What we do

We supervise the hallmarking activities of the 4 assay offices in the UK to ensure there is adequate provision of hallmarking within the UK.

BHC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

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Contact BHC

British Hallmarking Council Secretariat

Geraldine Swanton (Secretary)
No 1 Colmore Square
Birmingham
B4 6AA

Birmingham Assay Office

Stella Layton (Assay Master)
1 Moreton Street
Birmingham
B1 3AX

Edinburgh Assay Office

Scott Walter (Assay Master)
Edinburgh Assay Office
24 Broughton Street

Edinburgh
EH1 3RH

Assay Office London

Robert Organ (Deputy Warden)
The Assay Office
Goldsmiths' Hall
Gutter Lane

London
EC2V 8AQ

Sheffield Assay Office

Ashley Carson (Assay Master)
The Assay Office
Guardians' Hall
Beulah Road
Hillsborough

Sheffield
S6 2AN

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No 1 Colmore Square
Birmingham
B4 6AA

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