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Lord Mayor Visits Sheffield Assay Office

Published: 22nd April 2022

On April 13th 2022, The team here at Sheffield Assay Office were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Sheffield for a tour of our specialist facilities.

Lord Mayor Visits Sheffield Assay Office

Councillor Gail Smith and her daughter, Racheal were welcomed by our Assay Master, Ashley Carson, before taking a tour of the office's state of the art premises and meeting different members of the team.  

Speaking of the visit, Mr Carson said; "It is always a great privilege to welcome The Lord Mayor of Sheffield. We are extremely proud of how Sheffield Assay Office runs and it is great to be able to show it off by hosting such a special guest."

Jordan Carson, Head of XRF and John Simmons, an expert hall marker with 24 years' service were also delighted to be able to meet The Lord Mayor and show her our Hallmarking and Analytical Services department.

Lord Mayor Visits Sheffield Assay Office Lord Mayor Visits 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.

To find out more about the whole range of services offered by Sheffield Assay Office, such as our hallmarking and analytical services, please email us at or complete the contact form on our website at,

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