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Hockley Flyer The

October 2011

Issue No 316



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Inside this month’s issue...


Rofin’s Performance Laser is the Experts Choice..... 28

Editorial ....................... 26

Historic Name Change for BJGF............................... 28

News............................. 28 Events .......................... 42

New Heritage & Training Officer for Birmingham Assay Office.............................................................. 29

Classifieds ................... 45

Gold: Power and Allure.............................................. 29

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The UK Micro and Nano Sector Continues to Grow.......................................................................... 29 INTERGEM’s Brilliance Still on the Increase............. 30 British Jewellery & Giftware International at Inhorgenta................................................................. 30 All Will Be Revealed.................................................. 31 Goldsmiths’ Fair 2011 - Post Event Report................ 32 Anchorcert Celebrates 10 Years at Harvey Nichols... 34 Shaun Wins Young Designer Silversmith Award........ 36 New London premises for Domino............................ 37 Final Chance to See Silver Collection....................... 37

The flyadHockley johnsonfellows.pdf Flyer is distributed free of charge around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and left at various pick-up points. If you would like a copy posted to you personally we can provide a subscription service, which costs £7.50 for the next 12 issues (Including postage).

Gemvision & Holts Acadamy - New CAD CAM Training............................................................. 38 Planning Matters........................................................ 40

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Quality jewellery supp with over 600 years of

plies, delivered experience Michelle Farmer 26 years experience – Michelle joined Betts Metal Sales in 2007 and joined the Customer Service Department, answering phones and generally looking after our customers. Michelle takes excellent customer service very seriously and will always go “that extra mile�. Michelle recently chose her favourite diamond ring from our new range to accompany her NEW wedding ring, also from our extensive stocked range.

Betts Classic Diamond Range

Betts Metal Sales offers a stunning range of classic diamond jewellery. Our collection consists of rings, pendants, earrings and sets. Available in 9ct and 18ct white gold, they can be set with either J/K or G quality diamonds, perfect for a loved one. Prices available on request. t: 0121 233 2413

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Betts Family 250 years experience! With the original family business founded in 1760, the Betts family have been continuously involved in the jewellery trade for nine generations.

HS WALSH & SONS LIMITED - HEAD OFFICE Hunter House, Biggin Hill Airport, Churchill Way, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3BN Phone: 01959 543660 Fax: 01959 574231


LONDON SHOWROOM 44 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8ER Phone: 020 7242 3711 Fax: 020 7242 3712


BIRMINGHAM SHOWROOM 1-2 Warstone Mews, Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6JB Phone: 0121 236 9346 Pax: 0121 236 9355

GEMSTONE TESTERS PRESIDIUM DIAMOND MATE A The Presidium DiamondMate utilizes proven thermal conductivity testing methods to instantly verify the authenticity of diamonds. The test results are indicated by visual light and audible beeps. Operates on alkaline (AAA) batteries which are included, or direct AC adaptor (not included). Ref TD5610


THERMAL DIAMOND TESTER Battery operated with calibration wheel to allow the testing of very small stones in varying climates, with audible beep and light indicator. Supplied with case and full instructions. Ref TD57


DIAMONDNITE DUAL TESTER A battery operated hand-held diamond/ moissanite tester. Distinguishes between diamond and moissanite in one easy test. Supplied with case and full instructions. Ref TD55

Size C 355x431mm Ref HP1223


Size D 431x533mm Ref HP1224


GAUGE Hi-tech, solid state circuitry eliminates mistakes and gives direct digital read SALE! out, up to one micron accuracy. Zero reset with auto shut off. Supplied in case. Ref TG6

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PRESIDIUM DUO TESTER The Presidium Duo Tester is the only tool on the market that provides the user with two proven tests for diamonds and that has the ability to differentiate between similarly coloured gemstones. The easy to read dial of the Duo Tester is calibrated to indicate the differences in thermal conductivity of the most popular gemstones and simulants. Simply touch the tip of the probe pen to a mounted or loose stone, and read the dial. There is also a reflectivity measurement which tests a stone's reflectivity as a second test. Supplied with mains adaptor, can be used with 5xAA batteries (not supplied). Ref TD5310



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The specialists in platinum and palladium casting. Visit our new website at

JewelCast: precious metal castings, finest quality, without compromise JewelCast Limited 58 Caroline Street, Hockley, Birmingham B3 1UF Tel: +44 (0) 121 212 1372 Fax: +44 (0) 121 212 3659


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Realise your liquid assets, you don’t need a bank account to take account of the new Gold Rush

Bank your tank with Betts • Clean scrap rate paid on your low grade settlement tank contents • Exchange for bullion products (wedding rings, sheet, wire etc.) • Full assay on tank contents • Investment bars available • Cash - Cheque - Bank transfer Can you afford not to have one of our tanks, you could be washing away one of these every year! Free delivery, fitting and collection service


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Probably the best kept secret in the UK jewellery trade, Menzerna saves you time and money with faster pre-polishing and amazing final finishes. • • • •

456G (grey) for pre-polishing platinum P164 (blue) for pre-polishing gold and silver P175 (yellow) final finish for gold and silver M5 (white) final finish for platinum

NEW 2012 Catalogue now available! 91 Vittoria Street, Birmingham B1 3NU Tools and Technology for Jewellers

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Presman Mastermelt is the UK’s leading refiner to the jewellery and allied trades, this is reflected by the growing business from the jewellery quarter. PRESMAN MASTERMELT IS FULLY LICENSED TO TREAT ALL OF YOUR JEWELLERY SCRAPS AND RESIDUES INCLUDING: • floor sweeps • bench lemels • polishings

• various solutions (plating / bombing etc) • carpets

• settlement tanks • buff papers • jewellery scraps

We also provide a full analytical service, and a consultation service to ensure our customers are realising the full value from precious metal scraps and residues. With precious metal prices at historically high levels there is no better time to get round to recycling those residues and take advantage of these prices. What’s more your cash flow will benefit too! Please also take time to visit our website to keep in contact with the daily London fixes and view the other activities of the Presman Mastermelt Group.

