Simon R / Jewellery Industry Consultant
Areas of expertise
Ethical Jewellery - Business Development
Marketing for Designers/Makers
Communications and Marketing Strategies for Jewellery Retailers & Companies
Corporate Social Responsibility - Company framework development
Jewellery Business development
Consultant Simon has been involved in UK and International jewellery markets for over 25 years. He was Chief Executive of the British Jewellers’ Association, until its' 2016 merger with the NAG and re-branding as the NAJ (National Association of Jewellers).
During his time at the BJA, Simon was a Director of The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and was an Executive Vice President of The World Jewellery Federation (CIBJO) in addition to being an Honorary Member of The London Diamond Bourse, he worked closely with The British Government, Civil Society, Metropolitan Police and the British Standards Institute. Simon was also one of the founding partners in the UK Jewellery Ethics Committee, and worked extensively with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office for reform to the Kimberley Process.
In addition to being an industry ambassador for greater transparency in the jewellery supply chain, he has been a champion of the many benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility.
In 2014 he received the “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” award at the prestigious UK Jewellery Awards.
Simon is the author of many industry papers, and produced both the Jeweller’s Social Responsibility Framework and the extensive Jewellery Retailers Handbook.
Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter - May be willing to travel, please ask for details.
Request a business consultancy or one-to-one mentoring session with Simon
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