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British Hallmarking Council Seeks to Appoint Four Members

Applications Must be Filed by June 25

Apr 25, 2012 1:14 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the U.K. is seeking four new members for the British Hallmarking Council, which oversees regulation of the U.K. jewelry industry. Applications are open to anyone who feels they have the relevant skills and experience to assist the council and candidates do not have to come from the jewelry industry, according to the announcement from the Birmingham Assay Office.
The four members will serve for a term of three years, starting January 1, 2013. There are two vacancies for members with experience in the precious metal trade, manufacturing or retailing, and two spots for persons either with consumer expertise or with relevant experience. The appointments are unpaid; however,  members are reimbursed for travel, subsistence and other reasonable expenses.

The council normally meets two or three times a year in one of the Assay Offices in London, Birmingham, Sheffield or Edinburgh. Applications must be filed by June 25. The British Hallmarking Council was established by the Hallmarking Act 1973, to protect consumer interests in the jewelry market by ensuring that there are adequate facilities for hallmarking. It is also responsible for advising the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on hallmarking matters and hallmarking legislation. The council is funded by the four U.K. Assay Offices. 

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