Contact our Sales Manager, Dave Elliott on:

Tel: 07984 669 788 Email: Alternatively please contact our London office on 020 7400 3400



SHREDDING SERVICES Right Lets Shred Ltd, Unit 28 Boulton Industrial Centre Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5AU


Tel:0870 850 5654 Fax: 0121 551 4958 What are your requirements?:  Regular collection or one off clearout we have the best solution at the best prices.  If you take our contracted services we will conduct your Recycling of Cardboard and Paper FREE.  Just recycling? No problem we provide the collection bins FOC.  We sell high quality shredding machines at the best available rates in the market.  We are BSI-ISO-9001 accredited for your assurance.  We conduct secure office/warehouse and house clearances  Destruction fully certificated for your records Protect your secure material at a price you can afford Special discounts for JQA Members.

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B.C.R. Birmingham Community Recycling

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Working Together for a Better Environment. B.C.R. is a local not-for-profit community interest company that recycles a range of materials. Our aim is to help achieve sustainable solutions to the ever-growing problems of commercial and domestic waste. We also provide training and work experience placements in waste management for volunteers, including long term unemployed people and those with special needs.

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We can provide the following collection services: * White & Mixed paper * Cardboard * Glass * Aluminium/Steel Cans & Tins * Plastics * Toner/Ink Cartridges As well as: * Confidential Waste Destruction * One-off office clearances.

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Established in 1972, we are now Europes' leading mail-order supplier of specialist items for the lapidary and jewellery making trade. Contact us for a free copy of our 176 page, full colour Wholesale Catalogue and Price list. CRYSTALS / MINERALS Jewellery FINDINGS LAPIDARY Supplies Jewellers TOOLS GEMSTONES

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5 LUXURY DETACHED VILLA’S FOR RENT IN ALICANTE, SPAIN These beautiful detached villa’s sleeps 6 people. All have their own private swimming pools and some with hot tubs. Within 5 minutes drive from Campello and San Juan beaches and only 20 minutes drive from Alicante airport, you can also enjoy being right next to Bonalba 18 hole golf course. Just a 20 minute drive away and you’re in Benidorm where you’ll find lots to do for all the family including Terra Mitica theme park (mini Disney World), Aqualandia Water Park and Mundamar.

Prices start from £500 per week. For more details contact Julie on: 0121 554 3434/ 07989582820 Email or

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Tanzanites, Real & Synthetic Opals in white, black, Boulder & Mexican, Tsavorite, Amethysts, Citrines, Peridots,Pearls, onyx etc, Iolites, Emeralds, Rubies & Sapphires. Synthetics & Cubic zirconia’s in machine & far east grades. All available in a selection of shapes, sizes & colours. We offer a fast and reliable service for bulk and jobbing orders. Special one-off commissions specially cut.

Suppliers & manufacturers of: Diamond Tools Trained Diamond cutters who can either re-polish, re-cut or re-shape smoked, chipped or broken diamonds. No order to small, Payment by either cheque, cash, transfer or credit card. Telephone: Julie or Lisa on: 0121 554 3434 Or Call in at: 44 Hockley Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6BH Web: Email:

Karlus G . Tailor Want the latest trend in clothing to fit you perfectly? Want a garment in your own style and choice of fabric? You need to visit Karlus G. Tailor The freshest urban Tailor in Birmingham, offering a laid back service with a quality finish. Bespoke clothing for everyone. From jeans to evening gowns. Professional repairs and alterations also available.

0121 603 6114 Unit 5, 100 Spencer St, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6DB


For high quality Jewellery Production • CAD CAM service. • Model Making, • Jewellery Manufacturing. • Wax Carving on latest CNC Milling Machine. • Accurate to design, size and weight. • High Quality work at Competitive Prices. OTHER SERVICES: Soldering, Assembling, Glue Stones. Tel. Kamal 0121 236 1380 Mobile: 07854 116949 40 Northampton Street Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6DX E.mail: Web:

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The Jewellery Quarter Association Ltd.

(Established 1989) (incorporating the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area)

October 2011 Newsletter

Maintaining the balance between our heritage and modern city living and working. President/Hon Sec. Marie E Haddleton; Chairman Geoff Shuttleworth, Vice Chairman Ken Schofield; IT Director/ Treasurer Mark Haddleton; Dave Keay, Brian Craddock (Han Jewellery), Dave Mahony, Jilly Cosgrove, John Bunce, Mrs C Scouby and Chris Booth. Co-opted Board members: Doug Timmis.

There will be a full write-up in a later Hockley Flyer. The final Breakfast of 2011 will be held at The Rope Walk on 8th December and will be a presentation on ‘The Coffin Works’. We will then be taking bookings for 2012 - get your name down if you want to make a presentation or sponsor a Breakfast.

JQA 22nd Annual General Meeting This was held at 12 noon at The Museum of The Jewellery Quarter on 26th October. The guest speaker was to have been Sir Albert Bore but at the last moment he could not make it but Cllr Kath Hartley stood in for him and made a great contribution to the proceedings. The present Chairman (David Mahony) retired to take on the post of Chairman to the JQ Development Trust and Geoff Shuttleworth is now the new JQA Chairman.

