BJA to toast mentoring scheme with J&WB gathering

The British Jewellers’ Association will welcome all those participating in its highly successful Mentoring Scheme as well as interested parties to an informal gathering at Jewellery & Watch Birmingham on February 3.

The meet-and-greet event will take place from 4.30pm, with BJA chief executive Simon Rainer, chairman Gary Wroe, and National Committee members Gordon Hamme and Helen O’Neil in attendance. All have been described as “stalwarts of the initiative”.

Other mentors and those who have been successfully mentored will also be on-hand to share their experiences of the scheme, which is principally aimed at BJA members supplying UK designed and manufactured jewellery.

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Rainer commented: “This is an ideal opportunity to come and find out more about how this initiative works and how you can get involved and benefit from it. Mentoring is useful for businesses at all stages of their development and thanks to the broad reach of the BJA we have access to members with a huge range of transferable skills. We hope as many people as possible will join us.”

Any BJA member can apply for mentoring irrespective of the length of time they have spent as part of the organisation. Typical topics range from start-up and business development to specific areas such as finance, marketing, legal and human resources.

The BJA can be found in Hall 18, Stand J60 from February 1 2015.



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