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Danny Smith promoted to Hallmarking Production Manager

25 Jan 2019


We’re delighted to announce that Danny Smith, a well-established member of our hallmarking team, has recently been promoted to Hallmarking Production Manager.

Danny started his working life as a professional footballer with Sheffield Wednesday FC but football’s loss was our gain when he chose to swap chasing silverware with hallmarking silverware and joined Sheffield Assay Office in October 1998, more than 20 years ago.

Danny recalls that his first job at the office was unpacking Marks & Spencer’s silver rings in the boardroom of the Office’s previous building for a whole 3 months!'

Danny’s new role sees him in charge of the hallmarking department with 29 members of staff, managing a whole range of tasks including workload planning and workflow management, customer relations and staff training.

"As a department, our main responsibility is to make sure all items are marked with the correct hallmark and to the right standard. This is either done by the traditional way of stamp marking by hand/press with a punch, or by laser marking. The role can be challenging but is also very interesting and rewarding. Every day throws up something different!" says Danny.

The Assay Master and Executive board would like to take this opportunity to wish Danny very best wishes for his new role.

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