IJL & the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) launch the 10th edition of KickStart; the Jewellery Industry's Leading Launch Pad. The search for the 6 up-and-coming designer has begun.

    Since launching in 2009, KickStart has given jewellery designers the chance to start their industry careers in the most vibrant & engaging way possible; The selected 6 designers will have the unique opportunity to showcase their jewellery at IJL 2019 on a group stand prestigious Design Gallery, giving them access to our leading trade-only audience, buyers, retailers & leading mentoring programme.

    Want to be the next Stephen Webster, Shaun Leane, Solange Azagury-Partridge, ChloBo or Sif Jakobs, then KickStart is for you.

    Submissions for KickStart 2019 are now CLOSED.

    Winners will be notified by the end of April 2019

    • It was so valuable to be able to chat to trade professionals at IJL as well as being able to see which pieces stood out the most to retailers which will help me to develop my collections in the future.

      • Natalie Ball
      • Natalie Perry Jewellery, 2018 KickStart Winner
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      IJL is a brilliant opportunity for new brands to meet international buyers, galleries and fellow designers. I think being prepared for these meetings is key. Be ready to take orders!

      • De Anna Kieran
      • De Anna Kieran Jewellery, 2010 KickStart Winner
    • KickStart helped me get a fast growth to my business. I got to know the market in a way I would have had to work very hard for without the KickStart platform.

      • Ulrikke Vogt
      • Ulrikke Vogt Jewellery, 2009 KickStart Winner
    • KickStart has been a tremendous help with getting exposure to senior (inter)national people in the industry in a short time, which would otherwise have taken much longer to achieve & was a great confidence boost.

      • Laura Parra
      • Laura Parra Jewellery, 2015 KickStart Winner
    • It was an amazing opportunity to show my work to a wide spectrum of the retail world. Taking part taught me how to present my work in a very professional manner and deal with retailers. It also put me in touch with my first stockists.>

      • Cecile, Gilbert
      • Tiki Jewellery, 2016 KickStart Winner
  • 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 2019 on a dedicated KickStart stand.

    Find Out More


    • Jewellery designed & made in the UK
    • Business must be between 1 - 5 years old
    • Must have capability to take & fulfil orders
    • Will be required to join the National Association of Jewellers
    • Precious & non precious jewellery are acceptable
    • The business must have been in existence for less than 5 years

    Why IJL?

    Kickstart 2018 Winners

    Take a look back at the winners of KickStart 2018 and find out more about these new talented designers, their work and their journey after IJL 2018.

    View the winners

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