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

    10 up-and-coming designers were selected by the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) and IJL to have the unique opportunity to showcase their jewellery at IJL 2017 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. Entries for KickStart are now closed.

  • Designers will benefit from

    • Exhibiting with like-minded designers on a group stand in IJL's prestigious Design Gallery
    • IJL training day (covering marketing, PR and maximising participation at events) and a pre-event planning session
    • Post IJL mentoring from the NAJ (further details in due course)
    • NAJ advice regarding intellectual property and pricing
    • Pre and post event promotion and PR
    • Exposure on the IJL website (exhibitor listing which includes product gallery)
    • Support from experts (IJL Event team / NAJ and industry consultant Aldyth Crowther)
    • Exposure to IJL's 9,000 strong buying audience
    • The chance to win a stand at IJL 2018 following the 'KickStarter of the Year' competition
  • Participation Criteria

    • Product must be designed and made in the UK
    • Participating designers must have the capability to take and fulfill orders from retailers
    • Participants will be required to join the NAJ or be existing NAJ Members - please visit for more information
    • Product must be design led
    • Prodcut must be handmade or handcast
    • Precious and non precious jewellery is acceptable
    • All precious jewellery must be hallmarked where appropriate
    • Designers must not have previously exhibited independently at IJL
    • The business must have been in existence for less than 5 years
    • The business must have been in existence for at least 1 year
    • Participants will be required to attend the IJL training day and the pre event planning meeting
    • Participants will be required to send a post show report regarding business done at the show


    Please be aware that the KickStart workshop will be taking place on 14th June and you will be required to attend.*

  • How to Enter

    Applicants will be notified sometime in May if their application has been successful. 

    Successful KickStarters will incur the following cost for a stand:
    Exhibiting: £715 +VAT
    NAJ Membership: £181 +VAT

    To enter KickStart, please complete the online form below.

    DEADLINE - 10 APRIL 2017


    If you have any queries, please contact 

    * IJL has the right to amend the date of the KickStart workshop.

  • The IJL Journey - where can IJL take me?

    From KickStart to Industry Champion- work your way up the ladder and turn your passion for jewellery into a successful business with IJL!

    If you’re ready to turn your passion into a career, you’ll need to start at the beginning. At International Jewellery London this isn’t just the first rung on the ladder – it’s one of the most exciting opportunities in the international jewellery market, spearheaded by fashion and design talents that really know how to inspire.

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