The UK’s National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has announced the seven award categories up for nomination at The NAJ Awards 2022, which will take place at the NAJ Summit Members’ Gala Dinner on Sunday, June 12.
After an enforced hiatus, The NAJ Awards will make a welcome return to the jewellery calendar supported by Headline Sponsor, Nivoda. This is an opportunity to champion extraordinary talent within the UK jewellery industry and highlight the business owners, teams and professionals going above and beyond for the trade and their customers.
Nominations are now open for the following award categories:
- Team of the Year (sponsored by TH March)
- Salesperson of the Year
- Designer of the Year (sponsored by Royds Withy King)
- Jewellery/Watch Supplier of the Year
- Retailer of the Year
- Workshop Professional of the Year (sponsored by HS Walsh)
- Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Gary Wroe, NAJ Chairman, says: “The NAJ Awards recognise and celebrate members doing extraordinary things. As a voice for the jewellery sector, we’re determined to champion excellence wherever it is found, and these categories provide a diverse showcase for the talent within our trade.”
On returning as Headline Sponsor of The NAJ Awards for 2022, David Sutton, CEO at Nivoda, comments: “We are delighted to be working with the National Association of Jewellers once again and proud to help them uncover and recognise the best in the UK jewellery industry. Innovation is at the heart of our business, and we are excited to hear about the innovative stories of the nominated businesses.”
Nominations are free for all NAJ members. Non-members are also eligible to enter at a fee of £150 per nomination. Nominations must be submitted via email to [email protected] with the chosen category, name of the individual nominee/business and supporting evidence.
Award category criteria can be found on the NAJ website via: naj.co.uk/naj-awards-2022
The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 14.