Gary Williams to develop Presmans’ Bullion counter in Hatton Garden.
Gary Williams, vice chairman of the BJA and former Brown & Newirth director has announced a much anticipated return to the mainstream jewellery trade with a new position at Presman Mastermelt.
Williams, who headed Brown & Newirth for more than 30 years, will now develop Presman Bullion in London’s Hatton Garden, an arm of Presman which dates back to 1945 and is said to be the UK’s oldest and best known ‘trade only’ gold buying counter.
Williams’ role will be to further develop the group’s other reclamation business within the jewellery and allied trades, both at home and abroad.
"I was approached by the Presman Mastermelt group president, Robert Davis, who wanted me to join the Mastermelts’ family. I did my research and found that although the various Anglo-American divisions are incredibly diverse, collectively they share a first rate, worldwide reputation, for reliability and integrity, an absolute must, when dealing with precious metal reclamation. I was on the verge of going back into manufacturing but decided that this opportunity was simply too good to miss", said Williams.
The Presman Mastermelt group already reclaims precious metals from many different industries and governments, globally, including ceramics, electronics, catalysts, jet turbines and even NATO torpedoes. Turnover for the company for 2010 was more than €0.25 Billion.