Jason Holt Wins UK Jewellery Award!

Posted on the 26th July 2012

It’s been celebrations all round since our CEO Jason Holt was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry prize, sponsored by Retail Jeweller, at last week’s UK Jewellery Awards. The award was presented to Jason in recognition of his tireless work in transforming the way Hatton Garden trains the next generation of designers and manufacturers, with Holts Academy offering the only accredited apprenticeship scheme in the jewellery industry. The Academy now trains 1,000 jewellery designers and manufacturers at three London locations. Despite all his work over the past ten years, the award came as a complete surprise to Jason, who said about his win: ‘As they were reading out the winner’s achievements I thought – what a coincidence that someone else had also done this, but it wasn’t until my name was announced that I realised the award was for me! I am genuinely shell-shocked to win this award, which is, in truth, a recognition of the hard work of Lee Lucas and his Academy team for making a real difference and addressing the skills needs of our wonderful industry.’