Mr John Clark is the third generation of the Clark family to take over the running of W.E. Clark and Son. It was indeed a big responsibility running W.E. Clark and Son in 1971 aged just 21 years old.
With a keen and excited young John Clark in the driver's seat the business went from strength to strength with the purchase of a second premises, 224 High Street in 1979.
The business being situated right next to the River Ouse has been the victim of flooding, including the great flood of 2000. Causing havoc and devastation throughout W.E. Clark and Son's shops, the result was the almost total loss of the contents of both shops. As the saying goes "every cloud has a silver lining" and with the help of his son, the fourth generation and current Managing Director David Clark they worked together to take on the bold and ambitions task of rebuilding the business. The grand plan kicked off with an incredible refit of both showrooms propelling them back into business. The hard work paid off and W.E. Clark and Son was back where it belonged as the county jewellers of Sussex.

John Clark has always been a hardworking, forward thinking man with an unwavering reputation within the jewellery world. His love and knowledge of gemstones and jewellery is second to none; becoming Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britian in 1970, having been taught by a world famous gemmologist B.W.Anderson.
John Clark carried on his success by becoming Chairman of the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) in 1995 until 1998. He was presented with this beautiful silver salver in recognition of his service and dedication to the organisation, and with thanks from the board of Directors and staff.
Our on-site craftsman has cleaned and polished the tray so it looks as good as when it was first presented to him.

CMJ silver salver dedicated to Mr John Clark

John Clark is the Chairman here at W.E. Clark and Son, and we are honoured he is still an inspiring, key part of the team.
John is set for his second term as the President of the Rotary club, and honouree vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce in Lewes; he also plays an active role at Lewes Golf course and enjoys traveling the world.