NAJ Awards 2019

The NAJ Awards 2019 will recognise companies, teams and individuals that have gone above and beyond to deliver great results, an unforgettable experience and in some circumstances, a legacy for others to follow.

The winners will be announced at our awards presentation on Thursday 5th December at The Benevolent Society Christmas Ball, which will be taking place at St. John’s Hotel, Solihull and will be attended by almost 400 allied trade professionals.

The Benevolent Society Committee will again make this year’s Ball a very special and truly festive Christmas party and rumours abound in the Trade that a large gentleman with a white beard and a red suit may appear once again!

A charity auction will be conducted by David Doyle, Vice Chairman of The Benevolent Society and President of the National Association of Jewellers. Lots donated for the auction include: a fine dining lunch with wine for 10 people at The Birmingham Assay Office, a fantastic full day's Clay Pigeon Shooting for 10 people followed by dinner, sponsored by TH March & Co, and a unique piece of silverware kindly manufactured and donated by Andrew Macgowan, one of the UK’s leading Silversmiths.

Watch last year's highlights and hear from our winners!

The Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society, charitable society of the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF), financially assists individuals that have worked within the giftware, jewellery, surface engineering, travel goods and fashion accessories industries. The society also helps individuals starting or progressing their career journeys in these industries through bursaries to help with their studies.

Venue and Timings 


19:00 - 19:30 Drinks reception
19:30 Guests to be seated
19:35 Address by David Doyle, President of the NAJ and Vice Chairman of The Benevolent Society, and Simon Dawe, Chairman of The Benevolent Society
19:45 Starter served
20:15  The NAJ Awards 2019 begin, introduced by Harriet Kelsall, Chair of the NAJ and Simon Forrester, Chief Executive of the NAJ 
20:50  Dinner is served, followed by a surprise act 
Gifts from Father Christmas
  Toast from Gary Wroe, President of the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF)
Auction to begin, led by David Doyle
22:00 Live music followed by a disco
01:00 End

Dress code
Gentlemen: Black tie 
Ladies: Cocktail/Evening wear 

St. John's Solihull
651 Warwick Road
B91 1AT

Situated in the charming West Midlands town of Solihull, within walking distance to Solihull Town Centre and Solihull Train Station and five miles from Birmingham Airport.


Join the finalists, cheer on industry achievements and network at this glamorous event with wine and a three-course meal. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so make sure you book yours early to avoid missing out!

Please contact Gill Price via email or call on 0121 237 1138.

Individual tickets: £85+VAT
Includes half a bottle of wine and free entry to the all-new premium quality raffle.

Table of 12: £940+VAT
Includes 6 bottles of wine and free entry (one per person) to the all-new premium quality raffle.


If you are looking for accomodation close-by, we have a list of hotels which are just under a mile away from the venue.

Premier Inn Solihull Town Centre
68 Station Road
B91 3RX
0.4 miles from St. John's Hotel

Sapphire Court
Streetsbrook Road
B91 1RD
0.8 miles from St. John's Hotel

Ramada by Wyndham
Church Hill Road
B91 3RF
0.9 miles from St Johns Hotel

The Shortlist

Sales Person of the Year
Sponsored by Windiam

Craig Cohen, Ntinga
Emma Williamson, Lucy Quartermaine Jewellery
Tracey Jones, Purely Diamonds

Designer of the Year
Sponsored by Clogau

Arabel Lebrusan
Charlotte Cornelius
Erica Sharpe
Julien Riad Sahyoun
Vicki Smith

Workshop Professional of the Year
Sponsored by Presman Mastermelt

Alexander Wood, Nathaniel Groves Jewellery
Anthony Dellow, House of Hatton
Richard Soden, Hockley Mint
Peter Byrne, The Jewellery Design Workshop

Team of the Year
Sponsored by TH March

Charlotte Cornelius
Clogau Gold of Wales Ltd
Purely Diamonds
The Jewellery Cut
PA Jewellery

Service Provider of the Year
Sponsored by Parify 

Clark Diamonds
Gemmology Rocks
Magpie Europe Ltd
Presman Mastermelt

Jewellery/Watch Supplier of the Year
Sponsored by Inhorgenta Munich

Anchor & Crew
Clogau Gold of Wales Ltd
Hockley Mint
Unique & Co

Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Hockley Mint

Clogau Gold of Wales Ltd
Purely Diamonds
Rowcot Ltd T/A John McKay Jewellers
Time and Motion Jewellers

Judging of Retailer of the Year supported by the team at StoreCheckers 

Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by Clarity & Success

Akansha Sethi
De Beers Industry Services

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Sponsored by Pursuit

Anchor & Crew
Lebrusan Studio
Monica Vinader
Pugata Jewellery

Website of the Year
Sponsored by IJL

Anchor & Crew
Bond Jewellery and Diamonds
Lebrusan Studio
Purely Diamonds

Physical Shop Front of the Year
Sponsored by VM and Events Ltd

Hill & Hill the Jewellers
Lister Horsfall
Maunder Watch Co.
Time and Motion Jewellers

Champagne and trophies for the event are kindly sponsored by Champions (UK).

 Award sponsors 2019  ALL