The National Association of Jewellers is excited to unveil the finalists for this year’s NAJ Awards, which will be held at a glittering awards ceremony on 5th December 2019 at the St. John’s Hotel, Solihull.

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The shortlist, selected by the NAJ editorial team, was whittled down to between three and five finalists across 11 categories. The team were looking for evidence of innovation and achievement, teamwork, leadership and contribution to wider society. The entries didn’t disappoint. Simon Forrester, Chief Executive of The National Association of Jewellers, described the entries as “competitive” across the board, and showing “true business impacts”. He added:

“These were great submissions and all with their own unique strengths and creativity. What a showcase of innovation!”

The NAJ Awards would not be possible without the support of NAJ members and sponsors, which this year welcomed online diamond marketplace Nivoda as headline sponsor. Nivoda, who operate globally with offices in London, Mumbai and Hong Kong have a vision to build a trusted marketplace for the jewellery industry, where suppliers and retailers come to find everything they need to best serve their customers and strengthen their profits.

Local Business John McKay Jewellers based on Moss Street, Paisley is selected in the Category Retailer of the Year to which the owner Lesley Catherine Elder couldn’t hide her delight and surprise but customers of John McKay Jewellers are certainly not surprised with praise in-store and on social media.

Everyone at the Paisley website wishes this talented successful local business all the very best and we are sure that the award will be travelling up to Paisley very soon.


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