This is the highest group level of support and a unique category of sponsorship that denotes a significant commitment and collaboration to the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards. Therefore the exposure and branding is appropriate to this positive partnership and substantial pledge.
Various special awards are attributed to special patrons in the competition that are linked to aspects of design or craft sections in the competition. Their named awards provides exclusive coverage, marketing and branding opportunities to foster, exploit and utilise.
Special Patrons are also invited and encouraged to present their named award at our unique and prestigious awards evening at Goldsmiths’ Hall, providing a perfect setting and context to further benefit from the considerable potential available across such an event and occasion. This in turn, has generated excellent opportunities for companies, entrants and the Council to collectively create greater meaning, purpose and importance to the celebrations, networking, communication and collaboration that evolve and emanate from this activity and engagement.
The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council views this as a very positive development in the structure and nature of the competition and encourage others to be Special Patrons to the competition in the future.
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Special Patron.
The Goldsmiths’ Centre
The Goldsmiths’ Centre is a visionary development for the jewellery and silversmithing industries and their allied trades, the local community and the general public – a unique space in which to learn, work and relax.
It offers fully equipped training workshops and design studios, managed workspace, conference and exhibition space and a café that is open to the public. The Centre’s mission is to support creativity, craftsmanship and community with an emphasis upon the craft of the goldsmith or ‘worker in precious metal’.
International Jewellery London
International Jewellery London showcases over 600 exhibitors from 30 countries with over 150 first time exhibiting companies. As the UK’s most established, premier jewellery trade exhibition, the show is the perfect place to find out the latest trends, source new and exciting products, network and attend the industry’s leading seminar programme.
Brown and Newirth
For nearly 50 years Brown and Newirth have been creating fine jewellery collections of handmade engagement, wedding and eternity rings and partnership jewellery at their London workshops since 1967.
Today over 1,000 pieces of fine jewellery pass through their workshops every week. Each item undergoes intense scrutiny and quality checks and this expertise, coupled with the latest scanning, laser and sintering technologies, combine to create individual jewellery of extraordinary quality and finish.
Their success is based on fervent attention to detail and unrelenting passion for exceptional quality, design and outstanding service to some of the UK’s most prestigious jewellery retailers.
Baird & Co.
Founded by the late Tony Baird, still family owned, proudly independent, and now approaching its 50th Anniversary, Baird & Co. was established as a firm in 1967. Baird & Co. is a full service Bullion Merchant, Refiner, Fabricator and Manufacturer of precious metals, based in London, producing cast and minted bars in Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium and the world’s only Rhodium bar.
They hold a large selection of internationally recognised coins and a wide variety of the more exotic collectable coins. Baird & Co. is the UK’s largest Gold refinery producing Fine Gold and a range of carated alloys suitable for the jewellery industry. They also produce Silver grain and sections in other precious metals, and are the UK’s premier scrap buyer.
In addition, Baird & Co. manufactures a wide range of wedding bands in many styles, and in all carats and colours as well as Platinum and Palladium. Baird & Co. is a member of the LBMA, the LPPM and an official Royal Mint partner.
Boodles is a leading British fine jeweller whose reputation has been built on the company’s innovative design, quality and exceptional customer relationships. Founded in 1798, the business has remained a family company which is currently run by brothers Nicholas and Michael Wainwright.
Boodles flagship showroom is in London’s Bond Street and has four additional shops in the capital, including Harrods and The Savoy Hotel. Three further stores are in the North of England with another in Dublin.
Boodles place great emphasis on the acquisition of exquisite gemstones, the finest craftsmanship and the best of British design, creating beautiful, unique and contemporary jewellery designs that are recognised worldwide.