Recognition a milestone achievement for company

SAVUSAVU’S J. Hunter Pearls Fiji achieved another milestone again after being selected as an Honouree in the Sustainability Initiative of the Year category of JNA Awards 2017.

A statement from the company said the JNA Awards, organised by UBM Asia, now in its sixth year, was a premier awards program that recognised and celebrated excellence and achievement in the jewellery and gemstone industry, with a focus on the advancement of the trade in Asia.

This year, about 100 highly qualified entries from 13 countries and regions, namely China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, were received.

The categories that drew the most number of entries were the Industry Innovation of the Year, Brand of the Year — Retail and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Letitia Chow, chairperson of the JNA Awards and director of business development — Jewellery Group at UBM Asia said it was very motivating to see another year with record-breaking entry numbers, with first time entrants accounting for 22 per cent of the applications.

“Nowadays, companies have to innovate, not only to thrive, but to survive,” she said.

“The impact of innovation is evident in different aspects of a business, including marketing, supply chain management, gem and metal technologies, product development and business strategies.”

Meanwhile, proud owner Justin Hunter said they were excited and honoured to become a JNA Awards Honouree, which was a significant achievement in itself.

“We do not only view this as a prestigious endorsement of our business, but an acknowledgment of our commitment to excellence, responsible and ethical business practices, and innovation,” said Mr Hunter.

This year’s JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 14, at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

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