful clocks in the shop, the winning tweet was simple and direct – @TheoPaphitis - For only the most genuine fully restored antique clocks - pendulumofmayfair.co.uk #SBS
Time has certainly flown for the business, growing from a small family workshop in Cheshire, which started in the 1970’s to opening a London branch nearly 25 years on in 1995. Pendulum of Mayfair and parent company, Coppelia Antiques remain a family business run by Roy and Valerie Clements, along with their two sons Daniel and Duncan. The two generations work alongside their team of cabinet and horology restoration experts, employing the skills and methods used by 17th and 18th century craftsmen. The business boasts an impressive list of clients, selling to many VIPs around the world and restoring clocks for members of The British Royal Family, a number of exclusive central London hotels and various embassies in London, having recently restoring all the clocks for the Russian Embassy.
Pendulum of Mayfair is now one of the foremost antique clocks businesses in the world with an impressive array of accolades. As a hugely well-respected dealer, Pendulum has featured in leading newspapers such as The Sunday Times and appeared many times on national television in the UK. They were highly commended in the category of ' Best Interiors Boutique' at The Mayfair Awards 2012, in association with The Mayfair Magazine, Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Perrier-Jouet. Pendulum also received congratulations from the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for Business and was listed in the prestigious Who's Who of Business Elite for 2002. Managing Director, Roy Clements was the antique clocks editor of the Millers Antiques Price Guide as early as 1984 and was more recently the antique clocks editor of the Judith Miller's Antiques Price Guide.
Daniel concludes, “I’m a great fan of Theo Paphitis, the support he shows small businesses is amazing. It means a lot when someone as special as Theo recognises what you do. It makes all the hard work worthwhile!”
You can find out more about Pendulum of Mayfair by visiting -http://www.pendulumofmayfair.co.uk