Emerging British jewellery designers have just one week left to apply for International Jewellery London’s (IJL) KickStart programme.

Supported by the National Association of Jewellers, this initiative has now helped seventy young designers since it was set up in 2009.

Potential Kickstarters are invited to apply online and ten of the most talented entries will win a place on this highly regarded industry bursary programme. Winners will not only benefit from exhibiting on a group stand at IJL 2016 but also receive marketing and industry support from IJL and the National Association of Jewellers. The deadline for entries is 10 April 2017.


Sam Willoughby, IJL event Director, comments: “The KickStart stand is always one of the most popular features at the show. The lucky winners always set the bar when it comes to on-trend innovative design. It is brilliant that we have helped so many young designers access the commercial arena and it is especially rewarding to see each year how successful they are in securing orders and stockists as a direct result of the project.”

The winning KickStart designers will be at IJL showcasing their work from September 4-6 2016 at Olympia GRAND.

To enter, go to: www.jewellerylondon.com/Kickstart. The deadline for entries is 13 March 2016.

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