Jason Holt, the brains behind Hatton Garden based jewellery empire Holts Jewellery, has been announced as co-winner of the prestigious Local Hero award at the Growing Business Awards 2012. His title is in honour of his leadership and entrepreneurship within the regeneration of the UK jewellery industry, his investment in UK craft skills, and his work creating sustainable jobs and businesses to aid the economy.
Ken Dilley, regional managing director of Mid Markets, explained: “James has put…young people and a vital UK industry at the heart of everything he has done and is an outstanding example to us all.”
Matthew Rock, co-founder of Real Business, added: “Jason Holt’s new title of Local Hero is thoroughly deserved. More businesses must question their core purpose and values and change the way they measure success if they are to follow Jason’s example and help local communities and UK industries to thrive.”
It seems that Jason is already thinking ahead to his next venture, as it was recently announced that he will be guest editing Professional Jeweller magazine for January 2013.