KGK Group, one of the few conglomerates covering the entire spectrum of mining, sourcing, manufacturing and distributing coloured stones, diamonds and jewellery was recognised as the Outstanding Enterprise of the Year, India Award at the seventh annual JNA Awards that was held alongside the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair on Monday, 17 September.
Delighted on this occasion, Sanjay Kothari, Vice Chairman of KGK Group, remarked, “We would like to express our gratitude to the respected jury who acknowledged us with the Outstanding Enterprise of the Year-India Award. It was truly an honour to receive this award amongst industry’s elite and eminent personalities, recognizing KGK’s exemplary business practices & standards. With years of hard work and fore-vision, I am proud to dedicate this award to the persistence diligence and dedication of KGKians”.
The KGK Group had been nominated under the three categories competing amongst the record-breaking entries of 127 submissions from 16 countries – Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam. Established more than a century by the Kothari family of Jaipur (India), the KGK Group, now in its fourth generation, operates a vertically integrated portfolio spreading from mines to brands, with a global presence across 17 countries spanning Asia, Australia, North and South America, Europe and Africa.
The glittering gala event, which honoured industry forerunners and ground-breakers is one of the most prestigious award programmes in the international jewellery and gemstone industry, has been declared a spectacular success. Organised by UBM Asia, the JNA Awards were dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of excellence, leadership, innovation and best business practices in the field of jewellery and gemstone.
44 Honourees or finalists across 12 award categories that made exceptional contributions to the industry were acknowledged at the grand celebration. The occasion witnessed an independent judging panel of industry experts and the presence of many prominent industry leaders and influencers.
Letitia Chow, Chairperson of the JNA Awards, Founder of JNA, and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, said, “Our industry is facing some challenging times, but we should not be discouraged. Instead, this is the time to be innovative. This is the time to seek business opportunities with a different light and angle, and form alliances and collaborations to create win-win situations. Our Honouree companies and individuals embrace this mindset to drive their businesses forward. Once again, I would like to express my deep appreciation and sincere congratulations to all companies and individuals who took part in this year’s Awards. Together, we can make this industry flourish.”
In addition to Headline Partners Chow Tai Fook, SDE and DANAT, the JNA Awards is supported by Honoured Partners KGK Group, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND).