KickStart

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    KickStart is aimed at emerging UK designers looking to take their business to the next level!

    6 up-and-coming designers will be selected by the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) and IJL to have the unique opportunity to showcase their jewellery at IJL 2018 on a group stand in the prestigious Design Gallery. With exposure to a 9,000+ trade audience and leading industry experts at the show, the winners were offered the opportunity to attend a special training day before the event, covering all aspects of brand promotion. The NAJ will also provide mentoring following IJL.

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  • How does it work?

    Kickstart is the second phase of the IJL Journey. Successful Bright Young Gems are encouraged to take the next step and become a KickStarter.

    Since launching in 2009, Kickstart has given jewellery designers and brands the options to exhibit at IJL and meet prospective buyers and retailers. A shared KickStart stand slashes the cost of exhibiting, while our programme of promotion, benefits and complementary training increases your ROI. If you've got ambitions to be the next Stephen Webster, Shaun Leane, ChloBo or Sif Jakobs, then KickStart is for you.

    The IJL Journey

    What's in it for me?

    • Guaranteed promotion to an international trade press audience, plus a dedicated KickStart web page, blog posts and social media campaigns from IJL.
    • A training day in London that brings together leading industry advisors to give you tips on how to build a successful business.
    • An invitation to the IJL Curated evening event, a chance to network with journalists, bloggers and industry commentators.
    • A London travel and accommodation bursary courtesy of the Benevolent Society
    • The opportunity to exhibit at IJL 2018 on a dedicated KickStart stand.

    Why IJL?

  • 2017 KickStarters

    Take a look back at the KickStarters from 2017 and learn all about their products that helped them to become part of the KickStarter programme

    View our 2017 KickStarters

    KickStarter Alumni: Farrah Al-Dujaili

    Find out what the IJL Journey can do for you and see how it has helped our KickStarter Alumni, Farrah Al-Dujaili, on her journey to success as she shares her insights and advice in an IJL Blog exclusive.

    View the blog

  • KickStarter Press Release

    Want to find out more? Read the 2018 KickStarter press release here.

    Read the Press Release

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