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JET Business Network

JET Network

At the NAJ, we passionately believe that the key to success in any industry sector is the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience with other like minded industry professionals.

The fact is, no successful business or business owner can afford to be an island because the more we all share and learn the more our business will grow and most importantly grow profitably.

Since 2005, the Jet Business Network formerly called the Executive Development Forum has been helping retail businesses to do just that, through the provision and facilitation of

  • Monthly Performance Data Sharing - enabling you to benchmark your business against other retail jewellers
  • News Flash Service - receive relevant industry, business, and management articles straight to your inbox.
  • Online Advice Forum - whether you have a business issue or just seek guidance. You ask the question and the members answer.
  • Educational Store Visits - allow you to see and hear what other jewellers are doing.
  • Business Surveys - on topics identified by members that inevitably make you money and save you money
  • Regional Group Meetings – are facilitated by an independent and experienced professional, where you can discuss the issues and opportunities you face, develop new business skills and establish supportive relationships.

Plus the opportunity to influence and shape the content of the Annual Oxford Congress, where all the regional networking groups meet together to hear external speakers share their knowledge, expertise and experience.

Networking in today’s fast moving world may now be virtual as well as physical but is still based on the values of Trust, Respect and Confidentiality – values that have established and sustained Jet Business Network relationships formed through the common purpose of sharing knowledge, expertise and experience with other like minds looking to looking to improve their businesses.


“The key benefit to me (of being an NAJ member), even though it costs extra, is the JBN. Networking, sharing best practice, getting advice and information are exceptionally useful. Some of the tips received have helped saved us enough money to more than justify the fee. I’d encourage and recommend it highly”.

Adam Jacobs – Jacobs the Jewellers

“It’s great to meet other similar retailers who are happy to share their knowledge and experiences”.

Aaron Temprell - Temprells

“I could categorically state that over the past 12 months membership of the JBN has saved me well in excess of £2000 and I’ve made income well over £10,000”.

Simon Johnson Marmalade Jewellery

“I joined the JBN a couple of years ago and I love it – I get such a lot out of it. The members of my group visited our Rustington store, they helped me with invaluable, impartial advice. I’d recommend JBN to anyone”.

Sophie Guess L.Guess Jewellers

“I joined the JBN after attending the Congress in June, within 4 months I had saved over £10,000 thanks to a members’ survey”.

Manish Jogia – Sonnys Jewellery

“The most beneficial aspect of being a (NAJ) member is participation in the JBN. The advantage of meeting fellow business owners away from the shop every few months, cannot be underestimated”.

Mark Welch - MG Welch

"When I first joined the JBN I thought that to commit to almost £1000 for the joining fee is a large amount. What is the return on that going to be? I recouped that soon after my first meeting from the tips that I received by discussing with other memberswhat had worked for them to increase their sales. Joining the JBN has been worth every penny and I would recommend that to anyone who is unsure of joining.”

Jaysal Pattni – Minar Jewellers

“We have a manufacturing workshop, after joiningthe JBN we have taken on extramanufacturing for two JBN members, which has increased our overallturnover,without it our turnover would have shown a slight decrease.”

Timothy Roe – Timothy Roe Fine Jewellery

‘During the 10 years we have been a member, the business turnover has more than tripled. Whilst not all of this increase can be directly attributed to JBN membership, it would be fair to say much of the advice and opinions we have received from the group members during that period has given us the reassurance and confidence to formulate plans and take decisions which have led to this result’ Mark Smith – Cavendish Jewellers

In 2017 the NAJ hosted a number of Jet Business Network Taster Days around the UK with manufacturers, suppliers and designer makers, to see if there was sufficient interest in establishing new Jet Business Network groups tailored to their specific sector needs; as well as incorporating relevant components of the successful retail networking groups.

Based on the feedback from those attending the days, the NAJ has committed to providing designer makers and young jewellery professionals with increased opportunities in 2018 to network with others from their sector at trade shows and exhibitions – please check the NAJ News Feed for updates on when and where these groups will be meeting.

For more information, please contact Sandra Page JBN Administrator on or Michael Donaldson the JBN Facilitator: 07817 305 122 or


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