Jacobs the Jewellers in Reading is one of the five retailers in all of the UK nominated for this year’s The National Association of Jewellers’ (NAJ) Retailers of the Year award. The Retailer of the Year award is indeed one of the most prestigious accolades an NAJ member like Jacobs the Jewellers can receive. Awards from the NAJ gives businesses in the jewellery industry a chance to be recognised for all the hard work they put in.

We are honoured to be shortlisted for such an award from an influential organisation. The National Association of Jewellers Awards is the first event of the newly-formed association. The NAJ was established recently to lead, serve and represent the jewellery industry by promoting, protecting and providing its members through offices in London and Birmingham. The organisation’s focus is to promote professional development and inspire consumers to make informed purchases from their ethical members.

All nominees are recognised for their excellence in their respective fields. Of course, we would not be shortlisted if we did not rise to the challenge. Jacobs the Jewellers has always strived to improve since the having been established over 65 years ago. We have been able to maintain excellent overall business performance, refreshed marketing campaigns each year, new social media opportunities, increase staff training and developed our in-house workshop and CAD facilities.

In 2015, Jacobs the Jewellers also initiated and held an in-store exhibition for new jewellery silver designers from the local Bishopland finishing school, hosted two new customer facing events – “learn to play” games and a dinner at a local casino. We also deepened our relationships with the Reading region through various community groups and charitable donations.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony that will be held in conjunction with the NAJs benevolent ball at St. John’s Hotel on 03 December 2015.

About Jacobs The Jewellers

Jacobs the Jewellers is one of the most renowned jewellery shops in all of Reading. Jacobs is a family-run, independent jewellery and watch shop that specialises in diamond, coloured gemstone jewellery, bespoke rings and prestigious brands of watches and jewellery. Amongst other awards Jacobs has received in recent years include Readings Best Independent Retailer in 2013 and UK’s Top 50 Inspiring Independent Jewellery Shops from 2012 to 2014.