The Women’s Jewellery Network, the UK-wide organisation designed to connect, grow and inspire women working in the jewellery trade, had unveiled its first regional ambassadors.

Focusing on strategically located areas with high densities of jewellery retailers, designers and jewellery manufacturing, the WJN has selected its first ambassadors to cover Birmingham, Brighton, Glasgow, Wales and Sheffield, to support its existing founders based in London.

The ambassadors will act as regional contacts for members of the WJN seeking assistance or support at a local level. Having a UK-wide presence was a key outcome of an industry survey conducted by the WJN at IJL 2017, and moving into 2018, the ambassadors will help to facilitate regional meet-ups and the recruitment of further members and ambassadors across the Network.


The first four WJN Ambassadors are:

Rachael Taylor – Jewellery and watch journalist – Brighton

Sonia Menezes – head of brand development, Clogau – Wales and Sheffield

Nyasha Pitt – chief executive officer of Living Content strategic marketing and consultancy – Birmingham

Kate Clifford – founder, Vanilla Ink Jewellery School – Glasgow

Speaking of their appointment, WJN founder Victoria McKay says: “Following our debut into the industry at IJL, we have been hard at work behind-the-scenes preparing a series of exciting events and initiatives for our members. The first of these is the appointment of four respected, knowledgeable and inspiring women working in the trade as our inaugural Ambassadors. We are thrilled to welcome Rachael, Sonia, Nyasha and Kate on board.”

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The Women’s Jewellery Network’s first four ambassadors.