Monday, June 24, 2024

Winners of the 2023 NAJ Awards Announced at the NAJ Summit

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has revealed the winners of the 2023 NAJ Awards supported by headline sponsor Curteis. The awards were presented during the Association’s annual conference – the NAJ Summit – on June 25th at the Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham.

The NAJ Awards champion extraordinary talent within the UK jewellery industry and highlight the business owners, teams and professionals going above and beyond for the trade and their customers. This year, three new categories were added to the awards to celebrate the hard work and innovations found across the industry.

Ten category sponsors joined Curteis in helping support the Awards and the fifty finalists shortlisted for recognition. These sponsors included TH March, RWK Goodman, Ti Sento, At The Bench, Autumn Fair, Windiam, Inova Collection, Stirland Paterson Group, VM + Events, and Responsible Jewellery Council.

The complete list of nominated businesses and 2023 winners can be seen below:

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Responsible Jewellery Council)
Cooksongold – WINNER
John Pass Jewellers
Lebrusan Studio
Moyo Gems – Highly Commended
Shakti Ellenwood

Designer of the Year (sponsored by RWK Goodman)
Andrew Geoghegan – Highly Commended
Collette Waudby
EE Chan
Julien Riad Sahyoun – WINNER

Jewellery Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Ti Sento)
Baker Brothers
Bradley’s Jewellers York – WINNER
Jessica Flinn Fine Jewellery
Titcombe Bespoke Jewellery
Wongs Jewellers

Marketing Campaign/Event of the Year (sponsored by VM + Events)
Bailey & Sons
Birmingham Assay Office
Bradley’s Jewellers York – Highly Commended
Company of Master Jewellers
Daniella Draper – WINNER

Rising Star of the Year (sponsored by At The Bench)
Chris Lewis (Created by Chris) – WINNER
Evie Day (Daniel Christopher Jewellery) – Highly Commended
Katie Hughes (Wongs Jewellers)
Liz Crow (Liz Crow London)
Louis Yaxley (Austen & Blake)

Salesperson of the Year (sponsored by Autumn Fair)
Aneesah Shahid (Austen & Blake)
Peter Kane (Flinn & Steel) – Highly Commended
Petra Marcinkowska (Jeremy France Jewellers) – WINNER
Sophie Mishiku (Daniel Christopher Jewellery)
Violeta Gjini (River Mounts)

Store Design of the Year (sponsored by Stirland Paterson Group)
Diamond Heaven
Flinn & Steel – WINNER
Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery
Jessica Flinn Fine Jewellery
Jewellers Guild – Highly Commended

Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Inova Collection)
Hockley Mint – WINNER
River Mounts
Sierra Consultancy – Highly Commended

Team of the Year (sponsored by TH March)
Daniel Christopher Jewellery – WINNER
Daniella Draper
Hockley Mint
Lily Arkwright
Wongs Jewellers – Highly Commended

Workshop Professional of the Year (sponsored by Windiam)
Abbie Hulkes (Jeremy France Jewellers)
Alireza Rahimoff (Hockley Mint)
Ben Parry (Wongs Jewellers) – WINNER
Ellie Inglefield (Weston Beamor)
Scott Stevenson (Daniel Christopher Jewellery) – Highly Commended

Ben Massey, Principal Officer at the NAJ, says, “What an amazing evening, and what an incredible group of finalists! Congratulations to all the award winners, shortlisted businesses, and individuals who impressed us with their innovation and professionalism over the past year.

“Thank you to our amazing sponsors and also to our award supporters, including Sheffield Assay Office, who generously donated the trophies, and to Alan Bick and the Jewellery Show.”

Claire Davies, Operations Director of NAJ Awards Headline Sponsor, Curteis, shares,
“We are proud to support this year’s NAJ Awards and congratulate all the amazing winners that walked away with awards on the night. It is a real testament to the breadth of talent found in our industry, and we thank the NAJ for putting on another wonderful evening.”
This year’s NAJ Awards also included a special Supplier Showcase throughout the drink’s reception. Six specially selected suppliers were invited to exhibit their latest products and jewellery collections, Suppliers included Curteis, QuayStones, deutscheCraft, Artisan, Liz Crow London, and Fischer Trauringe.

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