Two new directors have been appointed: Mrs C Scouby of E.C.Williams (the largest engineering company in the Quarter) and John Bunce (The Jam House). Rotation of directors this year were: David Mahony, Geoff Shuttleworth and Ken Schofield all of whom have been re-elected. We now have our full contingent of ten directors for 2012. Doug Timmis will continue in the very important role of co-opted director and Mark and Marie will still carry on ‘running’ the administration side of the JQA. This could very well prove to be a very ‘eventful’ year for the Quarter! If you want a say in it join the JQA. Application Forms available from York House or on line.

New Members Lucan Gray (Big Peg), Phil Davies, and Else Solicitors. Marie E Haddleton - Hon President/Hon Secretary

To: JQA,York House, 22 Frederick Street, B1 3HE. Tel 0121 212 2275, email:

JQA Breakfast The JQA Breakfast held on 20th October at The Rope Walk attracted the largest number of members and guests to date. This Breakfast was a very special presentation by ‘The New Birmingham Assay Office - unveiling plans for the Quarter’s new ‘Anchor’ Building. From the plans and model of the building, this is very exciting. The Breakfast was sponsored by St George’s (Chord).

Name: ........................................................................... Company: ....................................................................... Address: ........................................................................ .................................................................................... Post Code: ......................................................................... .................................................................................... Tel No: .......................................................................... I/we wish to attend the JQA Breakfast on Thursday 8th December 2011 at The Rope Walk. (A presentation by The Birmingham Conservation Trust on The Coffin Works) 8.00am to 9.00am. Numbers attending: ............. I am a member of the JQA: YES/NO. Note: If you are not a Member you can join on the day!

Web site: email: Follow us on Twitter @jqassociation

This Newsletter is sponsored by Birmingham City Council’s ‘Community Chest’.

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Not one person has come forward regarding this issue so we can only presume that any problems have now been resolved.

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Editorial: Marie Haddleton Tel: 0121-233 3468 Email: web site Deadline 25th of month preceding cover date. The Hockley Flyer is published by YBA Publications. The Editor is pleased to receive any contributions suitable for use in The Hockley Flyer, and all correspondence should be sent to: The Hockley Flyer, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the contents are correct, we cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, etc. and the views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the editor. All advertisements are accepted in good faith, and anyone trading with advertisers do so entirely at their own risk. © 2011 YBA Publications

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We would remind you that the Council are operating a crack-down on illegal ‘A’ boards on pavements. Also, the yellow metal signs suddenly appearing on lamp posts are illegal.


We have now been advised that the TRO orders for the Jewellery Quarter Scheme were due to be sealed on Thursday 20th October and therefore became enforceable on Friday 21st October. This means we are stuck with the scheme, despite the many complaints about the inconsistent size of parking bays, second hand meters and rusty posts, road surfaces ruined and made unsafe by the burning off the yellow lines, etc. etc. We feel that the parking and even the roads are now in a worse state than they have been for the past 30 years. Are you satisfied? People who bought a ‘business permit’ at around £250 and been unable to use it so far, will now be able to use the permit, dating from 21st October. If you have any comments regarding parking please contact: 0121 303 7616 or email: or Brian Palmer at transport Permit applications: 0121 303 7192. Applications not accepted by FAX/email.

‘New’ Bus Shelters for JQ - Well, Nearly New!

We were pleased to learn that the Jewellery Quarter will be having new bus shelters, well, we were pleased until we found out it is the City Centre who is having ‘new’ bus shelters and we are having their old ones! Christmas is not too far off but we have not heard of any ‘special events’ as yet - people are already asking us whether there will be a ‘Santa Race’? Anyone know of any plans? Marie Haddleton Editor

HAVE YOU MOVED PREMISES OR JUST MOVED INTO THE JEWELLERY QUARTER? IF YOU ARE IN BIRMINGHAM’S JEWELLERY QUARTER OR ST’ PAULS SQUARE AREA MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR COPY OF THE HOCKLEY FLYER FREE OF CHARGE IN THE POST Please send me the next 12 issues of the Hockley Flyer starting with the next issue. Have you changed address yes/no Are you new to the area yes/no OLD ADDRESS (if applicable) Name:_______________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ POSTCODE: _________________________________________________ NEW ADDRESS Name:_______________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ POSTCODE: _________________________________________________ Send to: THE HOCKLEY FLYER, YBA Publications, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HE


Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

Historic Name Change for BJGF

Rofin’s All New Performance Laser Welding System

Rofin’s Performance Laser is the Experts Choice Satow Goldsmiths, based in Henderson Nevada USA, combines traditional hand craftsmanship with the latest technological advancements. This business, operate by Master Jeweller Steve Satow, uses laser extensively for the creation of new and unique pieces of jewellery, re-designing an item of jewellery and repair work. With well over 10 years of laser welding experience, as well as writing articles and lecturing around the country, Steve Satow has been rated as one of the top laser welders worldwide. The new Performance from ROFIN features an entirely re-designed housing with a novel working chamber access concept, as well as many innovative weld-assist systems such as SPEEDmode, BURSTmode and Pulse Ramping. Steve Satow was impressed to see how the new Performance can simplify and speed-up his everyday work. Despite the extensive capabilities of manual laser welding, there is always room for further improvement. Naturally, the laser welding process

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itself is subject to constant optimization, but the real goal is improving user-friendliness and streamlining working processes. ROFIN - pioneer and market leader for manual laser welding systems – closely monitored how people work and based upon this evaluation, redesigned the new performance almost from scratch. Probably the most compelling feature on the machine is the new dynamic foot switch, which operates in a similar way to a sewing machine pedal. It offers sensitive control of an arbitrary laser parameter, such as pulse frequency or laser power. Steve Satow commented: “This takes welding control to the next level. With the dynamic foot switch, I can use the Performance almost as intuitively and sensitively as a traditional goldsmith tool. Welding tasks which once required a break to change laser parameters can now be performed in a continuous cycle” With significantly improved userfriendliness and sophisticated weld process control, manual laser welding is now appropriate for a host of new application areas. The new Performance is about to realize another important step on the path from a technology exclusively reserved for specialists to a tool which can be used by almost anyone, anywhere.

