Lumbers Jewellers has had an exceptionally busy and successful year, to finish the year off in style Lumbers in-house goldsmith, Martine Gregory has gained the business another award, by being crowned ‘Workshop of the Year’ by the National association of Jewellers.
The winners of the 2018 NAJ Awards were announced at the Benevolent Society Ball on 13 th December. The awards are now in seventh year and the sponsors not only support our wonderful industry but also make a fantastic contribution to the Benevolent Society, the charity which supports retired members of the jewellery community, as well the talent of
today by awarding much needed educational bursaries.
Martine was awarded with a fantastic trophy designed by Lorna McNaught from the Birmingham School of Jewellery, it will serve as a fantastic reminder of the tools of our trade and remain a unique memory for years to come. Martine has been the mainstay of the Lumbers workshop and embraces both repairs and bespoke manufacturing with relish. Being
completely self-taught she has worked upon and made some of the finest jewellery sold in the midlands and, indeed, repaired jewellery with Royal provenance.
Managing Director, Dominic Gomersall, commented “We are exceptionally proud of Martine, this is a fantastic accolade which reflects our dedication to making sure that our clients get the best service, from every part of the business. I feel truly blessed to have a loyal employee like Martine, who has worked for the business for 37 years, first for my father,
and now for me.”
Martine would like to thank Lumbers local partners and most of all the loyal customers that visit the store and trust her with their jewellery. Martine has received fantastic feedback and support on social media in light of her award which goes to show her skills and hard work have built a fantastic reputation for the business.