We have been very privileged to have won a significant number of awards of the past years for our work within the jewellery industry and beyond. We are very proud of this list!
The Institute of Directors' "Women Changing the Business World" Awards 2014 Nomination
Harriet was absolutely thrilled to be amongst the top 6 women judged to have changed the business world in 2014. The Institute of Directors felt that "Through her emphasis on bespoke design, ethically sourced gems and Fairtrade gold, Harriet has helped revitalise the jewellery industry."
The UK Jewellery Awards 2013 - Winner of "Boutique Retailer of the Year"
We were delighted to be awarded possibly the most prestigious award in the UK jewellery industry in 2013 - Boutique Retailer of the Year - for our newly refitted and relaunched Hertfordshire Jewellery Centre. Following our success with our Cambridge store, we applied our unique blend of designers and retail to our amazing tudor barn space in rural Hertfordshire with what the judges felt were spectacular results.
Retail Week Magazine's "Interior Awards 2013" Finalist
Retail Week Magazine chose our refitted Jewellery Centre in Hertfordshire to stand alongside prestigious flagship stores across the world in their shortlist for the best and most innovative interior retail designs.
The British Jewellers' Association Awards 2013 "Industry Contributor of the Year" Finalist
Harriet was one of the 4 finalists in the British Jewellers' Association Awards 2013. In the category "Industry Contributor", people working in the jewellery world were given an opportunity to nominate and vote for who they thought were the most influencial people working in their industry - Harriet was on the list - and although she didn't win this, she was very proud to have been a finalist.
Hertfordshire Business Awards 2013 "Small Business of the Year" Finalist
Closer to home, Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery fought off considerable completition from the thousands of businesses based in Hertfordshire to become one of 2013's finalists for the category "Small Business of the Year". The teams contribution to the community through their "kids' jewellery making workshops" and other local activities impressed the judges.
Cambridge Business Excellence Awards 2012 "Small Business of the Year" Winner
Cambridge were surprised to discover that the quiet and unassuming jewellery shop in the cobbled streets of Green Street was in fact a national market leader and innovator in bespoke jewellery design. They were so proud of their discovery that they awarded the company "Small Business of the Year"
UK Jewellery Awards 2012 "Independent Retailer of the Year 2012" Finalist
Harriet and the team were just pipped at the post for the Rolls Royce of all jewellery awards - the "Independent Retailer of the Year" at the UK Jewellery Awards. Although the team were disappointed to not win they were thrilled to have reached the final and judged one of the very best jewellers across the UK.
Professional Jeweller Magazine's "Hot 100 2012" Listing
For a second year running HKBespoke was listed in Professional Jeweller Magazine's "Hot 100". The magazine produces a list of businesses and individuals who have contributed something new and interesting to the industry that year.
Retail Jeweller Magazine's "Inspiring Independent 2012" Top 25 Listing
Retail Jeweller Magazine listed Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery in their "Independent Retailer of the Year" awards. The list contains the best and most exciting independent jewellers from across the UK and HKBespoke were delighted to be near the top of the list nationally.
Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2012 "Small Business of the Year" Winner
This was a new award set up in Hertfordshire to flag inspirational business from the Hertfordshire area. Harriet and the team won "Best Small Business" and were delighted to find themselves on stage receiving the trophy with an amazing range of succesful businesses from the local area.
SpecSavers Everywoman in Retail Awards 2011 "Woman of the Year"
Harriet was nominated for the SpecSavers Everywoman of the Year Award in 2011 and she was amazed to discover she had made it to the final stage of voting. To cut a long story short, she found herself at the Savoy in London surrounded by all the top women in British retail and to her absolute shock was given the overall title of "Woman of the Year 2011" for being an inspiration to women in the retail sector.
UK Jewellery Awards 2011 "Business Initiative of the Year" Winner
The launch of HKBespoke's groundbreaking "Bespoke Jewellery for the high street" shop and studio in Cambridge was so successful that the team won "Business Initiative of the Year" at the UK Jewellery Awards. The judges were blown away by the company's inspirational approach to helping jewellery designers with their career progression.
Professional Jeweller Magazine's "Hot 100 2011" Listing
The launch of Professional Jeweller Magazine's "Hot 100" list saw Harriet and the team listed near the top. A glittering party in London saw the list unveiled and all were delighted with this acheivement.
Retail Jeweller Magazine's "Inspiring Independent Jewellers 2011" Top 50 listing
Retail Jeweller Magazine's "Inspiring Independent" award is a celebration of innovation in the independent sector of the jewellery industry. Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery were in the list in 2011 and were very proud to be mentioned amongst the best.
The 1st Independent Jewellers Worldwide to be licensed to use Fairtrade gold and a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council
Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery was the first independent UK jeweller to be fully certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council. The certification process is involved and includes the whole business being auditted to ensure it meets strict ethical guidelines. Having achieved this, the company became the first independent jewellers in the world to be both RJC certificed and licensed by the Fairtrade Foundation to use Fairtrade gold.
One of the first 20 jewellers worldwide to launch Fairtrade gold
Fairtrade gold was a long time coming but Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery was very pleased indeed to be invited to become one of the first twenty jewellers in the world to be licensed to used Fairtrade gold. Working with the Fairtrade Foundation to help establish and develop the process has been a rewarding experience for all involved and we are very pleased that this has helped people in the third world giving them opportunities they would not have otherwise had.