Following the British Jewellery, Giftware and Finishing Federation AGM on 7th July 2011, Martin Olsen, the President stated: “I am delighted to confirm that the BJGF Federation’s change of name to BRITISH ALLIED TRADES FEDERATION (BATF) will be happening sooner than anticipated. The registration of the name at Companies House has already taken place and the new name will be phased in over the next few months.” The change of name has come about because: “Enlarging the Federation has long been an objective of the Board and continuing to extend the name to incorporate more sectors was not feasible. Our Federated Trade Associations and Members perceive this to be an important arm of Federation strategy. Now, new trade associations wishing to join the Federation from sectors that are similar to our own will not be put off from joining.” Other brands within the Federation umbrella - British Jewellery and Giftware International, the British Jewellery and Giftware Benevolent Society and the Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre - will remain unchanged. Suggestions for the new name were put forward and considered by focus groups, Trade Association Chairmen, Chief Executives and the Board over a period of two years. Retaining the words British and Federation was a prerequisite, in addition to finding something to encompass the varied sectors allied to our own that could potentially join our organisation. Mar tin continues: “I hope the changes will be seamless and embraced by all, should there be any enquiries regarding the new name, or any organisations wishing to join BATF, please direct enquiries to the CEO, Krys Zalewska.”

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Sally Hoban

New Heritage & Training Officer for Birmingham Assay Office Sally Hoban has joined The Birmingham Assay Office in a new role as Heritage & Training Officer. The role is two-fold, bringing together aspects of the history and heritage of the Assay Office with a key strand of its future development, which is to provide a high-quality education and training service for the professional jewellery trade and members of the public. Sally has over 20 years experience in the UK antiques trade and is a specialist in the history of design. She has

Gold: Power and Allure The Goldsmiths’ Company’s major landmark exhibition celebrating and showing the working and use of gold in the United Kingdom over the past 4,500 years taking place in summer 2012 at Goldsmiths’ Hall. The exhibition will vividly illustrate that, even in the 21st century, gold’s appeal has far from diminished and this most precious metal still has the power to captivate audiences with its universally mesmerising allure. ‘Gold: Power and Allure’ is the most comprehensive and ambitious exhibition ever staged powerfully telling the rich and previously untold story of Britain and its relationship with gold and demonstrating the country’s incredible and unique golden heritage.

an in-depth knowledge of jewellery and silver, particularly historical pieces from the Arts and Crafts Movement, and is currently working on a research project at The University of Birmingham on 19th and early 20th century women jewellers and silversmiths in Birmingham. Sally is a visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham and an accredited lecturer for NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies). She is the author of the book Miller’s Collecting Modern Design and she contributes features on antiques and design to the local, national and international press. She is also the Chair of the Heritage Committee of Birmingham Civic Society. Sally says, “The Birmingham Assay Office has a fantastic history, having been founded by an Act of Parliament in 1773, and it is now the largest Assay Office in the world. We have a wonderful collection of historic, mainly Birmingham, silver which includes pieces from the 18th Century to the present day. At the moment, we run a series of Silver Visits, which are open to recognised groups. These give visitors a rare chance to see the Assay Office’s magnificent collection and learn more about the history of hallmarking. We are planning to extend our programme of educational activities and tours and give greater opportunities for members of the public to visit us, for

example through public silver tours and specialised day courses on discovering silver and the Arts and Crafts Movement. The Birmingham Assay Office also has an existing and popular portfolio of specialist training courses aimed at professional jewellers and retailers, including an introduction to hallmarking and understanding diamonds. However, there is much potential for us to expand our current training provision. Feedback from the courses we already run is excellent. Delegates come to the Assay Office because they know they will receive a quality learning experience in an organisation with a long and distinguished history.” “We are planning to launch a new Heritage and Education Blog shortly, with a view to sharing some of the treasures from our collection with a wider audience and providing up to date news on our current and future education and training opportunities.” For further information about forthcoming training courses at the Assay Office visit and click on the training and education section The next public silver visit will take place on Tuesday 6th December for ONE DAY ONLY. To find out more or to book a place visit www.theassayoffice. and click on the silver collection visits section or email or call 0871 871 6020.

The exhibition, which will run from Friday June 1 to Saturday July 28, covers a date span from as early as 2,500 BC to the present day and encompasses a wide range of golden treasures including jewellery, coins, and sporting trophies, many of historic significance, and each one illustrating equally diverse subjects such as royalty, religion, finance, sport, dining and many of life’s important rituals. Some of the exhibits are simply esoteric, curious and amusing – but all have one major thing in common – they are all made from pure gold and demonstrate the sophisticated artistry and skill of the goldsmith. The treasures, which will be displayed over three floors at Goldsmiths’ Hall, have been loaned from distinguished institutions and private collections and many have rarely been seen in public before.

