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The Benevolent Society is The Giftware Associations connected charity, here is a little more about them.

What is The Benevolent Society?

The Benevolent Society is the charitable society of the British Allied Trades Federation, covering the giftware, jewellery, surface engineering and travelgoods and accessories industries.

What does The Benevolent Society do? 

The charity financially assists individuals who have previously worked in the industries covered by the British Allied Trades Federation and have fallen on hard times, and those who are embarking on or progressing careers in the industries.

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not be possible to provide vital assistance to those who worked hard to make our industries what they are today and those who are the future of our industries.

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Annabel was one of the first students to be awarded a bursary from the Benevolent Society in 2016. Her bursary enabled her to study on the BA Design for Industry course at the School of Jewellery Birmingham City University.

Annabel is now working within the bespoke design department of  Charles Green and Son in Birmingham.

“As a result of receiving the bursary I was able to create a fine jewellery collection  that was to an industry level standard. The bursary enabled me to work in precious metals, utilse my skills and passion for 3D printing and market and brand my collection. My degree collection secured me a  place as one of International Jewellery London’s (IJL) ‘Bright Young Gems’ in August 2017.

As a result of my participation in ‘Bright Young Gems’ IJL  I was offered a job as a CAD designer at Hockley Mint where I gained more experience in working in a fast paced CAD environment, costing bespoke work and 3D printing waxes for production and in February 2018 I started working  in the bespoke design department at Charles Green & Son.

“As a result of this initial bursary support I am now working in the jewellery industry and further developing my skills in design and new product development. I am grateful for this support from the Benevolent Society and I look forward to developing my skills further throughout my career.”

If you are interested in supporting The Benevolent Society or require assistance from us please contact Laura Banner on 0121 236 2657 laura.b.banner@gmail.com

 

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