Welcome to Festoon UK
Welcome to Festoon UK from Andrew Waite – Director. My business has been providing professional educational talks, invited speeches and lectures to membership groups since 2012 to over 120 groups (see recommendations below). I am a fully and professionally qualified lecturer (QTLS) and also a qualified teacher (PGCE).
I give fun and interactive talks on Gemstones (session 1) and Hallmarking (session 2) Gold & Silver Jewellery as well as offer top quality jewellery to purchase at the end of the talks for your group events
What was best about the session?
• “How Amber is formed & jewellery hallmarking (overview).”
Bedmond Women’s Institute
• “Ring testing… We enjoyed the talk, thank you.”
Harpenden Village Women’s Institute
• “Excellent session, audience participation excellent. Definitely will confirm (another) date later in the year” Ickleford Women’s Institute
• “All of the members… wanted Mr Waite to come again… Please come back” (another session booked). Cedars Retirement Village
• “The talk was fascinating; to hear about the Amber stone and how it was made” Ashley Green Women’s Institute
• “Most speakers don’t have the technology to do this” Sarratt W.I.
• “We had a committee meeting yesterday. Everybody gave positive feedback, I will contact you re booking a date for a return visit”
Northill & Ickwell Women’s Institute
• “A fascinating and well rehearsed talk. You have brightened up a dull day” Palmers Green & Southgate U3A
• “A very well planned evening, enjoyed by all the ladies, thank you!” Bedford W.I.
Best Interactive Presentations 2019
Excellence in Interactive Talks 2018
Best Jewellery Education Provider 2018
Meet the Presenter
As a qualified Teacher (Degree in Education) working with adults and children in the Early Years (Masters Degree in Education Centre Leadership); I have many years experience of creating an exciting experience for an audience of any age range.
2018 – present Association of Chairs (AoC)
2014-present. Society for Education and Training (SET )
NPQICL Masters Degree in Integrated Centre Leadership L7
QTLS Qualified Teacher Status
PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education L6
DTLLS Diploma in the Lifelong Learning Sector L5
BTEC Higher Computer Studies
Assisted Professional Trade Associations in developing training programmes.
Presentation talks delivered in partnership with Impactful Governance – C.I.C.
2019 Global Wedding Awards – Lux Life
Best online Gemstone Jewellery Dealer.
2018 Award for Excellence in Interactive talks – SME News
Festoon UK is the Jewellery business in precious gemstone jewellery, delivered to membership organisations. Importing through “Economic Operator Registration and Identification” EORI license. I source gems from around the world through personal visits and establishing suppliers.
How We Can Help…
Precious gemstones available to purchase.
If you are a membership organisation that is also a registered charity, we will donate 10% from any sales made at the ed of a booked presentation, to your registered charity group.
Our Latest News
Andrew was shortlisted to the last 5 in the National Governance Awards 2019
Our partner – Impactful Governance
Andrew was nominated and then shortlisted to the final 5 candidates for this National Award as “Professional of the Year” through the Institute of Governance
Although not the winner, it was an honour to be recognised at the prestigious event at Hilton, Hyde Park, London in November 2019