The UK Micro and Nano Sector Continues to Grow The organisers of MM, MEMS and NANO Live UK Rapid News Communications Group (RNCG) are delighted to report that the 2011 edition, held 27-29 September at the NEC, Birmingham witnessed a continued growth in attendance and interest in the technologies presented. Over 2,000 attendees came through the doors across the three days, many companies have already reserved their space for the next show, which underlines the success, and signals continued support for

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INTERGEM’s Brilliance Still on the Increase In spite of the most glorious autumn weather imaginable the trade fair managed to attract around 3,600 visitors, about the same number as last year. “We have seen a considerable increase in the quality of the registered trade fair visitors,” says Dr Konrad Henn, from the Idar-Oberstein Trade Fair Organisation. In the field of coloured gemstones as well as diamonds, designers’ objets d’art and jewellery the purchases were planned and deliberate. “Especially stones of top quality and in the upper price range were very much sought after,” underlines Nicole Ripp from the firm of Groh & Ripp. Also special and unique cuts, top stones in spectacular colours as well as creatively designed pieces were in high demand. The international character of INTERGEM is being continually expanded. In 2011 round about 20% of the visitors came from countries outside Germany, with the European

British Jewellery & Giftware International at Inhorgenta Munich: 10-13 February 2012 British Jewellery & Giftware International will be organising a British pavilion of UK jewellery designers at Inhorgenta Europe, Munich. The show is intended for designers who are suitably prepared for export and

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countries and the USA in the lead; however, also guests from the Bermuda Islands were registered. The business atmosphere was relaxed, and the trade fair organisers provided an efficient and smooth service in all respects. The well-rounded offer of the trade fair offered also interesting and fascinating experts’ lectures, e.g., by Sir Gabriel Tolkovsky and Dr. Ulrich Henn. A fantastic partyevent met any wishes on the Saturday of the trade fair, thus adding the final element to an overall enjoyable framework around the trade fair. Visitors and exhibitors were also full of praise for the photo-studio service

offered in the fairgrounds: jewellery and gemstones could be photographed professionally, and even a model could be provided, should this be desired. All in all, the attractive autumn event offers the gemstone sector – also considering the Christmas business – the complete range of offers in the field of gemstones, jewellery, objects and gemstone-related services and assets. This perfectly interwoven network has been clearly understood by the exhibitors. Over 80% have therefore directly signalled their willingness to participate in 2012 also.

is an ideal platform for entry into the German market and increasingly into Eastern Europe. The open plan pavilion will be located in hall C2 (Designer Area), and we hope to have around 64sqm of space in total, individual exhibitors will be allocated approximately 4sqm. Each individual exhibitor will be provided with podiums, lighting, chair & table (shared) and signage as part of the package. Exhibitors in the UK group will also benefit from shared facilities of: communication services, information stand/office area, interpreter or German speaking

staff member, refreshments, group advertising, stand cleaning after set up, British Jewellery & Giftware International management service prior to, during and after event and full installation supervision during build-up period. The cost to participate is £850* +VAT for BJGI members and £950* + VAT for non members. For further information please contact Taran Thabal on +44 (0) 121 237 1115 or email taran.thabal@ *Price incorporates UKTI grant depending on eligibility.

All Will Be Revealed

investigate both the Quarter and Toye Kenning & Spencer to get inspiration and then we were able to really let our imaginations take hold and come up with some exciting designs. Bringing our ideas to life as we created the murals was amazing; we’re incredibly proud to see them displayed in this way.”

“These murals are incredible,” explained Fiona Toye, chief executive of Toye Kenning & Spencer. “We are a company with creativity in design Year 9 pupils from Small Heath at our heart and a heritage of superb School watched their creations craft skills. These murals echo our unveiled in Toye Kenning & Spenapproach and ethos, combining the cer’s new foyer and showroom, by ideas of the young people in a school chief executive, Fiona Toye. The brief that values their creativity for the pupils was to and combines it with skill. design and create They are the perfect backlarge-scale murals drop to our stylish new foyer that would celebrate and show room.” the heritage of the Also attending the unveilJewellery Quar ter ing, at 77 Warstone Lane, and Toye Kenning & were head Peter Slough and Spencer’s place at Jenny Green, art teacher at its heart. the school, the pupils’ teachPupil Shafee Islam ers and Richard Riley head of explained: “This was work related learning. an amazing project Toye Kenning & Spento be part of; we’ve cer is working with Small wor ked on ever y Heath School as one of its stage from the first partners in industry. The piece of background murals were the first colresearch to the last laboration between the two Children from Small Heath School, Shafee Islam, Jabar Khan, Nadia Khan, element of its creaand other projects are now Sabira Begum, Aliyah Hussain, Nazish Kauser (all 14) with Fiona Toye, tion. First, we had to right and teacher Jenny Green, left. being planned. October 2011 The Hockley Flyer


