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Celebrating 25 years of service with Edinburgh Assay Master, Scott Walter

Published: 5th April 2024

Celebrating 25 years of service with Edinburgh Assay Master, Scott Walter

Sheffield Assay Master, Ashley Carson; Chairman, Charles Turner DL; and Law Clerk, Matthew Sibley, were delighted to recently attend a special 25th anniversary dinner for a good friend and colleague, Edinburgh Assay Master, Scott Walter.


Held at the prestigious Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, guests included Director of Hallmarking for London Assay Office, Mr Will Evans plus representatives from London and Sheffield Assay Offices along with staff and senior members of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths. A speech and gift presentation was given by Deacon Tom Murray.

Edinburgh Assay Office Anniversary Dinner - Sheffield Assay Office

Charles Turner DL, Chairman Sheffield Assay Office; Tom Franks - Chairman of the Management Board, The Goldsmiths Company; Joanne Lim, Warden (Board Director) The Incorporation of Goldsmiths.

I was very honoured to be asked to give a speech on behalf of the guests" said Ashley" and also to make a presentation from Sheffield Assay Office of a beautiful jerry can hip flask, designed and made by Rebecca Joselyn".

Many congratulations go to Scott Walters at Edinburgh Assay Office for his huge achievement, from everyone at Sheffield Assay Office.

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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