Eponymous jewellery retailer Harriet Kelsall scooped the prestigious independent retailer of the year accolade at the recent Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards 2017.
The awards, which were held last week, saw many different businesses from across Cambridge gather at the Great Hall at King’s College to find out the winners in a variety of categories covering retail, general business and entrepreneurship.
Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery opened the doors of its Green Street studio and shop in Cambridge in May 2005, and since then has gone on to win a wide variety of awards.
At the awards, the business was praised for pioneering bespoke jewellery on the UK high street while the judges also commended the company’s contribution to Cambridge over the past year, driven by founder Harriet Kelsall who has recently brought together a team of female business leaders interested in charity, sustainability and community to begin work promoting better ethical business practices.
Harriet Kelsall said: “We were absolutely thrilled to win the award last night and very surprised. In a trailblazing city like Cambridge, with wonderful entrepreneurs and innovators, there are many diverse, successful businesses on the cutting edge of all kinds of industries.
“Cambridge is full of brilliant independent retailers, which are always in need of more support than the chains, so it’s great to have an award specifically for independent retail. I am overwhelmed that we won this amazing accolade. Thank you judges, and to the Cambridge BID for sponsoring this award.”