Goldsmiths’ Fair 2011 - Post Event Report Goldsmiths’ Fair once again proved that the standard and variety of contemporary jewellery and silver in the UK remains at an all time high. From Monday September 26 through to Sunday October 9, Goldsmiths’ Hall was occupied by 180 craftsmen from all over the country each one showing and an incredible range of innovative, dynamic designs executed with exemplary craftsmanship. As in previous years the Fair was divided between two thirds of stands going to jewellers and a third to silversmiths, with 10 stands being allocated free of charge to selected recent graduates. More than 11,000 visitors attended the Fair over the period to admire, buy, and place commissions. Despite the gloomy worldwide economic climate, spirits were not dampened and the interest in and support for the Fair and its exhibitors remains extremely buoyant. The unseasonably hot weather in Week One saw a decrease in visitor numbers with more people attending in Week Two even though it was one day shorter. Despite this the total spend was higher in Week One and overall the total sales were up on those of 2010. Buying patterns have undoubtedly changed reflecting the unsettled economy. In addition, the constantly fluctuating price of precious metals, mainly upwards, is having an effect on designer-makers. That said the public, particularly those who come to the Fair, are well informed and completely understand that prices have to be adjusted to account for the basic cost of materials, quite aside from the hours spent making a piece, in addition to the craftsmanship and artistic talent involved. Many silversmiths remarked that many of their sales tended to be smaller items with clients being less inclined to want to make an investment in the more expensive larger statement pieces. In contrast quite a number of jewellers reported the opposite scenario and said that it was their more important items that were selling. Yellow and rose gold was much in evidence, and there was a considera-

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Recent graduate Emmeline Hastings, winner of the Best New Design Award Week 1 on her stand.

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester at Goldsmiths’ Fair talking to jeweller Tom Rucker

ble amount of stylish jewellery set with particularly stunning precious stones. Here again the buying public is proving itself to be well educated and extremely interested in gemmology. One of the positive effects of the rise of precious metals, particularly gold, is that it is forcing designers to become more resourceful and creative in finding new ways of getting the ‘gold’ look but still keeping costs down. For instance first time Fair exhibitor Melissa Rigby uses her own very individual technique of fusing fine coloured gold and silver leaf with vitreous enamel (ground glass) to produce a range of jewellery with fabulously textured surfaces. These not surprisingly proved extremely popular with clients and Melissa is now planning to refine and expand both her technique and range to include larger

more ambitious pieces. The Best New Design awards in both weeks coincidentally went to two recent graduates. In Week One it was jeweller Emmeline Hastings. Emmeline combines contrasting materials, including Perspex, wood, stainless steel, titanium, and precious metals, in a unique process to create striking and beautiful, wearable and non-wearable objects. Each one-off piece is highly tactile and incorporates an optical effect, which creates an illusion of movement and fluidity. In Week Two, it was silversmith Charlotte Tollyfield who attracted the judge’s eyes. Charlotte was selected as the judge was “drawn to her beautifully executed, elegant, functional pieces and the fact that in the past few months she has developed her

Silver teapot by Charlotte Tollyfield, winner of the Best New Design Award Week 2.

work, successfully experimenting with ambitious new ideas which combine an awareness of historical design with a 21st century aesthetic.” One of the highlights of the Fair was an official visit by HRH the Duchess of Gloucester on Tuesday September 27. She was welcomed by the Prime Warden of the Company, Hector Miller and the Clerk, Dick Melly. Paul Dyson, Director of Promotion then guided her around the Fair and presented her to various exhibitors. Among those the Duchess spoke to were recent graduates jewellers Milly Swire and Emmeline Hastings and silversmiths Jemma Daniels and Simon Pattison. Simon, who describes his silverware as simple and playful said the Duchess of Gloucester was very interested to learn how he had originally trained as a potter, then recently re-trained as a silversmith and was now combining his potter’s experience with traditional silversmithing skills. Her Royal Highness also enjoyed a demonstration of hallmarking and the testing of metals using an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer by members of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office. A mini Assay Office has been set up in the centre of the Fair to help educate the public on the subject and importance of hallmarking and assaying. Earlier this year a special celebratory Diamond Jubilee hallmark was introduced by the four UK Assay Offices and many of the Fair exhibitors said that they were either already using or planning to use it on their work. For example, silversmith Louise Mary had a large pair of her distinctive candle-

sticks on her stand made using her unique fold forming technique, which proudly bore the new Jubilee Hallmark. She said that by incorporating the new mark made her feel she and her silver were taking part in history. The importance of the Fair to exhibitors, both in terms of their business and personal development, cannot be underestimated. The Fair provides them with incredible exposure to clients, both regular Fair devotees and an ever-increasing number of new visitors. In addition, it gives them a remarkable platform from which to contemplate and re-evaluate their designs. For example, jeweller Jacqueline Cullen remarked that the Fair presented her with an invaluable opportunity to conduct direct market research. This year she was able to gauge the reaction to her new work which incorporates black and cognac diamonds and was delighted that it received such an enthusiastic response. Another important aspect of the Fair is the fact that it gives all the exhibitors a valuable opportunity to catch-up and exchange views with their fellow craftsmen. As silversmith Jonathan Boyd said, “It is a great experience to be surrounded by other makers. Perhaps that part of the Fair is underrated - as a solo studio jeweller you spend so long working on your own with insular thinking that the chance to network with makers is a fantastic opportunity.” Exhibiting at the Fair for the first time can be quite daunting but all new exhibitors leave with a sense of achievement. Jeweller Christopher Anderson remarked: “The Fair was a tremendous confidence building experience which has also served to inspire new designs for the future.” This was endorsed by Julian Stephens: “The experience was very positive and I learnt a great deal.” Emmeline Hastings one of the recipients of a free stand said: “I gained so much from meeting other makers and dealing with the public directly. It taught me valuable lessons in selling and displaying my work, as well as organising myself and my business.” Another recent graduate Frances Wadsworth Jones said: “Most importantly my time at the Fair helped me to understand the kind of person my customer is, so I have a better idea of how to go about finding them in the future.” Looking ahead to the future - next

year the Fair will celebrate its 30th anniversary! However before then many of the Fair exhibitors and other jewellers who feature on the Goldsmiths’ Company’s on-line directory Who’s Who in Gold and Silver will be taking part in another selling event – The Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion at Somerset House from Wednesday June 13 to Sunday June 17 during London Jewellery Week 2012.

