The 5 December awards shone a light on the association’s members, highlighting companies and individuals that have excelled in their particular field over the last year.
Royds is a London-based legal team with specialist jewellery knowledge, as well as copyright, design law, trade marks and intellectual property generally. The firm’s client Andrew Geoghegan came away with the BJA Designer of the Year award.
Geoghegan, who works in the Yorkshire Dales, has been described as “one of the most inspired and remarkable” contemporary designers in the UK. His collections include fine quality bridal jewellery, cocktail rings, pendants and earrings – many featuring statement gemstones.
Stephen Welfare, from Royds, said: “As specialist solicitors to the jewellery industry, we were delighted to have the opportunity to co-sponsor the BJA Awards, which recognises the very best in jewellery across the country.
“We are very pleased that Andrew has been named the Designer of the Year. Andrew follows a long line of Royds’ clients to win such an award.”