NAJ postpones awards


Coronavirus: NAJ Postpones Education Awards

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The National Association of Jewellers has taken the decision to postpone the NAJ Education Awards until later in the year due to coronavirus.

The event, planned for Tuesday 17 March, is a celebration of those students who have successfully completed their JET Professional Jewellers' Diploma, Certificate of Appraisal Theory (CAT), JET Management Diploma or who have completed the course of study to become Registered Valuers at either MIRV or FIRV level.

Simon Forrester NAJ Chief Executive said

“With the coronavirus situation getting worse by the hour, and given the examples of other countries’ infection rates, we felt it was unwise to ask attendees to travel into central London at this time. While such precautions may seem over the top, we have a responsibility to our award winners, their families and colleagues, and to wider society to help reduce the spread of the disease and the burden on our healthcare system. We apologise for any disruption to individuals’ plans, and hope everyone can join us later in the year.”

NAJ Chair Harriet Kelsall of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery commented

“The Education Awards are a highlight in both NAJ’s and my own annual calendar, but they can be celebrated at any point. The Association’s Education team are working swiftly to secure alternative dates, and will be moving the event to another point in the year. My thanks to the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths for being understanding.”  


Rebecca van Rooijen


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