Nominations for the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) awards 2016 are due to close this Friday (16 September).
The awards, which aim to acknowledge and celebrate the “exceptional” contribution of the association’s members to the jewellery industry, features seven categories.
Designer of the Year
An award to the designer who is raising the bar of British design creating interesting on-trend designs.
Jewellery & Watch Supplier of the Year
This award will recognise the supplier of jewellery ranges and/or watch brands that have given
consistent service and added value alongside dynamic new product.
Workshop Employee of the Year
This award recognises a workshop employee, individual craftsman or apprentice who has demonstrated great determination and tenacity alongside exceptional skills. The NAJ said it is looking for the hidden gems of the industry employed at its member businesses.
Service Supplier of the Year
An award recognising the NAJ member or supplier of services to the NAJ membership who has provided outstanding service during 2016.
Retailer of the Year – one to five shops
This award recognises excellent NAJ members running a brick-and-mortar shop or gallery with between one to five branches.
Retailer of the Year – over five shops
This award recognises excellent NAJ members running a brick-and-mortar shop or gallery with more than five branches.
E-tailer of the Year
This award recognises NAJ Members running an ecommerce or multi-channel business. Companies trading online, by direct mail, home shopping or as a TV channel are eligible to enter this category.
Michael Rawlinson, CEO of the NAJ, said: “We have already received a host of fantastic nominations for this year’s awards. I would urge all NAJ members not to miss this unique opportunity to be recognised for the exceptional quality of their work.”
The awards will be presented at the Benevolent Ball at St John’s Hotel, Birmingham on 1 December, with jewellery manufacturer River Mounts the headline sponsor.