One week left to nominate for PJ Awards

There’s just one week left for the industry to choose its champions and cast their nominations for the 2018 Professional Jeweller Awards.

Taking place at Bloomsbury Ballroom on Monday, September 3 (the second night of International Jewellery London), the Professional Jeweller Awards will celebrate the achievements of the UK jewellery industry over the last 12 months across 16 exciting categories.

Nominations have been flooring in over the last month, and now trade professionals only have until Friday (June 15) to put companies forward.

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HOW DO YOU VOTE?

Companies are invited to nominate themselves, or any other businesses they feel deserve recognition, by emailing our editor Stacey Hailes at stacey.hailes@itppromedia.com with entries.

There is no limit to how many nominations you can put forward. For each entry though, please state the award category, and provide an explanation for your suggestions.

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. All nominations will remain anonymous.

WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES?

There are 16 categories this year, including three new ones.

Please find a list of the categories here:

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.

NEW: Most Innovative Customer Event of the Year

Retailers in this category have put on an event in store over the last 12 months which has driven footfall through the doors and offered an unrivaled customer experience to bolster business and build consumer loyalty.

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.

NEW: Emerging Jewellery Brand of the Year

Finalists in this category have entered the UK market in the last two years and successfully opened doors, built brand awareness and secured sales.

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.

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.

 

Anyone who has further questions about the nomination process and the awards, please do not hesitate to contact our editor, Stacey Hailes, with your queries.

 

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