The Jewellery & Crafts Academy was set up in 2012 by our founder, Angela Edwards, Chartered FCIPD (Chartered Fellow Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development).
For the past 30 years, Angela has worked with Private, Public, Charitable and Voluntary Sector Organisations specialising in people management, training and development, and headed Training and Human Resource Departments working at senior and director level. As part of her roles, she worked with people, helping develop skills, imparting knowledge and inspiring at all levels to develop their confidence so they can deliver effective, efficient and profitable services & products.
Following a period of serious health challenges, Angela decided to change career direction and start a business in the craft industry designing jewellery and a range of home accessories.
The opportunity arose to teach, mentor and support people who wanted to start their own "cottage industry" style business. This opportunity lead Angela to work with a British TV craft based channel as their "Business Expert & Guru" on a freelance basis. As part of this role, Angela runs the company's Business Academy programme and appears live on TV helping, advising and supporting hundreds (if not thousands) of viewers and customers every month.
It was a very proud moment in May 2015 when Angela wrote and published her first (of many) books. This moment was celebrated not only with family and friends, but also with the international craft community as the book was supported by the TV company as they launched it live on air.
To everyone's surprise and delight, the book sold out in a record 58 seconds! With a grateful and humbled heart, Angela has grown her following and continued to publish more books (4 in total to date with a 5th book due out in early 2018).
In 2018, Angela launched her online business academy training programmes and membership scheme for the multitude of clients who are unable to travel across the UK, Europe and further afield to learn from her. This is an exciting time for all concerned and we eagerly look forward to it.
Angela is here to support and help you, so please feel free to contact her by either completing the box below or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org