Harriet Kelsall, founder and managing director of bespoke jewellery design company Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design, has been named Woman of the Year 2011 at the Specsavers Everywoman in Retail Awards.
At a glittering cere
mony held on the 14 September at London’s Savoy hotel, judges praised Harriet’s “vision, innovative approach and success” and described her as “an outstanding role model that will inspire more women to choose a career in retail.
“The Woman of the Year Award recognises the woman who is a truly inspirational and visionary individual,” they added, “and Harriet Kelsall is an exceptional role model for the industry.”
Harriet Kelsall started her jewellery business in 1998, operating out of a spare bedroom. Just over 10 years later, she now employs nearly 30 staff with an annual turnover of £1.5 million.