The NAJ has called for members of the jewellery industry to put themselves forward for consideration for the NAJ Awards 2018.
There are a total of seven categories, representing excellence in design, manufacturing, supply and retail.
Members are invited to nominate their own business for an award or put forward an employee for the Sales Person of the Year and the Workshop Employee of the Year accolades.
The shortlisted and the finalists will be honoured at the awards ceremony in December, as part of the British Allied Trades Federation Benevolent Society Ball on Thursday 6th December 2018.
Over 400 members of the trade attended the charitable event in 2017 and this year’s numbers are expected to grow as the association has experienced an increase in new members joining.
NAJ CEO, Simon Forrester, commented: “The association’s awards are one of its crowning jewels. We exist to help our members grow their business and hearing their success stories is one of the highlights of the year. I look forward to reviewing the shortlist and wish our members the best of luck.”
The award categories are:
Designer of the Year – sponsored by Clogau
Workshop Employee of the Year – sponsored by Presman Mastermelt
Jewellery and Watch Supplier of the Year
Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Hockley Mint
Website of the Year – sponsored by T H March
Sales Person of the Year
Service Provider of the Year
Retailer of the Year 2017 W.E. Clark & Son’s David Clark commented: “2017 was a really great award-winning year for W.E. Clark & Son, which finished on a real high- winning the Retailer of The Year. Receiving an accolade from a prestigious trade body such as the National Association of Jewellers was beyond our expectations. Our team were over the moon as well to receive this award, as without their hard work this would not have happened.”