City of Hull wins Touchstone Awards


The City of Hull Trading Standards recently won the British Hallmarking Council’s Touchstone Award 2016, with judges praising the organisation’s commitment to hallmarking enforcement and raising consumer awareness.

The Award, presented by the British Hallmarking Council (BHC), is funded by the four UK Assay Offices. It was launched in 2012 to encourage education and enforcement of hallmarking and to reward the best initiative relating to hallmarking.

Chris Wilson, lead officer for the project at City of Hull Trading Standards, was presented with the Touchstone Award at the recent Chartered Trading Standard Institute Conference in Telford. His award-winning team can now look forward to a civic presentation in Hull in September and one of Dave Merry’s special tours of our offices in November, followed by lunch in the glittering surroundings of Goldsmiths’ Hall with members of the BHC, the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

Pictured: Dave Merry with the Education Committee and Award Winners