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
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.