We are on the final countdown and there are just four weeks left for the industry to choose its champions and vote for the second annual Professional Jeweller Awards.
Taking place at the Bloomsbury Ballroom on Monday, September 3 (the second night of International Jewellery London), the 2018 Professional Jeweller Awards will celebrate the achievements of the UK jewellery industry over the last 12 months across 16 exciting categories.
The nomination process has been divided into two halves, both of which allow the industry to get involved and find this year’s worthy winners.
First of all, over the next four weeks, jewellery industry professionals are invited to nominate retailers, brands and suppliers for the respective categories. These can include self nominations.
To have your say, simply email Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes at firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominations by Friday, June 15.
There is no limit to how many nominations you can put forward. For each entry though please state the award category and nomination, and provide an explanation for your suggestions and contact details for the nominee.
Nominations will need to refer to company achievements and developments that have taken place within the past 12 months, citing examples of innovation, achievements and success stories related to the chosen category(s) wherever possible.
Professional Jeweller will then create a shortlist for each category that will then be put to the vote through a private survey sent to bona fide trade professionals.
The awards will be a must-attend event for the crème de la crème of the UK jewellery trade, especially if you have been on your feet all day at the London-based exhibition! What better way to wind down after treading the show floor than enjoying a glamorous evening networking, socialising and drinking plenty of bubbles.
Tickets cost just £300+VAT. This includes unlimited house beverages, a three-course meal, and access to the Professional Jeweller Awards After Party.
View the categories here:
Independent Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (fewer than 10 stores)
Retailers in this category have to be independently owned, operate ten or fewer stores, and trade mainly in fashion and lifestyle jewellery brands priced at under £1,000.
Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year (fewer than 5 stores)
Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with fewer than five stores, that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000.
Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than 10 stores)
Retailers in this category have more than 10 stores, and trade mainly in fashion and lifestyle jewellery brands priced at under £1,000.
Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than 5 stores)
Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with more than five stores that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000.
Branded Jewellery Boutique of the Year
Finalists in this category present the essence of their brand in their own physical stores.
Designer-maker jewellery boutique of the Year
Finalists in this category are designer-makers showcasing their pieces within their own boutique.
Omnichannel Jewellery Retailer of the Year
Retailers in this category must operate physical and online stores.
NEW: Most Innovative Customer Event of the Year
Retailers in this category have put on an event in store over the last 12 months which has driven footfall through the doors and offered an unrivaled customer experience to bolster business and build consumer loyalty.
NEW: Best New Store or Refurbishment of the Year
This category celebrates retailer’s adapting store environments to meet new consumer demands.
Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year
The finalists are fine jewellery brands (producing items crafted from gold and platinum, and adorned with gemstones and diamonds) operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.
Fashion Jewellery Brand of the Year
The finalists are fashion jewellery brands operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.
NEW: Emerging Jewellery Brand of the Year
Finalists in this category have entered the UK market in the last two years and successfully opened doors, built brand awareness and secured sales.
Jewellery Industry Supplier of the Year
This category is for jewellery industry suppliers operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support and service this year.
Sales & Marketing Team of the Year
The finalists are teams that have demonstrated outstanding salesmanship and support to sell-through with their retail partners in the past year.
Jewellery Designer of the Year
Finalists in this category are jewellery designers operating in the UK that have caught the industry’s attention with innovative designs.
Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30)
The finalist in this category are young designers/ emerging designers under 30 years old, operating in the UK and producing innovative products.