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the Trade with Independence and Integrity

At lunchtime today staff at Assay Office Birmingham put on a farewell bash ahead of Michael Allchins Retirement later this week. This is the first of two parties this week!

Michael & His Cake

  The Staff and Social Commitee presented Michael with a few farewell gifts, including a Sterling Silver Pen and NEW digital camera to capture all the wonderful places he may visit during his retirement.

Rose presenting present on behalf of staff

Michael & his canera

The Assay Office choir also did a short verse at the end of which a beautiful cake was wheeled in! The cake included a model of Michael in his sportive gear accompanied by his wonderful dog Buzz.

Cake arriving

Cutting the cake

  After the gifts and speeches concluded the buffet began!

Buffett Open


Fletch & Michael

Michael and our expert polisher, Walter Fletcher.

Michael & Marking

Michael and some of the team from the hallmarking division.



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