BJA awards now open for online voting
BIRMINGHAM, England, October 26, 2014 – The British Jewellers’ Association Awards 2014 are now open for online voting at www.bja.org.uk.
The BJA is once again recognizing the superb efforts of its membership with its 2014 BJA Member Awards programme and the shortlist has been whittled down from nearly 100 nominations!
These awards offer a unique opportunity to gain recognition for the excellence of the products or service its members have offered during the year.
This year sees some exciting changes with not least a brand new category ‘E-tailer of the Year meaning that etailers no longer have to compete with their bricks and mortar cousins for the ‘Retailer of the Year’ Award and for the first time entry to the retailer and etailer categories has been thrown open to National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) members alongside those of the BJA.
“The BJA is delighted to have assigned this new category for 2014 as it has a growing number of members in recent years that specialise in selling online or via alternative channels.” said Lindsey Straughton, BJA Marketing Manager.
“I would encourage BJA members, the trade and the general public with a UK address to vote online by visiting our website before 14th November www.bja.org.uk/votenow2014.”
The line up is as follows across the five categories:
Retailer of the year
Bricks and mortar shops or galleries that have been dynamic during 2014. Sponsored by precious metal refiners NTR Metals
Baroque Bespoke Jewellery
Jeremy France Jewellers
H & Y Jewellery
E-tailer of the year
A new category for specialist E-Tailers, TV and alternative channels. Sponsored by diamond jewellery supplier Continental Jewellery.
Supplier of the year
This award recognises the firm that has offered an excellent range with great customer service. Sponsored by the National Association of Goldsmiths
H S Walsh
Designer of the year
This award celebrates an outstanding designer. Sponsored by the Welsh gold jewellery brand Clogau
Fei Liu Fine Jewellery
Newcomer of the year
Aims to reward a company, less than five years in business that has had an exceptionally promising year. Sponsored by jewellery producer and casting house Hockley Mint
I love a Lassie
Agnieszka Maksymiuk Jewellery
Filipa Oliviera Jewellery
Member of the year
This award rewards the company that has helped most to promote the BJA during the past twelve months. Sponsored by precious metal refiners Presman Mastermelt.
For more information on The Awards Ceremony on December 4th at the Benevolent Ball email [email protected]. To book your tickets contact Gill Price [email protected]