Future Events: LONDON JEWELLERY WEEK 2012 Monday 11 – Sunday 17 June

A week celebrating the Jewellery industry in the UK, London Jewellery Week 2012 promises to be full of events sponsored by some of the most exciting names in the Jewellery industry. For more information:

DAYS OF KNOWLEDGE Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 June

To coincide with London Jewellery Week the Goldsmiths’ Company will host its annual Day of Knowledge jewellery seminars with themes based around the subjects of “Gold and Diamonds” at Goldsmiths’ Hall featuring top names in the industry and discussing their work.

GOLDSMITHS’ COMPANY ASSAY OFFICE SEMINAR – subject to be confirmed Friday June 16

At Goldsmiths’ Hall organised by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office. For more information:


This selling event will showcase a unique collection of top UK jewellers each pushing the creative boundaries of contemporary design.

GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR 2012 – 30th ANNIVERSARY At Goldsmiths’ Hall

Week One - Monday, September 24 to Sunday, September 30. Week Two Tuesday, October 24 to Sunday, October 7 11am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 6.00pm Saturday and Sunday. October 2011 The Hockley Flyer



Anchorcert Celebrates 10 Years at Harvey Nichols

AnchorCert’s 10th Anniversary Celebration held even more star studded surprises than expected when celebrities James Cordon and UK chart toppers One Direction decided to join the party. Tempted into the iconic Harvey Nichols store while filming in Birmingham, the celebrities found the AnchorCert party in full swing. They were thrilled to join guests celebrating the first decade of the UK’s premier gemmological service, based in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. AnchorCert is the Diamond & Gemstone Certification division of The Birmingham Assay Office providing professional reports and certification services to the jewellery industry and to the consumer. Its success lies in the skills and dedication of its team of expert gemmologists and support staff who continually strive to offer innovative, and industry leading solutions to the needs of the 21st Century international jewellery industry. This was most recently evidenced by the development of the AnchorCert Gemstone Weight Estimator APP for smart phones and tablets which can in a couple of clicks estimate the weight of any set gemstone from measurements entered. The APP has been developed in Birmingham and is being downloaded by gemmologists all over the world. Harvey Nichols Store Manager, Kevin Breese watched on in amazement and later described the scene as ‘surreal’ as Harry Styles, and fellow band members Zain Mailik and Liam Payne from One Direction, along with Corden, the popular Gavin and Stacey star joined the Birmingham based Sansaar Group Dhol drum-

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mers and Bhangra dancers and astonished guests with their interpretation of the traditional Punjabi folk dance. The Assay Office Chairman, Kay Alexander, and Chief Executive Michael Allchin, both wearing grand Chains of Office for the occasion also joined in... With calm restored the guests, including the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anita Ward, heard about AnchorCert’s success and standing as a highly respected international gemmological service. Kay Alexander spoke of the many exciting and positive things happening in Birmingham. Michael Allchin reminded guests of the need for gemstone certification and its benefits to both the consumer and the jewellery trade. Designer and Jewellery maker James Newman, explained why he, a Yorkshire man, had chosen to establish his business in Birmingham. The stars of the evening were however undoubtedly the show-

cases of fabulous diamond and gem set jewellery made in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and certificated by AnchorCert. James Newman Designs and Victoria James, both based in Vyse Street and Fei Lui based in Newhall Street, along with pieces from Sharman D. Neill based

in N. Ireland showcased their world leading and sought after contemporary design collections. Special Guest, BBC Midlands Today presenter Suzanne Verdi, cut the fabulous, handmade 10th birthday cake which was encrusted with edible diamonds – what else? Birmingham jew-

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eller Chris Shellis was delighted to find that his stunning solid gold and diamond encrusted stiletto shoes were a perfect fit for ‘Cinderella’ Suzanne - who pronounced them surprisingly comfortable... Chief Executive and Assay Master, Michael Allchin, said of the event:

“This was a fantastic evening and a fitting tribute to the hard work and achievements of the Anchorcert team. It embraced the culture, creativity, and inspirational thinking that is at the heart of AnchorCert, The Birmingham Assay Office, and the City of Birmingham.”

2012 Nadeem Rizvi, Laser Micromachining Ltd commented, “The move to the NEC certainly worked well and LML had our best MM Live show to date. We’ve been exhibiting at the show since its start and we had the largest number (and best quality) leads we have ever had at the event. We’ll certainly be exhibiting again next year.” Ian Howe, fcubic endorsed this positive view, “MM Live was fantastic for fcubic, it generated lot of traffic through the booth, with a large proportion being high-quality leads. We promoted our Digital Metal technology and services for manufacturing metallic components using ink jet printing on powder bed technology, for design, jewellery, dental/medical and engineering applications. Visitors from all our target segments were at the show and they were interested to discuss fcubic’s service in order to develop and supply metallic component applications. We will exhibit at next year’s MM Live.” The last word should go to event headline sponsors Accumold, Marketing Manager, Aaron Johnson put it succinctly, “MM Live is the premier venue for anyone interested in micro manufacturing technologies” The combination of first class suppliers on the show floor and free of charge seminar sessions, paid for car parking and free visitor Wi-Fi proved a winning formula for visitors and the stage is now set for further growth in 2012. Duncan Wood, Managing Director of the Events Division at RNCG commented, “Once again MM Live has confirmed its position as the show for micro and precision technologies. As always the exhibitors who display such cutting edge technologies are the real key to the success of the event, they are the reason the event is so highly regarded and I wish to thank them all for their contribution.” “Special thanks must also go to our partners Institute of Nanotechnology, NanoKTN, JEMI and MANCEF who organised some fantastic seminar sessions and really helped us get the two new areas of MEMS and NANO off to a great start on their debuts. Their contribution was a key element in the establishment of these events and we are now looking forward to taking the event up another level in 2012 and we have significant news on this coming very soon.” MM, MEMS & NANO Live UK 2012 will take place on 25-26 September 2012, Hall 3a, NEC, Birmingham, UK.

