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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 BUSINESS BIG SHOTS: Chris Garland

“It’s been an exceptional year and we’ve taken on several new staff in many areas of the company like development, support, training and marketing,” says Bransom managing director Chris Garland. With a positive outlook for the rest of 2015 and beyond, it’s clear that Bransom is in the perfect position to innovate — something which

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

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

NAG expands workshop programme for refreshed Loughborough conference

The National Association of Goldsmiths is overhauling the line-up of workshops for its Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) Loughborough Conference this year, focusing on the “greatest selection of workshops since the event’s inception 27 years ago”. This year’s event will see a record 27 workshops take place, plus a notable line-up of main presentation speakers and

NAG and IJL plot JET training events to support retailers in Exeter and Leeds

The National Association of Goldsmiths is ready to welcome retailers and their staff to two special training events on July 8 and 9 to tackle concerns and queries about the Professional Jewellers’ Foundation Certificate and Diploma (formerly known as JET1 and JET2). Sponsored by International Jewellery London, the two events in Exeter (July 8) and Leeds

National Association of Goldsmiths valuers conference set for September

It is business as usual for the National Association of Goldsmiths, despite the agreed merger with the British Jewellers Association that will be completed in January to form the National Association of Jewellers. The NAG’s next major event is the 2015 National Association of Goldsmiths’ Institute of Registered Valuers’ Loughborough Conference, which takes place September 12-14

IN PICTURES: Jewellery legends gather for historic unification meeting of NAG and BJA

Men and women with hundreds of years collective experience working in the British jewellery industry gathered at Goldsmiths’ Hall today to witness the historic unification of National Association of Goldsmiths and the British Jewellers’ Association. Over 90% of members from both association who were eligible to vote, supported the motions to merge. Years of negotiation from

CMJ appoints Robert Eden as membership development manager

The Company of Master Jewellers has appointed Robert Eden in a newly created role to provide greater levels of service to its retail members. Leaving his previous role at the National Association of Goldsmiths, Robert Eden has been appointed as CMJ membership development manager. Speaking on his appointment, Eden said: “I am passionate about this