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25 Years of UKAS


Friday, Sep 21, 2007

Sheffield Analytical Services, a division of the Sheffield Assay Office, has been awarded a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) certificate this month, for the 25th year running, making it the longest established, UKAS accredited Assay Laboratory in Britain. Precious metals have been analysed at the Sheffield Assay Offi...

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30 Years of sterling work


Wednesday, Jun 13, 2007

Sheffield Assay Master, Ashley Carson is celebrating 30 years at Sheffield Assay Office this month. He looks back at his career and forwards to 2008 when he will move the Sheffield Assay Office to a new state-of-the-art purpose built site. Ashley joined the firm in 1977, the Queen's Silver Jubilee Year. He went on to meet Her R...

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Office move marks new era


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Sheffield Assay Office, which hallmarks and analyses metals has announced plans for a move to a new site, which marks the beginning of a new era in the development and expansion of the organisation. Assay Master, Ashley Carson confirmed this week that the Assay Office has acquired a one-acre site in the upper Don Valley area an...

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Marking the changes at the Sheffield Assay Office


Sunday, Apr 08, 2007

Changes to legislation affecting the hallmarking of items containing a mixture of precious and non precious metals came into force on April 6th2007. This means that items such as jewellery and watches that are made from a combination of metals such as silver and titanium or gold and stainless steel, can now be hallmarked for the...

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