Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

Michael Allchin, Chief Executive and Assay Master at The Birmingham Assay Office gave a wonderful keynote presentation at the Annual General Meeting of the British Allied Trades Federation which took place at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham.
Michael enchanted his audience as he reflected on the 125 year history of one of the founding trade associations that make up the BATF - The British Jewellers' Association, which started life as the Birmingham Jewellers and Silversmiths Association.
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Although many events and changes have taken place in the jewellery industry over this last 1 1/4 centuries it seems that in the final analysis    "This is like deja vu all over again" (Yogi Berra.)
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The Birmingham Assay Office to sponsor the BATF Platinum Jubilee Competition 2022

20th Jan 2022

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The Birmingham Assay Office welcomes local manufacturer to witness the first commemorative mark struck in Birmingham to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

1st Nov 2021

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The Birmingham Assay Office celebrates twenty-one employees for their long service with a combined total of 360 dedicated years.

27th Oct 2021

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25th Sep 2018

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City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018

8th Jun 2018

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2nd May 2018

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