Designer and Business Mentor
Organisation:First taught by her father, Harriet designed and made her first ring at the age of four, and sold her first pair of earrings at Covent Garden market on a friend’s stall at the age of 11! Harriet now runs the UK's leading bespoke jewellery design company, Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd, who design, make and retail their own jewellery. With a first class design degree, she founded her own company in 1998 from her kitchen table with the aim of making bespoke jewellery available to all and now has a team of 30 across two locations. The company has been a trailblazer in the industry both by playing a leading role in establishing the credibility of bespoke design and winning a clutch of prestigious national awards and celebrity clients along the way. Harriet was named the Everywoman in Retail “Woman of the Year 2011” and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. She mentors at the Peter Jones Academy and the Doug Richards School for Creative Start-ups and believes in encouraging creativity in the next generation. Harriet is also a part of the British Jewellery Association’s national committee.