The UK jewellery industry’s brightest stars came together for the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards sizzling summer barbecue last night, held at the exclusive Kensington Roof Gardens.
The inaugural Professional Jeweller Awards were created to honour the achievements of the leading jewellery brands, suppliers and retailers operating in the UK today.
Drawing up the shortlist of finalists and the ultimate winners was a two stage process that aimed to capture the collective expertise of hundreds of executives working in the British jewellery market.
The first step was to invite readers of Professional Jeweller to nominate the businesses and teams that they most admire across 16 categories. These nominations were studied by the Professional Jeweller team, who took into account the number of times a business was nominated and the evidence of the nominee’s achievements in the past 12 months.
From this, we created shortlists of finalists that were then presented back to the industry both online and in the July edition of Professional Jeweller magazine.
We then adopted an online voting system where people were first asked whether they worked at a jewellery brand office, a retailer, a supplier or a service company. Depending on the answer to this question, voters were streamed into two different sets of questions with the aim of ensuring that only retailers voted for jewellery brands and suppliers, while only brands and suppliers voted for retailers. The votes in each stream were counted and led us to the winners that we can finally reveal to you now!
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards. Many of the categories posted a tight race, with the winners changing hands multiple times during the process. All of the finalists truly deserved a place in the shortlist, and should all be proud to make it that far!
See the full list of winners by clicking on the categories below: