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NAJ welcomes new CEO to the helm

NAJ welcomes new CEO to the helm

Today, the National Association of Jewellers has welcomed its new chief executive officer, Simon Forrester, to the helm. Forrester takes over form Michael Rawlinson, who stepped down as CEO May last year after two years in the position. With over 22 years’ experience in strategic-level association management and a track record of delivering increased member

NAJ launches regional drop-in sessions for industry professionals

The National Association of Jewellers has launched local regional events, kickstarting with sessions in London and Birmingham. Hosted by chief executive Michael Rawlinson, the regional drop-in sessions will give jewellery companies a personal insight into how the NAJ can help. The event is open to everyone, whether members of the Association or not. Whether you

Robert Eden ends contract with NAJ

The National Association of Jewellers has confirmed that Robert Eden is to leave at the beginning of April. Eden joined the NAJ last year on a one year fixed contract as the first head of membership and membership services. His role was focused on building the membership of the association across all industry sectors from manufacturing to

GUEST COLUMN: Michael Rawlinson, chief executive officer, NAJ

Guest column by the chief executive officer of the National Association of Jewellers, Michael Rawlinson. In a world where the pace of life appears to be getting faster and faster, the only thing that remains constant is the concept of change. If we like things the way they have always been, and want them to

NAJ Awards 2016 celebrates industry leading lights

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

NAJ reveals 2016 awards shortlist

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has unveiled the shortlist line-up for its annual awards. The NAJ awards acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional contribution of our members to the jewellery industry. This year introduces two new awards. New for 2016 is the Workshop Employee of the Year award, which recognises the importance of specialist skills

Final call for NAJ Awards 2016 nominations

Nominations for the National Association of Jewellers Awards 2016 (NAJ) are due to close on Friday September 16. These prestigious awards acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional contribution of NAJ members to the jewellery industry. Those who have not nominated yet are being urged to do so before the closing date. “We have already received a

HOT 100 TRAILBLAZERS: Michael Rawlinson, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Jewellers

When the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) and National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) signed a memorandum of understanding to form a new, single trade association for the UK jewellery industry, there was always going to be a lot of hard work that needed to be done behind the scenes to ensure a smooth integration. But having

De Beers launches new diamond grading partnership with NAJ

The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR), part of the De Beers Group of Companies, has launched a new diamond grading partnership with the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ). The partnership will give NAJ member the benefit of preferential terms when they submit diamonds to the IIDGR’s UK lab for diamond grading. IIDGR

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