Simon Wilson and Liza Urla also lined up to inspire academy students.

Holts Academy is following up on its successful industry gathering with Nadja Swarovski with news that jewellery icon Stephen Webster MBE; Simon Wilson, founder of Butler and Wilson; and Liza Urla, founder and blogger for Gem-A-Porter, will be guest speakers at future events.

The Evenings With series bring together the UK’s greatest jewellery designers and businesspeople with students from the academy for a night of fascinating speeches and conversations.


Since it launched, speakers have included as Bec Astley Clarke MBE, Annoushka Ducas MBE and Katie Rowland.

“We could not be more excited about hosting this series of Evenings With. We have extremely successful and inspirational speakers coming in and we are honoured. It is extremely important to us that our students have access to these industry leaders and have guidance in what to do when they have learnt all their skills, said Anne Angell, managing director of Holts Academy.

The upcoming programme is:

March 4: Simon Wilson, founder of Butler and Wilson
April 1Liza Urla, founder and blogger for Gem-A-Porter
April 28 Stephen Webster MBE

Events take place at Holts Academy, Kamen House, 62-66 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GB.

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