Claire Beatson, general manager of York’s ethical jeweller Nightingale, has been announced as one of a handful of shortlisted finalists in the Salesperson of the Year category at the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) Awards 2022.

The NAJ Awards, supported by headline sponsor, Nivoda, champion extraordinary talent within the UK jewellery industry and highlight the retailers, brands and suppliers going above and beyond for the trade and their customers.

Despite receiving countless nominations and facing stiff competition from a broad selection of the jewellery sector, Claire impressed the NAJ team and secured a coveted spot on the Salesperson of the Year Award shortlist.

The NAJ Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of June 12, 2022, during the Members’ Gala Dinner at the NAJ Summit 2022.

Claire shares her delight at being nominated: “I absolutely love my role, being able to help people bring their dream ring to life brings so much joy. So, to now be recognised by the National Association of Jewellers amongst some of the top industry professionals is truly an honour."

Ben Massey, principal officer at the NAJ says: “Our wholehearted congratulations to the entire Nightingale team who thoroughly deserve this place on the NAJ Awards shortlist. We were thrilled with the volume of nominations we received and all those who have secured a place on our shortlist should be very proud indeed. We know you have done incredible things over the last 12 months and have worked hard to counteract the challenges of the pandemic. This is a moment to celebrate all you have achieved!”

The NAJ Awards 2022 feature seven categories, including Retailer of the Year, Designer-Retailer of the Year, Team of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year, Designer of the Year, Supplier of the Year and Salesperson of the Year.