Tag Archives: NAG

Jewellery industry luminary passes away

Jewellery industry luminary passes away

Michael Jones, founder of Michael Jones Jeweller, Northampton, passed away on March 5 following a short illness. A message was published on the jeweller’s website and Facebook page reading: “It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the very sad news of the passing of our founder Mr Michael Jones. Michael passed away peacefully

HOT 100 2015 TRAILBLAZERS: Unification Committee

Special commendation for 2015 – The British Jewellers Association and National Association of Goldsmiths’. Congratulations to the British Jewellers’ Association and National Association of Goldsmiths’ unification committee. Thanks to the hard work, commitment and dedication of these six individuals, members of the British Jewellers’ Association and the National Association of Goldsmiths made the historic decision

Simon Johnson nominated NAJ chairman

Co-owner of independent retail jeweller Marmalade and current vice chairman of the National Association of Jewellers, Simon Johnson, has been nominated as chairman of the trade association. At the Associations first meeting of 2016, Gary Wroe, NAJ chairman, announced the National Committee’s intention to nominate Simon Johnson to be the chairman of the Association. Johnson

Bransom promotes Daren Daniels to associate sales and marketing director

Bransom Retail Systems has promoted Daren Daniel to the board of directors as associate sales and marketing director. In his new role, Daniels will assume overall responsibility for the expanded sales team at Bransom, which over the last two years, has almost doubled with the addition of several dedicated business development and marketing personnel. Chris

HOT 100 2015: BJA and NAG unification committee receive special commendation

In recognition of their incredible achievements uniting the British Jewellers’ Association and the National Association of Goldsmiths, Professional Jeweller opted to give its first ever ‘Special Commendation’ to the BJA and NAG Unification Committee in this year’s Hot 100.  Counted outside of the traditional Hot 100, these six individuals are recognised for their hard work

National Association of Jewellers uses IJL to unveil new logo and mission statement

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has launched its official logo at International Jewellery London (IJL), highlighting an industry-wide ethical code of inclusivity and of consumer confidence. The new logo is based upon the familiar National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) coat of arms, featuring St Dunstan, the patron saint of goldsmiths. Michael Rawlinson, CEO of the

NAJ to launch #NAJselfie membership competition at IJL

The National Association of Jewellers has announced it will be holding an #NAJselfie competition at International Jewellery London, with visitors in for a chance to win a year’s membership to the new organisation. The NAJ is the UK’s new leading jewellery association, formed out of the unification of the BJA and NAG. Visitors are invited

Professional Jeweller to host data and visual merchandising seminars at IJL

Professional Jeweller will be hosting two exciting seminars at International Jewellery London this year (Sep 6-8). Our editor, Sarah Louise Jordan, will chair two discussions – one on retail in the data age (Monday 11.30) and the other on visual merchandising (Tuesday 14.10). Both seminars will offer useful information and insightful advice from industry experts.

NAG secures record registrations for annual Loughborough event

The National Association of Goldsmith’s (NAG) annual jewellery trade conference, the Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) Loughborough Conference, has beaten its all-time bookings record with over 200 industry delegates already signed up for next month’s event, with over two weeks still to go. There are only a few remaining places available, the conference is being

Retail sales up 7.8% for NAG Executive Development Forum members

Retail sales among members of the National Association of Goldsmiths’ Executive Development Forum were up 7.8% and like-for-like sales were up 1.2% between January and July 2015, according to new figures. Results of this nature will now be released monthly following feedback from EDF members about a lack of accessible industry performance data. The data will enable