Meet The Team

Caroline Kindy
Managing Director

Caroline works in the shop occasionally, and makes sure the business is kept well and truly on the rails.  She loves choosing and buying the jewellery, and finds this a soothing distraction from the books, the admin and marketing! 

Dawn Swinden
Shop Manager

Dawn is the Element Jewellery Shop Manager.  She believes that Element are truly different; “We don’t stand still, and we constantly strive to inspire and excite”. Dawn has a wonderful way with people, an infectious smile and an eye for great design.

Nick Shields
Creative Director

As well as designing distinct pieces of bespoke jewellery, Nick is the creative catalyst for Element.  The visual image of Element is all down to Nick – from amazing hand-made window displays to the website and graphic design.

Isla Aitken

Isla has a passion for customer service and for elegant and pretty jewellery. She combines family life in Hebden Bridge with life’s simple pleasures – food, travel & wine. We’ve loved Isla since the day she came for an interview; looking as gorgeous now as she did then (2008).

Ali Haley
In-house Jeweller

Ali joined Element in 2013. A talented jeweller, a feminist, and an all-round positive, dedicated person. We sometimes wonder where we’d be without Ali; she has all the right ingredients for the Element team – attention to detail, creativity and fabulous admin skills all rolled into one. 

Madeleine Hoyle

The most recent addition to the team. Madeleine used to run a fabulous restaurant for many years, and in-fact hosted Caroline and Nick’s wedding in 2005. We find that Madeleine has an inherent sense of genuine service, and you’ll love her quirky nature.