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Southwark win the Touchstone Award 2014


Friday, Jul 11, 2014

The British Hallmarking Council and the four Assay Offices of the UK are delighted to announce The London Borough of Southwark as the winners of the Touchstone Award 2014. This is the third annual presentation of this prestigious award. The Touchstone Award recognises innovative initiative undertaken in relation to hallmarking ...

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New Commercial Manager 'Launches Herself' at IBF Exhibition


Friday, Jul 04, 2014

  Sheffield Assay Office's recently appointed Commercial Manager, Dr Belen Morales, made her debut at the IBF Exhibition held at the Institute of Sports recently. The Innovation Exhibition was held over two days and showcased 30 leading businesses from key sector pioneers across a range of industries, including: Sport & Health...

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Meet the Team - Matt Hawker (Quality Manager)


Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014

Matt Hawker is an integral member of the Sheffield team, having been at the Assay Office for the past 16 years.  Now wearing several hats, including that of Quality Manager and XRF Team Leader, Matt was recently elected by colleagues to represent them at the organisation’s twice yearly Guardian's meetings. After leaving York ...

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The first Galvanize Sheffield coins are now for sale!


Friday, Jun 20, 2014

Galvanize Sheffield Festival of Contemporary Metalwork commissioned artist Johnny Wilkinson (We Live Here) to design the first Galvanize Sheffield coin, depicting 6 iconic buildings in Sheffield with links to metalworking in Sheffield: Cutler’s Hall, Millennium Gallery, Persistence Works, Forgemaster...

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Assay Master presents Prize of Excellence at Sheffield Hallam University Degree Show


Saturday, Jun 14, 2014

Sheffield's Assay Master, Mr Ashley Carson, along with Course Leader and Tutors, Jeff Durber, Chris Knight and Sheffield Assay Office Curator, Emma Paragreen, attended Sheffield Hallam University on 12th June to judge the work from this year’s Metalwork and Jewellery degree programme. Following a private viewing, the Assay Ma...

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Jewellery design company 'most impressed' by Assay Office Talk and Tour


Friday, Jun 06, 2014

More than 20 people attended the public talk and tour at Sheffield Assay Office in June, with many visitors travelling from as far as Lincoln, Ilkley and Harrogate to attend the well-respected event. Amongst the audience were three members of staff from a Nottingham jewellery design company who were keen to share their knowledg...

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Little Gems - Commissioned Sterling Silver Piece by Jennifer Ricketts Showing Sheffield's Skyline


Friday, May 16, 2014

Little Gems 2014 Monday 28th April – 1st September 2014 Commissioned in Sterling Silver by the Sheffield Assay Office Jennifer Ricketts is the latest recipient of the Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths, based at Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works on Brown Street, Sheffield. This programme offers access to a...

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Sheffield Assay Office Announce Overseas Hallmarking Branch Opening During Visit from Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg


Friday, May 02, 2014

The Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce the opening of the first UK Assay Office overseas branch, in Malpensa, just outside of Milan, Italy on 28 April 2014. Nick Clegg, the UK Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP, attended the Assay Office on 25 April in a commemorative visit to mark the announcement. In F...

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