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Jewellery industry celebrated at NAJ 2016 awards

The winners of the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) awards were unveiled last night (1 December) at the annual Jewellery & Giftware Benevolent Ball.

The ceremony, which welcomed 370 guests, was held in Solihull and aims to celebrate “all that is excellent” about the UK’s diverse jewellery industry from its bright new talents to its online jewellery buyers.

Entries came from a broad cross-section of NAJ member companies from across the jewellery supply chain and the association said this resulted in the selection of some “very worthy” winners.

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The winners:

Workshop Employee of the Year – Bernard Carr, E W Adams & Sons

Retailer of the Year (one to five shops) – Lumbers

Retailer of the Year (over five shops) – Mococo

Etailer of the Year – Gemporia

Designer of the Year – Lucy Quartermaine

Kickstarter of the Year – Joanna Bury

Jewellery & Watch Supplier of the Year – Clogau

Service Supplier of the Year – Cartercutts

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Michael Rawlinson, CEO of the NAJ, said: “What a wonderful event that acknowledged the all inclusive heart of the association that represents and supports the entire UK jewellery industry and gave a the unique opportunity to shine the spotlight on outstanding member businesses.

“We celebrated the exceptional contribution that our members make to the jewellery industry.I congratulate the all winners and finalists

The winners all received specially designed sterling silver trophies depicting the NAJ coat of arms; made and engraved by Thomas Fattorini.

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