2015 brings the UK Jewellery Awards back with a better look, a brand new venue with new judges and new categories!
The awards, dubbed the jewellery and watch industry Oscars have been open for entries for just under one month, with entries across 16 categories.
It award ceremony is set to arrive on the 17th June in the Tower of London in 2015.
The brand new categories are:
1. Independent Jewellery Retailer of the Year
2. Jewellery Brand of the Year
3. Jewellery Designer of the Year
4. E-tailer of the Year
5. Branded Jewellery Retailer of the Year
6. Bridal Jewellery Retailer of the Year
7. Bridal Collection of the Year
8. Supplier of the Year
9. New Designer of the Year
10. Watch Brand of the Year
11. Watch Retailer of the Year
12. Best Store Environment
13. Department Store Jewellery retailer of the Year
14. Brand to Watch
15. Employer of the Year
16. The Innovation Award
17. The UK Jewellery Awards Hall of Fame (nomination only)
Working alongside a business communications partner, they hope to spread positive messages to businesses that will go with being shortlisted and having a chance to win an award.
Supporters of the event, the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) and the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) will be working alongside the organisation with means to help promote the awards among their members.
The new faces welcomed to the judging panel for next year should have that added bonus of making sure that an entire spectrum of a variety of industries are represented well.
Also, the 25-strong judging panel denotes a fair judgement.
The judges are set to be split into three teams with brands, manufacturers and suppliers that will judge the retail specific categories and vice versa.
The third team will be judging the new designers and designer categories via interviewing the shortlistees.
Retail Jeweller editor, Ruth Faulkner, said: “All of these changes mean that there can be no doubt in anybody’s mind that these awards are THE industry accolade and winning one should be considered a huge honour for any company or individual.”
For more information and to enter the UK Jewellery Awards, click here!
This is such a huge awards ceremony, wouldn’t it be great to see one of the Quarter’s local businesses be shortlisted?
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