The nomination process for the 2018 Professional Jeweller Awards has officially begun today.
Trade professionals can now start nominating for the 2018 PJ Awards, which comprises 16 categories honouring retailers, brands and suppliers from the UK market.
The Professional Jeweller Awards 2018 has been created for the industry, and will be judged by the industry.
The nomination process is divided into two halves, both of which allow the industry to get involved and find this year’s worthy winners.
First of all we would like to kick-start the voting process today by inviting all jewellery industry professionals to nominate retailers, brands and suppliers for the respective categories. These can include self nominations.
To have your say, simply email Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes at email@example.com with your nominations by Friday, June 15.
There is no limit to how many nominations you can put forward. For each entry though please state the award category and nomination, and provide an explanation for your suggestions and contact details for the nominee.
Nominations will need to refer to company achievements and developments that have taken place within the past 12 months, citing examples of innovation, achievements and success stories related to the chosen category(s) wherever possible.
Professional Jeweller will then create a shortlist for each category that will then be put to the vote through a private survey sent to bona fide trade professionals.
“This is a unique process for the UK. We are not looking to identify the greatest jewellery on sale today, we are searching for the individuals and teams that have created the greatest jewellery businesses in this country,” comments Professional Jeweller editor, Stacey Hailes on the judging process.
She adds: “The voting system ensures that these businesses are subjected to the forensic scrutiny of their peers in the industry with retailers voting for the brands and wholesalers they most admire, and the brands and wholesalers voting for the best retailers. There can be no more reliable jury than the hundreds of executives that do business with each other throughout the entire year.”
To nominate the Professional Jeweller Awards 2018 view the categories below and then email our editor firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your nominations, the categories you are putting each nomination in for and the reason for your nomination.
Independent Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (fewer than 10 stores)
Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year (fewer than 5 stores)
Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than 10 stores)
Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than 5 stores)
Branded Jewellery Boutique of the Year
Designer-maker jewellery boutique of the Year
Omnichannel Jewellery Retailer of the Year
NEW: Most Innovative Customer Event of the Year
NEW: Best New Store or Store Refurbishment of the Year
Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year
Fashion Jewellery Brand of the Year
NEW: Emerging Jewellery Brand of the Year
Jewellery Industry Supplier of the Year
Sales & Marketing Team of the Year
Jewellery Designer of the Year
Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30)