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Emerging Talent Awards Shortlisted Nominees

We've been delighted by the overwhelming response to our Emerging Talent Awards, receiving nominations from across the industry, with submissions reflecting the contribution of a wide range of entrants.

The Awards are about recognising and rewarding the achievements of those at the beginning of their career in the sector and form part of Industry Day's third seminar session, Emerging Talent Awards: meet the new stars of the stone industry, on Wednesday 7 June. This will be hosted by leading broadcaster and sustainability commentator Susannah Streeter and culminates with the award presentation.

The chosen winners will be presented with their award, along with a voucher to the value of £250, at the 2023 Natural Stone Show, June 6-8 at ExCeL, London. In addition each winner will be featured in the Natural Stone Specialist magazine and on

Jeremiah Clark
Technical Manager -
Stonegate Precision Tooling    

Jeremiah Clark

Nominated by Carl Hazell, Director

Jeremiah started with Stonegate fresh out of college in 2012 as sales support for the external account management team. His progression and development from that point was rapid, thanks in no small part to his dedication to improvement and his thirst for knowledge. His role was integral in providing vital backup for the team in a period of rapid growth for Stonegate. In 2018, Jeremiah became an account manager himself and put in the miles and hours to make sure the needs of his customers were always paramount. Part of this support was understanding the challenges stone fabricators faced, so he could help them find solutions which delivered the best work surface for the end user. With a combination of self-learning, guidance and support from specialists already at Stonegate, Jeremiah grew to become ‘the’ technical knowledge point of contact at Stonegate. In 2020 Jeremiah was made Stonegate’s Technical Manager. He has been instrumental in introducing new ranges and has helped orchestrate the Stonegate Innovation & Training Academy that was launched in May this year. Now Jeremiah, still in his 20s, is working on a new factory audit scheme to improve the workflow and maximise profit for stone fabricators.

View all shortlisted nominees

  • I've seen how techniques and machinery have advanced in the stone trade, making life easier, more efficient and saving money on a project
    Show Visitor
  • The Natural Stone Show has been really exciting for us, we’ve met a lot of great people and had a lot of traffic on the stand, it has been a great setting for our official launch.
    Kelly Johnson
  • You can find everything!
    Show Visitor
  • The real highlight of the show has been seeing so many people come to see the new colours that we've introduced...we've pulled in incredible crowds with the new range.
    Simon Boocock
    CR Laurence of Europe



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