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ACID welcomes new COO

Anti Copying in Design (ACID) is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Newbold Breen as Chief Operating Officer. Laura began her new role on 4th December 2023. Having previously been Head of Legal for Magmatic Ltd, which owned the Trunki brand prior to its successful transition to new ownership earlier this year, Laura brings a wealth of relevant experience through her incredible journey on the inside track of a company which, despite its incredible success, had to battle many copycat storms along the way. What better experience could she bring to ACID than being at the coal face of what many in the UK face.

Posted: 19 December 2023

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Digital Academy invites you to a panel discussion with women in the design industry

Women's power is at work in the next episode of the Digital Academy: three top international designers and architects share their views on the challenges, opportunities and successes of women in architecture and design-related fields. Esha Gupta, Founder and Editor, Design Pataki, India, Molly McGowan, Management Partner, Ennead Architects, USA, and Shida Salehi, Founder and Principal, Customs Bureau, England talk about their different experiences and share their requirements for the future. The discussion will be hosted by Mike Chapman, co-founder and executive producer of the television series ByDesign TV.

Posted: 1 September 2023

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Ben Massey appointed as NAJ Chief Executive Officer

Ben Massey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ), with the announcement made at the NAJ Summit.

Ben Massey's appointment comes after sustained growth for the Association across membership and its education offering. Ben transitioned to Principal Officer last year, helping lead the NAJ's Senior Management Team, building stronger links within industry and in government and ensuring the effective implementation of the Association's strategy. He now becomes CEO with immediate effect.

NAJ President Gary Wroe said: "I would like to express my gratitude to Ben on behalf of the National Committee for his dedication and hard work during the recent structural and strategic changes. His contribution has been vital to the Association's progress and accomplishments."

Posted: 29 August 2023

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25% of young people would like to work in fashion

Recent data highlights a striking trend among those aged 18-25 revealing that three quarters of young adults want to work in the UK's booming creative industries, but career pathways are not clear. A study conducted between 1,000 young adults and commissioned by Ravensbourne University London – a specialist university for the creative and digital industries – revealed two in three (43%) young adults are either employed in creative industries (17%) or actively seeking employment in them (26%), with another third (33%) expressing interest in working in the creative sector[i]. The top five industries that young adults are interested in are TV and film (33%), Design (28%), Fashion (25%), Music (23%) and Games (22%)1.

Posted: 18 August 2023

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Creative Retail Awards reveal Shortlist for 2023

The Creative Retail Awards are delighted to announce the Shortlist for the 2023 Awards. The Shortlist presents some of the very best in global retail, leisure, and hospitality design & display with projects including Flannels, Gaucho, Selfridges, Myriam K, Hamleys, Nike and many more. The panel of Judges found it even tougher than usual this year to Shortlist the entries, with exceptional quality submitted from all corners of the globe, from North America, across Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East. As physical retail evolves, design and experience have become more influential tools than ever. The Creative Retail Awards have recognised the industry's best companies and talent since 2018. With categories including sustainability, omni-channel, technology, VM schemes, POP/POS, shopfitting, store design, experience, and innovation, the Awards recognise talent across the full spectrum of design and display.

Posted: 27 July 2023

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Pure London announces its exclusive content programme

Pure London has announced its exclusive content programme for the show's return to the iconic Olympia London this July. A trade collective of global fashion designers, brands, buyers, creative minds and inspiring trends, the next edition of Pure London will host a series of exclusive trend sessions from Malaïka Ewande, Founder and Creative Director of creative consulting bureau, Vesuvius, panel discussions, seminars from industry leaders and the highly anticipated SS24 catwalk shows.

Posted: 7 July 2023

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jewellerybox.co.uk has announced launch

jewellerybox.co.uk has announced the launch of a new sterling silver Bespoke Birth Flower Collection. The collection features a range of crafted pieces, each designed to celebrate the unique beauty and symbolism of the 12 birth flowers. With three necklace styles to choose from, each featuring a delicate birth flower pendant and a second disc which can be engraved with a message of your choice, and an adjustable bracelet - there are plenty of options.

Posted: 17 May 2023

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Kate Mason joins ACID as Director of Marketing

Anti Copying in Design (ACID) has announced the appointment of Kate Mason as Director of Marketing.

Kate brings a wealth of experience to the ACID team not only from her impressive credentials within the creative industries but also from her pioneering role leading The Big Draw, now a global organisation, helping children to recognise their creative soul through exploration and expression of ideas. Kate also brings her enthusiasm and passion for arts and crafts as Chair of the Society for Designer Craftsmen (SDC).

Posted: 29 March 2023

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