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Happy 60th Birthday to the UK's longest serving Assay Master!

Published: 11th December 2020

Wishing Assay Master Ashley Carson a Very Happy Birthday

Please join us in wishing many happy returns to our Assay Master, Ashley Carson who recently celebrated his 60th birthday! 

Ashley (pictured above with son, and Head of XRF, Jordan Carson) has been a member of the Assay Office team for an amazing 43 years, and in the role of Assay Master/CEO for twenty seven years.

The whole team here at Sheffield Assay Office would like to wish Ashley a very happy birthday and all the best for the coming years.

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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