CMJ and BATF join the UK’s NAJ Awards as category sponsors

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The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) announced two more sponsors for the NAJ Awards. Buying group, the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ), and the trade federation, the British Allied Trade Federation (BATF), have joined the NAJ Awards celebrations as category sponsors.

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CMJ is sponsoring Supplier of the Year, while BATF will be supporting Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year at this year’s event to be held on June 12th as part of the second NAJ Summit.

Emmet Cummins, Managing Director of CMJ, said,

“As a fellow supporting body to the jewellery and watch industry, the Company of Master Jewellers is delighted to support the NAJ Awards to recognise the exceptional talent within the sector. As membership organisations, both the NAJ and CMJ can see from a broad perspective the exemplary hard work that goes into running these nominated businesses, from retailers and suppliers to designers and craftsmen. Collaborating with the NAJ to recognise this was paramount to us.

“We have chosen to support the Supplier of the Year Award. As well as empowering independent retailers, supporting and engaging with our supplier members is at the heart of the CMJ. This felt like the perfect opportunity to focus on the talent and achievements made by suppliers in the industry.

“We wish all the businesses that have been shortlisted the best of luck.”

Andrew Hinds, President of the BATF, said,

“We are excited to be supporting the NAJ Awards and such a vital category. Social responsibility and sustainability are key issues facing the jewellery industry. It is wonderful to see so many companies providing innovative solutions to some of the world’s problems.

“The BATF is delighted to help champion these businesses and wish the finalists the best of luck on the night.”

Principal Officer of the NAJ, Ben Massey, said,

“It is exciting to see more organisations support the NAJ Awards as we look to celebrate the extraordinary talent within the jewellery industry. We are thrilled to be supported by CMJ and BATF and our other category sponsors, TH March and Royds Withy King, and headline sponsor, Nivoda.”

The NAJ Awards 2022 feature seven categories, including Retailer of the Year, Designer-Retailer of the Year, Team of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year, Designer of the Year, Supplier of the Year and Salesperson of the Year.

The NAJ Awards finalists are as follows:

Retailer of the Year

  • Bradley’s Jewellers York
  • C W Sellors
  • Sonny’s Jewellers
  • Fitzgerald Jewellers
  • Mitchel & Co

 Designer-Retailer of the Year

  • Jessica Flinn Jewellery
  • Saunders & Pughe
  • Lucy Quartermaine Jewellery
  • Dinny Hall
  • Purely Diamonds

Team of the Year (sponsored by TH March)

  • Harriet Kelsall
  • Daniella Draper
  • Powells Jewellery
  • 77 Diamonds
  • Hockley Mint

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year (sponsored by BATF)

  • De Beers
  • Karlin Anderson Jewellery
  • Lebrusan Studio
  • Purely Diamonds
  • Lucy Quartermaine Jewellery

Designer of the Year (sponsored by Royds Withy King)

  • Arabel Lebrusan (Lebrusan Studio)
  • Dainty London
  • Isabella Day
  • Augustine Jewels
  • Emma Fathers (Jessica Flinn Jewellery)

Supplier of the Year (sponsored by CMJ)

  • Sierra Consultancy
  • V M  + Events
  • Nivoda
  • Merrell Casting
  • Georgia Wang Jewellery

Salesperson of the Year

  • Louise Coleman (Lucy Quartermaine Jewellery)
  • Claire Beatson (Nightingale Jewellers)
  • Fatima Hammal (Purely Diamonds)
  • Tina Mollard (Time and Motion Jewellers)