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The 79th annual Benevolent Society Ball raised £30,000 for charity alongside the BJA Member Awards. (Image: Coneyl Jay)

Benevolent Society adds festive fun to annual ball

Benevolent Society adds festive fun to annual ball

The British Jewellery & Giftware Federation Benevolent Society has announced that the 82nd annual ball is going to be a Christmas extravaganza. Taking place on December 7 2017 at the St Johns Hotel in Solihull, attendees to this year’s ball can expect plenty of festive cheer. Over 400 trade guests are expected to attend this

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CMJ sells FACETS PR agency to Sarah Carpin

The Company of Master Jewellers, a buying group representing around 150 retail jewellers, has transferred ownership of its public relations agency Facets PR to its founder and managing director Sarah Carpin. It is the first significant decision taken by the CMJ’s interim CEO Terry Boot, who took over the role this summer with a brief


Collections of the Year 2017 nominations now open

Professional Jeweller is excited to announce the opening of the fourth annual Collections of the Year awards, showcasing the best ranges launched in 2017 across 10 exciting categories. Collections of the Year is open to all jewellery brands operating at a wholesale level in the UK, welcoming nominations for this year’s best-selling or most inspiring ranges


66% of millennials will pay more for products from companies with ethical values

More than half of millennial consumers are willing to pay extra for products from a company committed to making a positive social and environmental impact. In a world where environmental, social and cultural activists are the tastemakers of the day, a new system of purchasing decisions rules; where consumption is not just a vote in favour of the item, but

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Vicenzaoro reports strongest show attendance in ten years

The five-day Vicenzaoro September edition generated an attendance of 23,176 people. This attendance was 20% up on last year, and includes 14,385 buyers (+22.7% compared to 2016) from 115 Countries. This is the best result since 2007, a sign of the winning strategy of Vicenzaoro, focused on the enhancement of the quality of the brands


CMJ names new Facets Creative CEO following profitability review

The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has announced a new appointment for its subsidiary company Facets Creative. Following on from an announcement by Michael Aldridge, chairman of the Board, at the CMJ AGM in August that its subsidiary companies would be reviewed to ensure their sustainability, effectivity and profitability, the decision has been made to

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Italian Exhibition Group reveals ambitions to transform jewellery trade shows

The Italian Exhibition Group SPA, a new events company created by the merger of Fiera di Vicenza (company behind jewellery trade show Vicenzaoro) and Rimini Fiera, has announced it  has ambitious plans to transform jewellery trade shows. During the September edition of Vicenzaoro, with opened on Saturday Sept 23, the Italian Exhibition Group’s executive vice

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NAJ announces head of membership appointment

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has appointed Scott Williams, previously the association’s membership services officer, to fulfil the Head of Membership position. Williams will lead the membership team based in the Birmingham office and travel across the UK to raise awareness of the association and its services. NAJ Chairman, Simon Johnson comments: “Since joining the


Jewellery display specialist relocates GXP brand as part of expansion plan

Jewellery display specialist Wrights Plastics has completed the first stage in the expansion of its GPX brand with the relocation of sales and customer support to Shrewsbury. Midlands-based Wrights Plastics has moved sales, support and marketing under the roof of Mid West Displays, the Shropshire-based display specialist the company acquired in 2016. Production however will