Celebrating and supporting the success of jewellery brands, retailers, suppliers and professionals in our industry is at the heart of IJL, which is why the IJL team were thrilled to attend the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) Awards 2017 on December 7.
The annual awards are one of the highlights of the Benevolent Society Ball – an event attended by almost 400 jewellers. This registered charity provides assistance and support to those who once worked in the industry sectors represented by the British Allied Trade Federation (BAFT) who may have fallen on hard times.
As in previous years, the glittering event took place at The St Johns Hotel in Solihull, West Midlands, with guests enjoying a three-course dinner and plenty of entertainment.
Discover the full list of winners in the NAJ Awards 2017 below…
Retailer of the Year
Recognising bricks and mortar shops that deliver an excellent in-store experience and service that inspires their customers, employees and suppliers.
Anja Potze Jewellery
W E Clarke & Son – WINNER
Peter Jackson Jeweller
Jody Cory Goldsmith
Jewellery & Watch Supplier of the Year
Recognising suppliers of jewellery, silverware and watches that have provided a consistently good service and added value, alongside dynamic product.
Unique and Co
London De Limited
Hockley Mint – WINNER
Website of the Year
Recognising outstanding B2B or B2C websites that are customer friendly and inspire the user to make an informed purchase.
77 Diamonds – WINNER
Service Provider of Year
Recognising outstanding services delivered to the jewellery industry
The Guild of Valuers & Jewellers
The Jewellers Box Company
John Benjamin Ltd
Parify Ltd – WINNER
Sales Person of the Year
Recognising outstanding service delivered by retail staff, sales agents or area sales people.
Hollie Francis, Henryka Ltd
Eleanor Marshall, R J Morris Jewellers
James Beckinsale, 77 Diamonds
Victoria Louise, Lucy Quartermaine – WINNER
Zee Robinson, Claudia Bradby
Workshop Employee of the Year
Recognising the outstanding skills demonstrated by individuals who work in the workshop environment, from experienced craftspeople to apprentices.
Deborah Rootham, PA Jewellery
Andrew Stocks, Baroque Bespoke Jewellery
Paul Strong, WJ Edwards
Ross Bonner, Saunders & Pughe
Stuart Harkness, Harkness Premier Jewellers Ltd – WINNER
Sam Devoil, 77 Diamonds
Paul Barker, C W Sellors, Ashbourne
Designer of the Year
Recognising designers who are raising the bar in British design by creating interesting and on trend pieces.
Arabel Lebrusan – WINNER
Kickstarter of the Year
This award recognises the Kickstarter of the Year, including their growth throughout their Kickstart journey and the representation of their brand during International Jewellery London 2017.
Farrah Al-Dujaili, Oddical – WINNER
Lucy Spink Jewellery
Ana Simoes, Muscari Jewellery
Congratulations to all the winners and the shortlisted finalists!
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