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Simon Rainer receives Freeman of The Goldsmith’s Company

Simon Rainer receives Freeman of The Goldsmith’s Company

Jewellery consultant and former chief executive officer of the British Jewellers Association, Simon Rainer, has received the Freedom of the Goldsmith’s Company. At a grand ceremony held at Goldsmith’s Hall on April 5, Rainer was given the honorary title. The Goldsmiths’ Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London originating

Simon Rainer launches jewellery consultancy firm

Former chief executive officer of the British Jewellers Association (BJA) Simon Rainer has launched his own jewellery consultancy business. Simon Rainer Consulting is a new and for forward thinking consultancy specifically aimed at working with companies in the UK and international jewellery markets. With over 25 years’ experience working at senior executive level in the

BJA unveils Jewellers Social Responsibility model

BJA chief executive Simon Rainer presents framework for UK SMEs. The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) has launched its first jewellery-specific Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework, which can be adapted and adopted by SMEs across the UK. The BJA’s plan to introduce its Jewellers’ Social Responsibility Framework (JSR) was initially presented to the industry at International

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

Industry security provokes dialogue at CIBJO meet

Malca-Amit CEO prompts firms to be vigilant and wary of new clients. Last week’s World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) meet in Moscow featured an in-depth discussion about the security of jewellery and diamond companies across the world, with Malca-Amit chief executive officer Nigel Paxman stating that the industry needs to be "constantly vigilant". The Sector B

BJA to aid review of pre-pack administrations

Review will assess the long term impact of pre-pack administrations. The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) is set to contribute to a review of pre-pack administrations, following the launch of a campaign again this type of insolvency. The BJA originally highlighted its concerns with pre-pack administrations in an article posted by Professional Jeweller in November. The campaign

NAG and BJA heads also named CIBJO vice presidents

Michael Rawlinson and Simon Rainer join Willie Hamilton in roles. The chief executives of the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) and British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) have been appointed as vice presidents within the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO). The NAG’s chief executive Michael Rawlinson and the BJA’s chief executive Simon Rainer have been given key roles

BJA reports success of jewellery business seminar

Event covering mentoring, marketing and sales attracts 40 guests. The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) has reported a positive response to its Growing Your Business seminar, held at its Birmingham offices last week. The seminar was organised following conversations and feedback from BJA members who were seeking greater knowledge or advice about particular aspects of their

Best of British Q&A: Simon Rainer, BJA

Chief exec on how best to push overseas as a UK jewellery brand. The January issue of Professional Jeweller was all about celebrating British jewellery talent and looking at what UK companies can do to take their jewels global. British Jewellers’ Association chief executive Simon Rainer regularly offers advice to British jewellery brands and designers