Harriet Kelsall wins Hertfordshire business award

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Bespoke jeweller takes home Small to Medium Business of the Year gong.

Bespoke jeweller Harriet Kelsall has added another prize to her trophy cabinet, having scooped the gong for Small to Medium Business of the Year at the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards.

Kelsall’s flagship design studio is based in Halls Green. She was given the prize at a Gala dinner held in Hatfield on May 17.

Harriet Kelsall, managing director of the eponymous bespoke company, said: "Hertfordshire is the home of our business – we chose Hertfordshire as the location for our first premises in 2000, which remains our largest design studio – and so to win an award on home soil is a fantastic feeling.

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"It was a privilege to attend the Gala Dinner and be in the company of such successful and inspiring Hertfordshire businesses – our category in particular contained tough competition and so we were thrilled to hear our name on the night."

Kelsall commented that a number of other winners were business run by female entrepreneurs of with female leaders, something she says was great to see.

Tim Hutchings, chief executive of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry said: "Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery is a truly inspirational company which within a very short period of time has become a national market leader in a growth area of bespoke jewellery demonstrating outstanding qualities in all areas of its business."

Last year Harriet Kelsall’s business underwent several changes including the overhaul of its Cambridge design studio. The business was also one of the first 20 licensees to work with Fairtrade Fairmined Gold, was one of the first independent companies in the UK to be certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council.

Kelsall was also named a Retail Star in Professional Jeweller’s Hot 100 2011.
 

 

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