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Assay Office Team Take Up The Master Cutler's Challenge

Published: 21st May 2024

Assay Office Team Take Up The Master Cutler's Challenge

On Friday 17th May 2024, staff from Sheffield Assay Office took up the Master Cutler's Challenge.

Sheffield Assay Office Team - Master Cutlers Challenge 2024

Twenty members of the Assay office team completed an 11 mile walk in the Hope Valley, starting from Hope Railway Station and walking to Castleton, Cave Dale and Mam Tor, before leaving Losehill for some well earned refreshments.

Ashley Carson - Master Cutler's Challenge 2024, Sheffield Assay Office

The fundraising group, including Assay Master, Ashley Carson, Head of Analytical Services, Dr Belen Morales, Accounts Manager, Jonathan Hristov and Librarian/Curator/Archivist, Emma Paragreen and the whole team were especially delighted to be joined by the Master Cutler himself at the end of the walk.

Dr Belen Morales and Emma Paragreen, Sheffield Assay Office Master Cutler's Challenge 2024

Sheffield Assay Office Team with Chairman Charles Turner - Master Cutler's Challenge 2024

A whopping £1,200 was raised which will go towards the Master Cutler’s chosen charities, Sheffield Cathedral Schools Singing Programme and The Cutlers’ Hall Preservation Trust.


The Sheffield Assay Office was established in 1773, under an Act of Parliament and today the company assays and hallmarks the precious metals - silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Sheffield Assay Office is one of only four UK assay offices who all work to uphold the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and continue to ensure consumer protection for customers purchasing precious metals.

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