INDUSTRY NEWS – UK’s NAJ announces 2022 Chair’s Award, recognising Outstanding Contribution


The UK’s National Association of Jewellers has announced the launch of the 2022 NAJ Chair’s Award, recognising the outstanding contribution of an individual or business within the jewellery industry.

The 2022 NAJ Chair’s Award, sponsored by Presman Mastermelt, will be presented at the Benevolent Society Christmas Ball, held at the Grand Hotel Birmingham on Thursday, 8th December.

INDUSTRY NEWS – UK’s NAJ announces 2022 Chair’s Award, recognising Outstanding Contribution

The inaugural Chair’s Award was shared between the three trade charities of the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, The Silversmiths’ and Jewellers’ Charity and the Benevolent Society for their tireless work supporting jewellery professionals through Covid. This year, the award will recognise the outstanding contribution of a person or business in recognition of ongoing commitment and dedicated service to the jewellery trade.

Announcing the award, NAJ Chair Heather Callaway said,

“I’m delighted to announce the launch of the Award recognising the contributions individuals and businesses have made to the jewellery community. As a trade association for the whole jewellery sector, it is vital that we can shine a spotlight on the contributions of individuals and businesses that have maintained incredible commitment and unwavering dedicated service for the betterment of the trade.”

Gary Williams, General Manager of Presman Mastermelt, concurs:

“Presman Mastermelt has a long history of helping the jewellery trade, and we are excited to support this wonderful award. We look forward to celebrating with the winners at this year’s Benevolent Society Ball.”

While the Chair’s Award will not be a traditional nomination process, members are invited to make a recommendation before a deadline of Thursday, 18th November.

Please ensure your recommendation includes names, details and no more than 300 words on why the person or business should be considered for the award.

Email your recommendations to [email protected] before Thursday, 18th November.