NAJ Awards 2016

The 2016 NAJ Awards took place as part of the Benevolent Society Winter Ball at St Johns Hotel in Solihull. The popular awards ceremony was enjoyed by guests from all across the UK, and most importantly from the NAJ membership community.

Congratulations to the Award winners, and those who were shortlisted. Getting together at this time of year to relax, celebrate and enjoy the festivities was something which the attendees at this particular night said make this event special.

The Winners

Retailer of the Year - 1-5 Shops, Sponsored by Treasure House Company

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This award recognises excellent NAJ members running a brick and mortar shop or gallery up to 5 branches.

Winner: Lumbers Ltd

Who made the Shortlist?

  • Lila’s 
  • Lumbers Ltd
  • Flitwick Jewellers Group
  • Wongs Jewellers 
  • W.E. Clark & Son Ltd
  • Durham Rose 

 

Retailer of the Year - Over 5 branches, Sponsored by Hockley Mint

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This award recognises excellent NAJ members running a brick and mortar shop or gallery with more than 5 branches.

Winner: Mococco

Who made the Shortlist?

  • Boodles
  • Beaverbrooks
  • Aurum Group
  • F Hinds

 

E-tailer of the Year, Sponsored by Bransom

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This award recognises NAJ Members running an E-commerce or multi-channel business. Companies trading online, by direct mail, home shopping or as a TV channel are eligible to enter this category.

Winner: Gemporia

Who made the Shortlist?

  • Jewelstreet
  • Trescor Paris
  • CooksonGold
  • Arabel Lebrusan Limited

 

Designer of the Year, Sponsored by Clogau

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The award recognises a designer who is raising the bar of British design creating interesting on-trend designs.

Winner: Lucy Quartermaine 

Who made the Shortlist?

  • Imogen Belfield
  • Fei Liu Fine Jewellery 
  • Sarah Ho London
  • The Rock Hound
  • Sheila Kerr 

 

Workshop Employee of the Year, Sponsored by Maker Mends

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This award recognises a workshop employee, individual craftsman or apprentice who has demonstrated great determination and tenacity alongside exceptional skills.   This award will honour the hidden gems of the industry employed at NAJ member businesses.

Winner: Bernard Carr, E W Adams & Sons

Who made the Shortlist?

  • Lee Rimmer, Wongs Jewellers
  • Carl Goodfellow, Beards
  • John Leckenby, Berry's Jewellers
  • Oliver Cooper, Oliver Cooper Designs

Kickstarter of the Year, Sponsored by International Jewellery London

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To acknowledge the design talent of the ten designers chosen to be part of the Kickstart initiative as seen at IJL 2016.

Winner: Joanna Bury

Who made the Shortlist?

  • Sammie Jo Coxon
  • Addalit
  • Emma Calvert
  • Marina Skia
  • Tiki by Cécile Gilbert
  • Vicky Lew London
  • Lucas Alexander Jewellery by Lucas Mitchell
  • Emily Richardson Jewellery
  • CF Concept by Charlotte Scott Moncrieff

 

Jewellery & Watch Supplier of the Year, Sponsored by the Company of Master Jewellers

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This award recognises the supplier of jewellery ranges and/or watch brands that have given consistent service and added value alongside dynamic new product.

Winner: Clogau

Who made the Shortlist?

  • Dower & Hall 
  • Amore
  • O.W.L Great Britain 
  • Storm

  

Service Supplier of the Year, Sponsored by Warrior Doors & Shire Leasing

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An award recognises the NAJ member or supplier of services to the NAJ membership who has provided outstanding service during 2016.

Winner: Cartercutts

Who made the Shortlist?

  • The Jewellery Display Company
  • Parify
  • Bransom Retail Systems 
  • Vipa Designs