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Heathrow Team

We were the first Assay Office to offer a Heathrow facility. Our combination of the very latest hallmarking technology and the foremost global security transport network, situated at one of the world’s most important gateway airports has proven time and again to be a winning one. Read more here.

Jagdeep at the laser machine

Jagdeep Panesar

Laser Supervisor

Jag has been with us since 2009.

Describe a typical working day?

When I arrive, I set up and help my team pick up from the previous day. I check emails over a cup of coffee and then get on with the day's work. 

What is your favourite type of packet?

It would have to be the one-off pieces that come through - it's great to be able to hold and admire the workmanship that has gone into a piece.

What’s your favourite part of the working day?

Checking the system at the end of the day to see how much the team has achieved.

What’s the funniest request that you’ve had?

One of my aunties was convinced that the gold plating on her handbag was actually real gold. I brought it to work with me and tested it to prove that it was base metal underneath the plating.

What’s the funniest piece you’ve ever seen?

A silver trophy of someone's bottom.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

When I was a young lad, I wanted to be a fireman. As I grew up, I decided that I actually wanted to be a stunt man. I still have some secret videos of me trying out stunts!

What’s your favourite thing to do when you aren’t at work?

When I'm not at work, I enjoy playing GTA5 on my ps4 and spending time with my family and friends.

What has been your most memorable moment here?

Being taken on a mini tour of Goldsmiths' Hall by the Prime Warden, learning about the history of the Hall and getting to see behind some of the secret doors.

Kulli Johal and Neil Coppin