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FEATURE: Beaverbrooks chairman Mark Adlestone talks business, charity and family

FEATURE: Beaverbrooks chairman Mark Adlestone talks business, charity and family

Beaverbrooks chairman Mark Adlestone talks to Professional Jeweller about charitable giving, the benefits of being a family-run business, and being awarded an OBE… As a business, it appears there are two significant things that Beaverbrooks can do extremely well: sell jewellery and raise impressive amounts for charitable organisations. With 67 stores nationwide and a 900-strong

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the world-wide CIBJO Congress

Marion Wilson, sales and marketing director at Assay Office Birmingham, gives an insight into the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) congress meeting recently held in Brazil, and what impact decisions made on the other side of the world will have on Assay Office Birmingham and the UK jewellery market. The UK delegation to the CIBJO congress

Do you know how many teens are seeking Fairtrade?

97% of teens aware of Fairtrade Mark, 62% want more Fairtrade at home. Young people in the UK have been dubbed ‘Generation Fairtrade’ in a new survey that has discovered just how much teenagers care about global, environmental and ethical issues. The Fairtrade Foundation survey shows that UK teenagers are willing to take action to

UK and Irish markets unite to support JEC-UK

Industry leaders, trade bodies and buying groups ready to tackle CSR. Industry leaders from the major trade associations and buying groups in the UK and Ireland have agreed to back the work of the Jewellery Ethics Committee UK (JEC-UK) after meeting to discuss issues of ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). At a designer-maker evening

Chopard chief executive scoops fashion award

Caroline Scheufele honoured for social and ethical practices. Chopard creative director and co-president Caroline Scheufele was presented with the Fashion 4 Development Award at a glittering ceremony on September 23, highlighting her efforts to introduce environmental, social and ethical programs at the luxury brand. Scheufele picked up the honour at Fashion 4 Development’s 4th Annual

GIA hires Katherine Palmer Andrews as ethics VP

Andrews now vice president of Global Compliance and Ethics department. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed Katherine Palmer Andrews to the newly-created position of vice president of Global Ethics and Compliance. Andrews has experience developing enterprise compliance programs and leading global teams, including six years in chief compliance officer roles at General Electric

NAG urges retailers to commit to ethical sourcing

Jewellers asked to adopt NAG Code of Practices at IJL. The National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) called for all jewellers to commit to responsible sourcing at International Jewellery London (IJL) earlier this week, in a bid to strengthen the industry’s consumer confidence, reduce business risk and respond to changing chopping trends. NAG chief executive officer

BJA confirms launch date for new CSR framework

Jewellery-specific model to provide first steps in CSR from October. The British Jeweller’s Association outlined its plans to introduce a jewellery-specific Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework in October 2014, during a seminar at International Jewellery London (IJL) yesterday. During a talk designed to promote and explain the benefits of CSR practices, BJA chief executive officer

Ethical factors impact spend for 38% of consumers

Seminar at IJL reveals ethical standards matter to 83% of consumers. Consumers are driving change when it comes to ethically sourced jewellery, according to a panel of industry experts speaking at International Jewellery London (IJL) on Sunday August 31. The changing focus of the average jewellery consumer was discussed in depth during a seminar on

Gem-A launches CSR course for jewellery industry

Online course aims to provide all business types with CSR foundation. The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) is set to launch a brand new course focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the jewellery industry, created as a foundation for all types and size of jewellery business. The CSR course has been developed in