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Meet the Team At Sheffield Assay Office.

08 Nov 2013

Team Member – Andy Gaymond

Role with SAO – Maintenance Manager


Andy GaymondAndy Gaymond began working for the Assay Office in 1984 as a Hallmarker/Maintenance worker. Over the next 29 years he worked in production
sampling, hallmarking and maintenance whilst attending college to gain a City and Guilds and then progressing to an Advanced City and Guilds qualifications in painting and decorating.

His preference at the Assay Office was always for the maintenance side of his role, he enjoys being hands on - “I like to get stuck in and get things done.” So, when the maintenance manager retired he stepped forward for the role and the rest is history. His job now involves the day to day running of the building and he is responsible for its upkeep. He also looks after all service contracts and contractors.

He is a family man “I have two young children, what is spare time?” Andy reveals his wife to be the person he admires most “for putting up with me”.

During the free time that Andy gets that he is not spending with his children, he loves playing football, as well as enjoying the very occasional pint with the lads.

He is keen on his holiday destinations, New York being his favourite place “it’s just buzzing 24/7 which suits me.” Andy and his family also visited Tenerife frequently in recent years which saw him become a karaoke star over there! It’s back to the States for his number one bucket list activity though “It has to be Disneyland USA with the family. I have never been there and being the biggest kid in the family it will be a right laugh.”

He describes himself as “chilled” and is clearly a comedy fan as his favourite quote is from the legend that is Alan Partridge - “Back of the net.”


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