London Jewellery School Director, Jessica Rose shortlisted for ‘Spirit of London Award’

London Jewellery School Founder and Director Jessica Rose is one of the three shortlisted entrepreneurs up for the 2011 Spirit of London Awards in the category of young business entrepreneur.

The Spirit of London Awards also dubbed as the ‘Community Oscars’ was set up in 2009 by the Damilola Taylor Trust in order to address the imbalance in the way young people were perceived due to a small minority who create negative media headlines.

This years award ceremony will take place on 10th October at the Royal Albert Hall co-hosted by former x-factor favorite Stacey Solomon joined by a whole range of stars with performances from Tinchy Stryder, Katy B and London street dance troupe Diversity to name a few.

The judges for Jessica’s category are none other than dragons den star Theo Paphitis, Shadow Business & Enterprise Minister Chuka Umunna and MP and minister for work and pensions Chris Grayling – so lets hope they like jewellery 🙂

The Judges

On Monday 19th September Jessica will be attending an event with the Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street with all the finalists and she will of course be attending the award ceremony where a short video on how she set up the jewellery school will be shown to the 5,000 strong audience.

‘I’m delighted to be nominated for a spirit of London award, it seems like such a positive thing to celebrate what young people can achieve and I hope that I can inspire others of all ages to follow there passion and do what they love’ Jessica Rose, London Jewellery School Director.

Jessica’s category is sponsored by Barclay’s Bank.

Tickets are still available for the award ceremony and can be purchased from the link below:

All proceeds will go towards supporting the legacy vision of Damilola Taylor – both the Spirit of London Awards, and the year-round outreach of our teams helping young Londoners succeed.


  1. Posted September 17, 2011 at 10:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations. Best of luck for Monday!

  2. Posted September 30, 2011 at 9:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations! Really pleased for you. You have set up a great business, and a very approachable school with lovely staff! Fingers crossed for you

  3. Jos Thomas-
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I get more impressed and inspired by the moment.

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