Press Release from the British Hallmarking Council Hallmarking arrangements during temporary closure of Assay Offices The pandemic has caused many disruptions to business across the U.K. The UK Assay Offices have of course been similarly affected and from the end of today all four Offices will be closed for at least three weeks.
In line with the decisions taken by many other businesses across the UK following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening, and to protect our employees as well as the integrity of our business, it is with regret that we have to advise you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Birmingham Assay Office will be closing all operations at the end of business on Tuesday 24th March 2020 for the 3 weeks stipulated by the Government.
The first Created in the UK Mark is struck at Birmingham Assay Office. Created in the UK, a scheme recently launched by NAJ has had its mark struck on the first item – a custom bowl designed by esteemed Silversmith, Andrew Macgowan.
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