BJA Awards 2014

352hf 07aThe British Jewellers’ Association Awards 2014 are now open for online voting at www.bja.org.uk. The BJA is once again recognizing the superb efforts of its membership with its 2014 BJA Member Awards programme and the shortlist has been whittled down from nearly 100 nominations! These awards offer a unique opportunity to gain recognition for the excellence of the products or service its members have offered during the year.

This year sees some exciting changes with not least a brand new category ‘E-tailer of the Year meaning that etailers no longer have to compete with their bricks and mortar cousins for the ‘Retailer of the Year’ Award and for the first time entry to the retailer and etailer categories has been thrown open to National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) members alongside those of the BJA. “The BJA is delighted to have assigned this new category for 2014 as it has a growing number of members in recent years that specialise in selling online or via alternative channels.” Lindsey Straughton, BJA Marketing Manager. “I would encourage BJA members, the trade and the general public with a UK address to vote online by visiting our website before 14th November www.bja.org.uk/votenow2014

The line up is as follows across the five categories:

  • Retailer of the year -Bricks and mortar shops or galleries that have been dynamic during 2014. Sponsored by precious metal refiners NTR Metals; Baroque; Bespoke Jewellery; Jeremy France Jewellers; F Hinds; H & Y Jewellery; Minar Jewellers.
  • E-tailer of the year A new category for specialist E-Tailers, TV, and alternative channels. Sponsored by diamond jewellery supplier Continental Jewellery; 77 Diamonds; Gemporia; Diamond Boutique; JewelStreet; Allumer.
  • Supplier of the year This award recognises the firm that has offered an excellent range with great customer service. Sponsored by the National Association of Goldsmiths; Gecko; Hockley Mint; Magpie; Vipa Designs; H S Walsh.
  • Designer of the year This award celebrates an outstanding designer. Sponsored by the Welsh gold jewellery brand Clogau; Fei Liu; Fine Jewellery; Josef Koppman; Arabel Lebrusan’s; Babette Wasserman; Collette Waudby.
  • Newcomer of the year – Aims to reward a company, less than five years in business that has had an exceptionally promising year. Sponsored by jewellery producer and casting house Hockley Mint; I love a Lassie; Agnieszka Maksymiuk Jewellery; Phoebe Jewellery; Filipa Oliviera Jewellery; Rare Pink.
    Member of the year  This award rewards the company that has helped most to promote the BJA during the past twelve months. Sponsored by precious metal refiners Presman Mastermelt; Allumer; Presman Mastermelt; CW Sellors.

For more information on The Awards Ceremony on December 4th at the Benevolent Ball email . To book your tickets contact Gill Price

Many thanks to our sponsors

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