Membership Terms and Conditions

Your application

  • In order to apply for membership, companies must be at least a year old. Companies with less than 1 year's trading history may only apply for the foundation category of membership
  • All applicants are asked to sign to the NAJ's Code of Conduct, a summary is contained within the application form
  • All individuals/companies are asked to list two references on their application
  • The association reserves the right to reject applications. In the unlikely event that your application is rejected the application fee may be non-refundable
  • The full terms and conditions of you as an existing member can be found in the Members area which you will gain access to once your application has been successful.

Declaration to the NAJ National Committee

  • I/We hereby apply to be admitted as a member of the National Association of Jewellers of Great Britain and Ireland, subject to the memorandum and articles and byelaws of the British Allied Trades Federation.
  • I/We approve and promise to observe the conditions of membership, bye laws and code of conduct as laid down by the Association and as from time to time amended.
  • I/We fully understand that should my/our membership cease for whatever reason(s), I/we will no longer display or use any emblem and title of the association or imply in any way membership of, or approval by, the Association.
  • We understand that if I/we wish to resign from membership, I will have to give the NAJ three months’ notice. The NAJ reserves the right to collect the pro-rata subscription rate within the three month notice period.
  • I/We understand that if a complaint is made by any consumer or business against my organisation, this may be investigated by the NAJ compliance officer. The NAJ reserves the right to suspend my membership.
  • I/We agree that whilst a member we will pay the subscription for membership as from time to time decided by the National Committee.
  • I/We understand that if any information given in this application form is found to be incorrect after membership has been granted, after due consideration by the Association and in its own absolute discretion, the National Committee may decide that the applicant’s membership shall cease forthwith, or that it may not be renewed after the current membership period has ended.
  • I/We understand that the Association may consult local branches (formally N.A.G) or centres, affiliated associations, banks, credit reference agencies or other sources to establish suitability for membership and give any necessary authority to do so.
  • I/We understand that if this membership application is turned down or deferred, the Association will not normally give the reason.

Note: it is a requirement of membership of the Association that you disclose all criminal convictions (apart from spent convictions) including those of persons involved in the management or control of your business (‘connected persons’). If you are aware that you or any connected persons are or have been the subject of a police investigation, then you must also disclose this, even if this does or did not lead to you or such connected persons being prosecuted. If you or any connected persons commit or are found to have committed an act of fraud or dishonesty (whether or not giving rise to legal proceedings), are convicted of a criminal offence or fail to disclose a criminal offence to the NAJ, then your application for membership may be refused or your membership may be terminated with immediate effect.