The UK Jewellery Awards (UKJA), the industry’s longest-running and most prestigious awards event, has confirmed the date, a brand-new venue and its headline sponsor for the 2018 event.
Taking place on July 4, 2018, the awards ceremony will move from the Hilton Park Lane, where it has taken place for the last two years, to a bigger venue, offering guests a new experience.
The new venue selected for the 2018 event is the Artillery Garden at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Estate in the heart of the City of London.
This summer party venue, which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, is set against the historic backdrop of Armoury House, just minutes from Liverpool Street and Old Street stations, and includes an inside awards venue as well as an outside space and garden complete with an adjacent fun fair.
The UKJA, together with Retail Jeweller, is also delighted to reveal that Welsh jewellery brand Clogau will be headline partner of this important industry event, for the fifth year running.
Retail Jeweller editor Ruth Faulkner explained: “This year, the 25th anniversary edition of the UKJA attracted in excess of 660 guests and the event has grown each year since 2014.
“As such we have taken the decision to relocate for 2018 to a venue with a larger maximum capacity that also offers all of our guests a little something extra. The Artillery Garden at HAC is an absolutely stunning location, complete with its own fun fair, and will make for the ideal place to host the event of the year.
The Artillery Garden at HAC
“We are delighted to welcome back Clogau as headline partner for the fifth year running and we look forward to working with them again in the run up to what is sure to be another memorable evening for everyone in the trade.
“Clogau’s ongoing support of the UKJA confirms their belief that this is a really important event in the industry’s calendar and we are incredibly grateful to them for helping to make the awards what it is.”
Clogau managing director Ben Roberts added: “We recognise the UK Jewellery Awards as the premier event in the trade and we are happy to once again be working with Retail Jeweller to offer our support to the industry through our sponsorship of what is guaranteed to be another absolutely fantastic night.”
The UK Jewellery Awards 2018 officially open for entries on Friday, October 20, 2017 and there will be some new categories added for next year’s event.
Keeping checking the Retail Jeweller website or the dedicated UKJA site at Awards.retail-jeweller.com for more details on the entry process, although reminders will be sent ahead of the official launch in October. And don’t forget to mark July 4 in your calendar for next year’s event.