About the BJA
The British Jewellers’ Association is the national trade association which promotes and protects the growth and prosperity of UK jewellery and silverware suppliers. Withover 1000 member companies, BJA represents manufacturers, bullion suppliers, casting houses, diamond and gem dealers, designer jewellers, silversmiths, craftsmen and women, equipment suppliers, wholesalers, galleries, internet retailers and traders.
Formed in 1887, the BJA has given strong leadership for the industry for nearly 125 years.
Our mission is to “promote and protect the growth the UK jewellery & silverware industry.”
We are committed to:
Helping members to improve their prosperity
Protecting the UK jewellery and silverware industries
Increasing the UK market share for BJA members
Increasing the share of export markets for BJA members
The BJA provides its members with a wide range of business services specially geared towards the jewellery and silverware industry which are specifically designed to save members time and money. The BJA also works hand in hand with major organizations, European and Domestic legislature, and key influencers to make sure that the views ofmembers are heard.
The BJA is part of the British Allied Trades Federation – a group of six trade associations in the consumer goods field, based in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. It has its own permanent Secretariat, which is based in Birmingham. Managed by a Chief Executive Simon Rainer, he is responsible to the BJA National Committee under the leadership of an elected Chairman. Members are kept closely informed of all decisions taken by the committee and are encouraged to participate in the running of their association.
There are 3 classifications of BJA membership:
Full member – annual subscriptions are based on number of employees. Only full members can vote at the BJA AGM
Designer/Craftsperson – discounted rates available
International Associate (on application)
With all 3 classifications, members are asked to sign and abide by the BJA Code of Ethics:
1.To maintain the highest level of personal integrity, honesty and business ethics.
2.To comply with all Government laws and regulations relating to the jewellery, watch and related industries.
3.To support and abide by the Articles of Association and objectives of the British Jewellers’ Association and this Codeof Ethics.
4.To provide a standard of product and service of the highest possible quality commensurate with price.
5.To establish clearly the guarantee or service policy regarding all merchandise and to fulfill that policy.
6.To provide knowledgeable and competent expertise and clearly indicate the true quality of products offered for sale.
7.To adhere to sound business practices and thus ensure continuing service to customers and suppliers alike.
8.To refrain from all forms of design copyright and trademark infringement.
9.To refrain from trading in conflict diamonds.