Kit Heath was founded in 1984 in North Devon by siblings Kit Heath and Katie Nickell (nee Heath). They have seen the business blossom over the years, growing from a family-run wholesaler to establishing a recognised designer sterling silver jewellery brand.
"I melted down our mother’s silver candlesticks to make jewellery that proved so popular I started designing here in the UK and importing from the far east. I sold into gift shops from my VW camper van and Katie collaborated and led the creative side. We developed systems that allowed the business to offer the first colour wholesale silver catalogues and next day delivery.
The business flourished and we established a strong name in the trade and our portfolio of brands evolved to meet the needs of a variety of consumers and markets.
Things that made us successful all those years ago remain true:
- Great design and commercially attractive collections
- Retail insight and a real understanding of what consumers want
Between us Katie and I have had an uncanny knack of knowing what will sell!"
Katie is Kit Heath's Creative Director.
"Working from Devon and London, I collaborate with Kit Heath’s in-house design team, friendly customer service staff and motivated sales and marketing teams — earning Kit Heath a loyal following of jewellery retailers and customers alike.
It's exciting to be finalist for Retail Jeweller Supplier of the Year 2020, in recognition of the high standard of service we offer.
We have a growing presence in the North American market where quintessentially British design is loved.
We also undertake varied and interesting design briefs for companies looking for bespoke designs exclusive to them."