NAJ Awards 2019

NAJ Awards are a popular way of recognising the brilliance of your organisation, the professionalism of a work colleague or the positive impact a team or group has made to your company.

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

Download Award Criteria and Guidance

Enter the Awards


Have you got a good story to tell?

It doesn’t matter what shape or size your company is, this is about highlighting to the sector something special and the judges will be basing their actions in context. For example, if a small jewellery supplier has done something which might seem simple, but actually delivered ground-breaking results to their business, such as digitalising your expenses system, partnering with a subscription service or hosting a unique sales event – these are all ‘new’ things you’ve done and represent innovation to your business.

If you’re unsure what bright idea fits where, talk to us and we’ll help point you in the right direction.

Remember, when entering awards – you should write about what makes you or the individual you are nominating special.

You might choose to work with an agency or freelancer to write or record the entry on your behalf.

Find out about working with freelancers


The Categories

Individual/ Team awards

Sales person of the year

Designer of the year

Workshop professional of the year

Team of the year


Organisation awards

Service provider of the year

Jewellery and/or watch supplier of the year

Retailer of the year

Innovation of the year

Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the year

Website of the year

Physical shop front of the year



1st July 2019 Entries open

14th October 2019 Entries close

21st October 2019 Shortlisting and judging takes place (week beginning)

4th November 2019 Shortlist announced

5th December 2019 NAJ Awards ceremony held at Benevolent Society Ball, Solihull

How to enter

You can enter either via written form entry, or by video. Either way, please make sure you follow the set criteria and demonstrate the claims you are making – either through % increases, client testimonials or a different form of evidence.

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Entry tips
  • Use the entry criteria (above) to make your claim and back it up
  • Describe what you do that’s special, unique or different
  • Evidence each claim with data, testimonials or another form of evidence
  • Have you gone above and beyond? If so, how has this made a difference?
  • How have you impacted your team, company or even the wider jewellery industry?
  • Can you apply what you’ve done to NAJ’s values of honesty, integrity and professionalism (these values make good sub headings through your application)
  • Summary, in a simple final sentence why should your nomination win this award.