In this episode of the BAJ Podcast: Lockdown Series, BAJ talks to Harriet Kelsall, Founder and Chair of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery, about how established businesses can adapt to the challenge we currently face, whilst continuing to meet customer demands.
Harriet Kelsall is a highly respected bespoke designer and business trailblazer working in the UK jewellery industry. She was the 2016 HSBC Forward Ladies “Retail Business Woman of the year”; was Everywoman’s “Retail Woman of the Year” in 2011; one of The Institute of Directors magazine’s six “women who have most changed the business world” in 2014 and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and of the City of London. She is the Chair of the National Association of Jewellers and a non-executive director for both the Responsible Jewellery Council and the British Hallmarking Council. She is a regular keynote speaker on ethics and CSR, advised the government on jewellery skills as part of the Creative and Cultural Skills Academy and speaks nationally and internationally about responsible business. Harriet is passionate about helping creative business flourish and her book on the subject called “The Creative’s Guide to Starting a Business: How to turn your talent into a career” has just won at the 2019 Business Book of the Year Awards.
As professionals in the jewellery industry are forced to break with their usual routines, BAJ has been looking at the alternative ways in which jewellers can continue working. And what better time than now to discuss them? In our dedicated Lockdown podcast series, BAJ and guests will cover a range of topics providing insights those in the jewellery field navigating this difficult time.
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