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Simon Elected to Vice Chairman of the NAG

Back to News Published: 17 Jul 2014

On the 18th June 2014 Simon was delighted and honoured to be unanimously elected to the position of Vice Chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths.

This illustrious Association has been serving Retail Jewellers since 1894, and Marmalade have been full members since our creation in 2004.

Following membership of the council in 2010 and invitation to the Board of Directors in 2012, Simon is delighted to be supporting new Chairman Andrew Hinds for the next 2 years before taking the Chair himself.

“There are many challenges facing the jewellery trade in the coming years, not least the rise of internet sales, technology advances and a loss of key skills that have formed the heart of our trade for many years.

Fortunately the Association under the previous Chairman started to rise to these challenges and is now changing the playing field in order to continue providing the assistance, guidance, support and education the Retail Jeweller and Trade needs now and going forward.

I am 100% committed to helping push forward with these ground breaking changes under the excellent leadership of Andrew Hinds.

We have accepted the challenge and understand the requirement to unify the various bodies within our sector in order to better serve the Trade as a whole in a more efficient and productive way.

We are looking forward to working closer and more happily with everybody in order to achieve our goals.”