Harriet Kelsall shortlisted for entrepreneur award

Bespoke jeweller is finalist in Specsavers everywoman in Retail Award.

Harriet Kelsall, founder and managing director of her eponymous bespoke jewellery company, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2011 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Awards.

Kelsall is a finalist in the Entrepreneur category for the awards, which were established to help readdress the gender balance in management roles within retail.

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The awards aim to highlight inspirational role models and their accomplishments and they draw attention to women in the industry who have shattered glass ceilings through hard work and determination to succeed.

Kelsall said of her shortlisting: “I am thrilled to be a finalist in these highly-regarded awards.

“I feel very strongly about inspiring the younger generation and being an inspiring role model, particularly in the jewellery industry where it can be really difficult to break through and succeed.

“It would be fantastic if my achievements inspired someone to push themselves and realise their ambitions,” she added.
Kelsall founded her business in 1998 in her spare bedroom and by 2000 she had achieved to move into her first studio in Hertfordshire.

She has previously won awards for her business skills, and today her company employs 10 designers, five goldsmiths and 12 support staff across two locations in Hertfordshire and Cambridge.




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