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.
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
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.”