Shaun LeaneThis May sees the launch of a new monthly networking event aimed at bringing together members of the jewellery community including early-stage jewellery business owners, designers of established brands, groups or individual jewellers.

The group, named London Jewellery Meetup was formed out of the realisation that there are too many start-up businesses and brands that don't have anywhere to go for advice and support. Through networking and sharing with other members, this support can be provided, and can hopefully lead to the development and growth of these businesses now and in the future.

Each ‘Meetup’ will feature a topic and inspirational speaker. The first event takes place on the 14th May at the Christopher Hatton Pub on Leather Lane, where Award Winning Jewellery Designer Shaun Leane will be speaking around the theme of ‘Workshop to Worldwide’ – something that many growing jewellery businesses can relate and aspire to. There will be the opportunity to meet Shaun as well as many other jewellery designers, businessmen and women so this is an event not to be missed.

The London Jewellery Meetup has been put together initially by a collaboration between Joshua Kovacs of IBB and Jessica Rose of the London Jewellery School with an aim to creating a long-term self-sufficient event that can be accessed and utilised by everyone involved in the jewellery industry. The event will be free to attend.
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‘It is often easy to forget that there is a whole community of jewellers out there that have done or are doing similar businesses to you, by offering a neutral platform to meet, learn from and engage with others we hope to help build a more collaborative industry with a sustainable future that we can all benefit from.' Jessica Rose, London Jewellery School Founder.

Guest speaker Shaun Leane said  ‘I was excited to hear about the London Jewellery Meetup and am honoured to be a part of it. With the right support and encouragement, there is great potential for even more of our talented British jewellers to succeed at home and abroad.’

For full information on the event including signing up for future events, visit the meet up page.

Read the GoJD interview with Shaun Leane here.

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