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BAJ to host short courses in Birmingham this summer

Due to popular demand The British Academy of Jewellery’s campus in Birmingham will be offering summer short courses in their contemporary workshop at The Assay Office. Attendees will be taught a variety of skills and techniques on all of the available courses, to take forward with them into a career within the jewellery industry. BAJ

AnchorCert Group appoints new sales director

The AnchorCert Group, including Assay Office Birmingham, has confirmed the appointment of a new sales director, Steve Hamon. Hamon, who was officially appointed in December, has more than 17 years’ experience as a senior sales and business development professional, including more than four years’ leading the UK and Eire Product Division for global testing laboratory

THE BIG DEBATE: What are large companies doing to advance responsible sourcing?

Fair Luxury is a conference which Flux, an independent group of jewellery industry ethics champions, launched last year to encourage a dynamic platform for debate. Building on the inaugural event, the 2017 conference took place at the Birmingham Assay Office over the course of two days. In attendance were key figures from the UK jewellery

Hallmarking falls by 11.9% in Q1 2017 report

Figures compiled by the Birmingham Assay Office show hallmarking fell by 11.9% in Q1 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. Gold suffered the steepest drop of 19%, followed by silver at 5.6% and platinum at 0.2%. The number of palladium articles hallmarked increased by 13.8% In total 1,921,716 items were hallmarked in the

Annual UK hallmarking results reveal 7.1% decline in 2016

The Birmingham Assay Office has released full-year 2016 hallmarking figures for the UK’s four assay offices, revealing an annual slump of 7.1% compared to 2015’s figures. A total of 9,748, 033 articles were 10,495,355 articles were assayed in the UK in 2016 compared to 10,495,355 in 2015. Platinum was the only metal to be up

Assay Office Birmingham mounts search for new CEO

The Birmingham Assay Office has begun its search for a new chief executive officer after announcing yesterday that Stella Layton is stepping down from her position. The Assay office said it expects to unveil a permanent successor in early 2017, but has appointed Doug Henry as joint chief executive officer to work alongside Layton until

JEWELLERY CONFERENCE RECAPPED: All the news, views and opinions from the stage

The CMJ UK jewellery conference got off to a flier yesterday as leading industry speakers shared tips, trends and advice on how jewellery retailers and brands can do more business. Professional Jeweller was in Nottingham to capture all the action and, for those who missed it, here’s our exclusive timeline of all the main action.