Nominations for 2018 PJ Awards to officially open next week

The nomination process for the 2018 Professional Jeweller Awards will officially open on Wednesday March 7, it can be revealed today.

The PJ Awards comprises 16 categories honouring retailers, brands and suppliers from the UK market.

Companies are eligible to nominate themselves in the awards categories outlined below, or submit nominations on behalf of third parties (e.g. suppliers may nominate retailers and vice-versa).

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Nominations will need to refer to company achievements and developments that have taken place within the past 12 months, citing examples of innovation, achievements and success stories related to the chosen category(s) wherever possible. Further instructions will be given on the entry forms when nominations open next week.

Here is our rundown of each category so that you can start thinking about what you might want to nominate for!

Retailer Categories:

Independent Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (fewer than 10 stores)

Retailers in this category have to be independently owned, operate ten or fewer stores, and trade mainly in fashion and lifestyle jewellery brands priced at under £1,000.

Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year (fewer than 5 stores)

Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with fewer than five stores, that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000.

Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than 10 stores)

Retailers in this category have more than 10 stores, and trade mainly in fashion and lifestyle jewellery brands priced at under £1,000.

Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than 5 stores)

Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with more than five stores that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000.

Branded Jewellery Boutique of the Year

Finalists in this category present the essence of their brand in their own physical stores.

Designer-maker jewellery boutique of the Year

Finalists in this category are designer-makers showcasing their pieces within their own boutique.

Omnichannel Jewellery Retailer of the Year

Retailers in this category must operate physical and online stores.

Online-only Jewellery Retailer of the Year

Retailers in this category must be pure play e-commerce retailers with no physical stores.

NEW: Best New Store or Refurbishment of the Year

This category celebrates retailer’s adapting store environments to meet new consumer demands.

 

Supplier categories:

Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year

The finalists are fine jewellery brands (producing items crafted from gold and platinum, and adorned with gemstones and diamonds) operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.

Fashion Jewellery Brand of the Year

The finalists are fashion jewellery brands operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.

Jewellery Industry Supplier of the Year

This category is for jewellery industry suppliers operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support and service this year.

Sales & Marketing Team of the Year

The finalists are teams that have demonstrated outstanding salesmanship and support to sell-through with their retail partners in the past year.

Executive Leadership Team of the Year

The finalists are teams that have demonstrated outstanding service to their companies, suppliers and retail partners in the past year.

Jewellery Designer of the Year

Finalists in this category are jewellery designers  operating in the UK that have caught the industry’s attention with innovative designs.

Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30)

The finalist in this category are young designers/ emerging designers under 30 years old, operating in the UK and producing innovative products.

 

Entry to the PJ Awards opens on Wednesday March, 7. Nominations will need to be sent via email to our editor Stacey Hailes.

The PJ Awards takes place on the second night of International Jewellery London – Monday September 3.

For details of table purchases and unique sponsorship opportunities around the PJ Awards, please contact Sheni Sampson at sheni.sampson@itppromedia.com

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