Artisans Bespoke Jewellers success at the recent Rotary Club of Paddington Business and Community Excellence Awards.

Artisans Bespoke Jewellers won the ‘Employee Engagement’ Award in recognition of excellence as a business and service to the community.

Club President Denise Spencer-Scarr of Rotary Paddington spoke at the Awards, explaining the role of Rotary in the Community.

‘Rotary was started by, and is made up of a group of professional and business people. Businesses generally, and business people in particular, continue to be part of the backbone of Rotary. It is these people who support and assist Rotary in doing what they do best which is to help in a myriad of ways to make the world a better place’, said Denise.

‘Being a passionate advocate for training Apprentices, mentoring the next generation and providing an exceptional workplace for professional development opportunities, this Award has truly been received with the utmost respect to Rotary and pride in my Team. Having now taken on our third Apprentice, the satisfaction in watching a Jeweller progress and improve, learning traditional handmade Jewellery techniques quite simply is what drives me. Artisans Bespoke Jewellers is an extremely close-knit Team, we are like Family, to win an Award from such an organisation as The Rotary Club of Paddington has filled our Workshop with such pride’, said Tammy Keers, owner of Artisans Bespoke Jewellers.  

The Rotary Club of Paddington Business and Community Awards received over Forty-Five Nominations across Seven Categories. President Denise Spencer-Scarr spoke of the celebration of outstanding achievements in each Business respective fields.
‘Your achievements serve as an inspiration to all of us and remind us of the power of passion, commitment, and resilience’, Denise said.

The Rotary Club of Paddington are involved in International Humanitarian Work with ‘Teacher In a Box’ being of prime example. Since 2017, this self-funded project provides people with off-line access to an extensive range of free educational and training materials via any wi-fi enabled device. Teacher In a Box has had a positive impact where there are limited teaching resources or teachers with limited education.

One of Artisans Bespoke Jewellers most recent Apprentices, now Qualified Jeweller – Shay Daly, was a Finalist in the Jewellers Association of Australia Jewellery Design Awards for her ‘Enchanted Iris’ Earring Design which featured Tanzanite, Pink and Purple Spinels and Sapphires.

In creating the acclaimed Jewellery Collection ‘Borboleta’, the Artisans Bespoke Jewellers Team worked both individually and in collaboration with one another to manufacture one hundred original Jewellery pieces. The breathtaking ‘Borboleta’ Necklace features the work of the entire Team with over Three Hundred Hours of labour on show.

‘Our Team worked incredibly hard to deliver the world class Borboleta Collection, each piece is truly one-of-a-kind. At Artisans we are always looking for ways to improve, whether that be in our Workshop or as part of our Design, Sales, Marketing and Administration Teams. I think we are a very unique business in the way we work together and support each other to be the best that we can be’, said Tammy.

The Rotary Club of Paddington meet Thursday mornings 7:00am at The Paddington Tavern, 186 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD, 4064. Enquiries are welcomed via email at