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Sheffield Assay Master Wins Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

Published: 15th December 2021

Please join us in offering huge congratulations to our Assay Master, Ashley Carson who has received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Professional Jeweller Awards 2021!


The event took place in London on Tuesday 14th December and the Sheffield Assay Office team were delighted to attend the awards in person and to see so many industry colleagues after such a long time. It was a dazzling evening and we would like to give our heartfelt congratulations to all the companies and individuals who took home an award.

Ashley Carson has held the prestigious position of Sheffield Assay Master for the last 28 years. Speaking of his Lifetime Achievement award, he said:

"A few months ago I received a call to say that I had been nominated as one of the candidates for a lifetime achievement award for services to the industry. I was quite surprised but extremely honoured to be considered!

I was totally shocked when my name was announced as the recipient of the award. I feel humbled to have been chosen, as there are so many worthy candidates, but am also delighted. I have been at Sheffield Assay Office now for 28 years as Assay Master and I am extremely proud of what we’ve achieved and the colleagues I have worked with over the years. It is also an honour to be able to get involved in other initiatives across the industry and within our local community, encouraging and mentoring young people.

I would like to thank all our loyal customers and my colleagues who continue to make Sheffield Assay Office a success and in being able to offer all the services we do to the trade and beyond."

Left to right - Barrie Dobson, Sarah North, Ashley Carson, Andy Gaymond

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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