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Retail Jeweller unveils Rising Stars 30 Under 30 2018

Retail Jeweller has today (April 25) revealed the line-up for its 2018 edition of Rising Stars 30 Under 30.

The initiative, now in its fourth year, aims to recognise the best up-and-coming talent from across all areas of the industry from manufacturing and design through to marketing and PR.

This year competition was tougher than ever with a record number of entries and nominations received from all sizes and type of jewellery business and the Retail Jeweller editorial team had a tough job whittling down the entries to a shortlist of just 30.

The aim of Rising Stars is to build greater awareness of the career paths available to young people in the jewellery and watch industry.

Full details regarding this year’s line-up can be found in the May issue of Retail Jeweller which is out today. However, a full list of the final 30 is also detailed below.

Commenting on this year’s list, Retail Jeweller editor Ruth Faulkner, said: “We were quite simply bowled over by the number and type of nominations we received this year, demonstrating just how many talented individuals we have working in our sector.

“Some of the entries were really inspiring and huge congratulations to all those who made the shortlist, these people really are the future leaders of the industry.”

Rising Stars 30 Under 30 2018

Designers/Designer Makers

Catherine McGinty, jewellery designer/maker, Catherine McGinty

Monique Daniels, founder and creative director, Monique Daniels Jewellery

Natalie Ball, founder and designer, Natalie Perry Jewellery

Libby Rak, designer and owner, Libby Rak Gallery of Jewellery

Amy Smith, fine jewellery and CAD designer, Jeremy France Jewellers

Rachel Whitehead, founder and designer, Rachel Whitehead Jewellery

Retail/Buying & Merchandising

Britni-May Edwards, assistant manager, Fraser Hart Cambridge

Harriet France, director, Jeremy France Jewellers

Catrin Jones, sales and valuations manager, Warrenders Jewellers

Zoe Lewis, customer service advisor, PA Jewellery

Joanne Maddison, assistant manager, Andersons of Warwick

Ford Prior, store manager, Stefans

Manufacturing, industry & apprentices

Abigail Buckingham, diamond mounter, Andrew Buckingham Silversmiths

Laureline Chateau, technical manager, AnchorCert Group

James Kydd, apprentice silversmith, Philip Kydd

Daniel Mellor, head goldsmith, David Mellor Family Jewellers

Stewart Beckley, diamond cutter, Monnickendam Diamonds

Louise Sorrell, apprentice engraver, Sam James Engraving


Felicity Allen, marketing manager, Anja Potze Fine Jewellery

Nicola Austin, marketing and communications executive, The Company of Master Jewellers

Ariane Kahn, account manager, Facets PR

Alice Singleton, marketing assistant, Green + Benz

Rebecca Smyth, content manager, Taylor & Hart

Chris Warner, marketing director, Anchor & Crew

Sales & Administration

Craig Cohen, national sales manager, Ntinga

Luke Coster, finance manager, AnchorCert Group

Hollie Francis, sales manager, Henryka

Amy Cunnington, senior sales executive, International Jewellery London

Jack Quinlan, product administrator, Hockley Mint,

Craig Sutherland, international account manager, Buckley London

The final 30 will be notified about an industry networking event to celebrate making the list in due course.

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