Gifts Today magazine

Benevolent Society Ball

British Jewellery Giftware & Finishing Federation Benevolent Society Ball took place at The St Johns Hotel Solihull, with Jewellery & Watch as headline sponsor.

The Benevolent Society Ball, which took place on 1 December, attracted guests from the jewellery, giftware, surface engineering and luggage and leathergoods associations which are member organisations of the British Allied Trades Federation.

Incorporated within this longstanding annual Charity Event were the National Association of Jewellers Member Awards which are designed to flag up all that is most excellent about the UK’s extremely diverse jewellery industry: its bright new talent, its design skills and creativity and its capacity to truly serve its customers whether they are other businesses, on-line jewellery buyers or the consumer in the High Street.

David Simons, the Benevolent Society's Chairman, was delighted that over 400 guests attended the black tie event with many companies using it as the perfect occasion to celebrate Christmas with staff and their colleagues. He was equally delighted to thank Lynn Snead, Jodie Littleford of T H March, and Gill Price for all of their hard work in organising this highly successful night out.

The Benevolent Society was particularly grateful that Jewellery & Watch had agreed to become the Headline Sponsor for the Charity Evening. This is yet another indication of how this progressive events company continues to engage and work closely with all Sectors of the Jewellery & Giftware Trades for the benefit of all.

A Charity Auction was conducted by David Doyle of Jewellery Brokers and early indications are that over £40,000 was raised on the evening for the Charity. L

Tables at this year’s event were taken by many companies, including the CMJ, Cooksongold, Charles Green & Sons, Gemporia, Continental Jewellery, Diamonds Please, Weston Beamor, Hockley Mint, Clogau Gold, C W Sellors, T H March, Mastermelts and Rivermounts, to name but a few.

The date for next year’s Benevolent Society Ball is Thursday 30th November and it will again be held at The St John' Hotel, Solihull following the success of this year’s Ball. Early bird tickets at a special rate can be obtained by contacting either Lynn Snead or Gill Price at the Federation 0121 745 4613 or 0121 237 1138. 


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