Independent CMJ retailer Allum & Sidaway and CMJ suppliers Swarovski and WB The Creative Group were all huge winners at last night’s UK Jewellery Awards, which took place at the Hilton Park Lane yesterday (June 29).
Dorset based Allum & Sidaway scooped two awards, winning both Best Store Environment (for its new Salisbury store) as well as the coveted Retailer of the Year (five stores or fewer) award.
CMJ retailers Drakes Jewellers and Pressleys bagged the two brand new awards this year, with Drakes winning Marketing Campaign of the Year for its #JustBecause campaign and Gemma Clive from Pressleys winning Retail Sales Star.
WB The Creative Group also walked away with two awards, winning both Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year and Supplier of the Year award for its fine jewellery business Domino.
Global jewellery giant Swarovski also picked up an award, winning Jewellery Brand of the Year while Seiko won Watch Brand of the Year.
Welsh jewellery brand Clogau broke previous moulds and scooped the prestigious Retailer of the Year (six stores or more) award.
Bridal Jewellery Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Hockley Mint
Winner: Alexis Dove
New Designer of the Year Sponsored by International Jewellery London
Winner: Susi Smither, The Rock Hound
Watch Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Citizen Watch UK
Highly commended: Watchfinder & Co
Winner: Ray & Scott
Brand to Watch Sponsored by Facets PR
Winner: Mantra Jeweller
Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year
Winner: WB The Creative Jewellery Group
Best Store Environment: Sponsored by the Company of Master Jewellers
Highly commended: Daniella Draper
Winner: Allum & Sidaway
Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year Sponsored by Jewellery & Watch
Winner: Georg Jensen
Etailer of the Year Sponsored by Presman Mastermelt
Bridal Collection of the Year Sponsored by Presman Mastermelt
Winner: Furrer Jacot
Jewellery Designer of the Year Sponsored by WB The Creative Jewellery Group
Highly commended: Alex Monroe
Winner: Alexander Davis
Employer of the Year
Marketing Campaign of the Year Sponsored by Bransom
Winner: #justbecause, Drakes
Watch Brand of the Year
Retail Sales Star Sponsored by Uno de 50
Winner: Gemma Clive, Pressleys
Supplier of the Year
Retailer of the Year (five stores or fewer) Sponsored by TH March
Highly commended: Wongs Jewellers
Winner: Allum & Sidaway
Retailer of the Year (six stores or more) Sponsored by Bulova
Jewellery Brand of the Year Sponsored by Amazon Fashion
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Sponsored by Clogau
Winner: Mark Adlestone, Beaverbrooks
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