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ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: How can the industry embrace and empower the next generation?

ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: How can the industry embrace and empower the next generation?

Young professionals from different sectors of the jewellery industry discuss how the trade can engage the next generation and make sure its putting things in place to build a bright future.

FEATURE: Michael Laing prepares business for future growth

Laing the Jewellers did not get to where it is today without the confidence to move with the times and adapt to ever-changing consumer demands. This year the retailer will be undergoing two major changes and we’ve caught up with chief executive officer Michael Laing to get all the sparkling details… For two centuries the

Anticipation builds for inaugural Professional Jeweller Awards

Anticipation and excitement is already building for the inaugural Professional Jeweller Awards, which takes place on September 4 (the second night of IJL) at Kensington Roof Gardens, the most exclusive indoor/outdoor event space in Central London. The Professional Jeweller Awards has a unique judging process, as each category is voted for by the industry in

GUEST COLUMN: Why every jeweller needs to have an apprentice

Professional Jeweller has asked Ben Drew, head of business development at the British Academy of Jewellery, why he believes everyone in the jewellery industry should be taking on an apprentice. Get a modern perspective and embrace digital Apprentices bring new ideas, creativity and enthusiasm into any organisation.  Having high-energy and new blood within the business

Willie Hamilton says the jewellery industry is set for big changes

The Company of Master Jewellers chief executive officer says the jewellery industry will change more in the next five years than it has in the last five years. Discussing the shape of the jewellery industry in an exclusive interview with Professional Jeweller, Willie Hamilton said although retail is coming back to the high street, buying a

ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: How can brands and retailers work together to drive the UK jewellery industry forward?

Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes sat down with influential individuals from some of the UK’s leading jewellery brands to discuss growth prospects for the jewellery sector and ways the whole industry can work together to achieve success in a rapidly-evolving marketplace. On the panel Hayley Quinn, managing director, Swarovski UK Jon Crossick, managing director, Thomas

Professional Jeweller unveils categories for inaugural awards

For the very first time Professional Jeweller will be hosting its own awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the achievements of UK jewellery industry. Taking place the second night of International Jewellery London – Monday, September 4 – the Professional Jeweller Awards will honour the business achievements of the brands and retailers that are lighting up

Professional Jeweller Awards 2017: The nomination process

The Professional Jeweller Awards 2017 has been created for the industry, and will be judged by the industry. The nomination process will be divided into two halves, both of which allow the industry to get involved and find this year’s worthy winners. First of all we would like to kick-start the voting process by inviting


Professional Jeweller has officially unveiled the 2016 Hot 100 during a glamorous garden party at the Kensington Roof Gardens. More than 450 guests gathered together at the exclusive location to enjoy a lavish three-course barbecue and finally find out who has been chosen as the most inspiring, innovative and influential members of the UK jewellery trade. Now

INTERVIEW: Bright Sparks United founder on selling jewellery online

Bright Sparks United will present a seminar at Jewellery & Watch titled ‘360 degree marketing: How your digital presence, content and visual identity can make or break your business’. Ahead of the seminar Professional Jeweller caught up with Bright Sparks United founder Satbir Tamber to discuss what visitors can expect from the seminar and how