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Nivoda announced as Headline Sponsor for 2019 NAJ Awards as closing date looms

10 Sep 2019

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Online diamond marketplace Nivoda highlighted the opportunity to recognise excellence in the UK Jewellery Industry as a key driver, agreeing to be headline sponsors of the National Association of Jewellers 2019 Awards.

Nivoda, who operate globally with offices in London, Mumbai and Hong Kong have a vision to build a trusted marketplace for the jewellery industry, where suppliers and retailers come to find everything they need to best serve their customers and strengthen their profits.

The company, who were founded in 2017 has encountered a sharp rise in activity to present day with more than 750,000 stones listed on the site from suppliers around the world, and a growing UK and US customer base.

Nivoda's online buying platformNivoda screen

On being named headline sponsor of NAJ’s 2019 awards David Sutton, CEO at Nivoda said,

“As an innovative tech company that is rapidly changing the way retailers and wholesalers source diamonds, we believe that the NAJ Awards is a great way of recognising and celebrating excellence. We are proud to be the headline sponsor of the Awards and we continue to support businesses that bring change to the industry.”

The 2019 Awards Ceremony will again be part of the Benevolent Society Ball on Thursday 5th December at St John’s Hotel in Solihull and guests should look to secure tickets and accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

2018 NAJ award winners included the likes of Hockley Mint, Bond Jewellery and Diamonds, Claudia BradbyCooksongold and London DE, as well as Martine Gregory (Lumbers) and Clare Tyler (Purely Diamonds).

Claudia Bradby (centre) winner of Designer of the Year 2018 N3A9128 2018 benevolent ball

On the news Simon Forrester, NAJ CEO said,

“We’re delighted and thankful that Nivoda has joined the Awards as headline sponsor and I also want to thank our other sponsors, many of whom have supported this event for a number of years. The Awards are critical in uncovering and celebrating members that are doing extra special things and as the lead Association for the jewellery sector, we’re determined to champion excellence, wherever it is found.

“This year we have added three new categories to the mix, including Innovation of the Year, Team of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year. The retail experience award has also evolved into the Shop Front of the Year, of which the Association is inviting members to simply send in photos or videos of your shop front with a brief explanation of why it looks the way it does and what it’s designed to achieve, either in writing or again in video. But with the closing date looming, I’d encourage the photos and videos to take place soon, especially while we have this decent weather.”

Returning sponsors for award categories include Hockley Mint, TH March, Windiam, International Jewellery London, Clogau, Presman MastermeltsInhorgenta Munich and Parify.

NAJ has prepared guidance for award entries that should be submitted before the closing date on 14th October.