NAJ Awards 2016 celebrates industry leading lights

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The National Association of Jewellers revealed the winners of its second awards ceremony last night (Dec 1), which celebrates the success of its members in 2016.

The ceremony took place in conjunction with the Jewellery & Giftware Society Benevolent Ball and welcomed 370 guests.

The NAJ Awards are designed to celebrate all that is excellent about the UK jewellery industry from its bright new talents to its online jewellery buyers.

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The Association received a tremendous response to this competition supported this year by headline sponsors River Mounts Jewellery. Entries came from a broad cross-section of member companies drawn from across the jewellery supply chain and have resulted in the selection of some very worthy winners.

They all received specially designed sterling silver trophies depicting the NAJ’s Coat of Arms; made and engraved by Thomas Fattorini and sponsored by Business Solutions with metal donated by Cookson Gold and the new NAJ hallmark applied by Birmingham Assay Office.

The full list of winners:

Workshop Employee of the Year (sponsored by Maker Mends): Bernard Carr, E W ADAMS & SONS

Retailer of the Year – 1-5 Shops (sponsored by Treasure House Company): Lumbers Ltd

Retailer of the Year – Over 5 Shops (sponsored by Hockley Mint): Mococo

E-tailer of the Year (sponsored by Bransom): Gemporia

Designer of the Year (sponsored by Clogau): Lucy Quartermaine

Kickstarter of the Year (sponsored by International Jewellery London): Joanna Bury

Jewellery & Watch Supplier of the Year (sponsored by the CMJ): Clogau

Service Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Warrior Doors & Shire Leasing): Carter Cutts

NAJ chief executive officer, Michael Rawlinson, comments: “What a wonderful event that acknowledged the all inclusive heart of the Association that represents and supports the entire UK  jewellery industry and gave a the unique opportunity to shine the spotlight on outstanding member businesses. We celebrated the exceptional contribution that our members make to the jewellery industry. I congratulate the all winners and finalists.”

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The author Stacey Hailes

Editor, Professional Jeweller

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