The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has relocated its central London office to 45 Britton Street, close to London’s historic jewellery quarter in Hatton Garden.
Funds released upon the sale of the former National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) London headquarters in Luke Street have been reinvested into the new property, purchased jointly by the NAJ and the British Allied Trades Federation.
This is in line with the reassurances given to NAG members during the unification of the NAG and the British Jewellery Association (BJA) in June 2015, when the NAJ was officially formed.
Members of the national committee outside the new NAJ London office
Chief executive officer of the NAJ Michael Rawlinson said: “I am delighted that we have a new London base just a stone’s throw away from the heart of the London jewellery industry in Hatton Garden and just two doors away from the Goldsmiths’ Centre.
“I am sure that the trade will both feel and see the benefits of us being better located. Having completed the move just last Friday [February 17], I am delighted to welcome members of the national committee to both see our new home and talk to the staff today.”
The London office will house the NAJ’s education, compliance and advertising sales teams. Its membership and marketing departments will remain operating from its Birmingham office.