The UK’s oldest assay office Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is celebrating ten years of business at Heathrow Airport this week.
This week marks the company’s tenth anniversary of its Heathrow sub-office within the secure premises of Brink’s Global Services, at Heathrow Airport, where its team of 11 cover the entire assay and hallmarking process.
Kevin Bowles, Heathrow sub-office manager, said: “Setting up the facility in partnership with Brink’s secure logistics services has proven to give unrivalled efficiency and security for a decade. I’m really proud of that, and my team here.
“We hallmark some of the giants of the trade,” added Bowles. “They are attracted by the service and speed that we offer. Customers using our facility benefit from a considerable cost-saving as the delivery time from manufacturing to retail site has been halved, so they can now hold less stock than previously.”
The office, which first opened its doors in 2008, was set up as a response to the fact that there was an increasing amount of jewellery being imported into the UK.
Dr Robert Organ, deputy warden of the Goldsmiths Company Assay Office, explained: “We have proven the benefits to some of the most established and demanding brands in the business. The clear benefits, the security, the onward distribution, the cutting-edge hallmarking technology, and of course Kevin and his team make for an untouchable offer.”