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Shaun Grace at work on his vases in the Ashford workshop of master-silversmith Steven Ottewill

Shaun Grace at a reception at the V & A with his award winning interacting silver vases on display behind.

Shaun Wins Young Designer Silversmith Award

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London was the venue for the culmination of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s Young Designer Silversmith Award 2011. At a reception held on Tuesday evening, October 25, attended by the Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company, Hector Miller, himself a renowned silversmith, together with Rosemary Ransome Wallis Curator of the Collections at Goldsmiths’ Hall, a pair of stunning silver flower vases made by the winner of this

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year’s award, Shaun Grace (22), was presented to Mr Martin Roth, Director of the V&A Museum for the museum’s permanent collection. This prestigious competition organised by the Goldsmiths’ Company, focuses on young silversmithing students at university in Britain today, and is open to any student under 30 on a BA or Master’s degree course. The Award scheme was started in 1994 as an initiative to encourage students to show their artistic individuality in silver and to give them the opportunity to perfect dexterity of craftsmanship under the guidance of a master silversmith The design brief changes from year to year. On this occasion the students were asked to submit designs for a pair of complementing silver vessels

that had to interact with each other as well as effectively displaying flowers of a particular species. The standard of entr ies was extremely high but the judges were particularly impressed with Shaun’s entry, which was inspired by the strong architectural forms of the Sydney Opera House and designed specifically to compliment the strong flamboyant forms of the calla lily. Declared the winner, Shaun was subsequently given £4,000 towards the cost of translating his design into silver and the Goldsmiths’ Company arranged for him to do this in the workshop of leading silversmith Steven Ottewill, based in Ashford Kent. Once the winning design is made, the scheme decrees that it be presented to the appropriate major museum nearest the college for its collection of contemporary decorative arts. As Shaun Grace is a graduate of the University for the Creative Art at Rochester his piece was always destined to be presented to the V & A. At the reception, Hector Miller gave a speech and said, “One of the Prime Warden’s privileges is to encounter at first hand, not just inspirational creative design in silver, but also remarkable technical craftsmanship. This is especially true of Shaun Grace, the 17th winner of this annual competition. Shaun had the fantastic opportunity of making his design for complimentary flower vases a reality under the watchful eye of master silversmith Steven Ottewill.” It took Shaun six weeks in the workshop to create this difficult piece of hollowware. Flat sides are always difficult to produce. However, Shaun embraced the challenge and spent many hours soldering, burnishing, filing, and finally pumicing to create these truly technically difficult pieces. The Prime Warden then thanked Steven, who was also present, for the guidance and support he had given Shaun during his time at the workshop, and especially for fine-tuning Shaun’s craft skills to produce such wonderful pieces. The judges of the competition, past Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company and Chairman of the judges Martin Drury, together with Rod Kelly and Clive Burr both famous artist/silversmiths and Annamarie Stapleton, consultant to the Fine Arts Society

New London premises for Domino Domino has expanded its facility in London with the opening of a new trade counter at 26-29, St Cross Street, Hatton Garden. The attractive and strongly-branded new premises, which opened at the beginning of October, will provide Domino with the opportunity to display and to hold a far greater level of stock than was possible at its previous trade counter in the nearby ‘Heart of Hatton Garden’ building. “Since we opened in London in 2007 we have steadily expanded our market and feel sure that having our own on-street premises will help in London were all present at the award ceremony to witness Shaun Grace receiving his prize the winner’s certificate for the Young Designer Silversmith Award 2011 and a cheque for £500. Brian Hill, past Course Leader at the University for the Creative Arts at Rochester, was also presented with a commemorative silver plaque of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s coat of arms, designed and made by Keith Redfern and engraved by Stanley Reece. In his acceptance speech, Brian said how delighted he was that Shaun Grace had been guided in the making of his winning design by Steven Ottewill who had also graduated from Rochester some years before. The plaque will now be retained by Rochester for a year and this is the first time this university has been the custodian of this prestigious award.

to us to grow it further,” says MD, Andrew Morton. The trade counter will carry in stock a wide range of Domino’s core products and will offer retailers and designers a tremendous choice of must-have items such as wedding rings, diamond ring mounts, settings and components across all carats and colours of gold as well as in platinum and palladium. The additional space will also allow Domino to showcase some of its fully-finished jewellery collections such as ‘Sienna Neckwear’, which offers suites of earrings, pendants and necklaces in diamonds and coloured stones, and ‘Trends and Fashions’ a collection which includes a selection of up-to-the minute contemporary designs across a range of different materials, including mother-

of-pearl with 18ct gold and statement cabochon stone pieces with gold and diamonds. Claire Guild, Domino’s Business Development Manager for London is delighted with the new premises. “As our customers here in the South East now appreciate, Domino has plenty to offer London’s jewellery community. These new premises will help us bring our designs - the vast majority of which are designed and produced in-house at our manufacturing facility in Birmingham and which are unique to us - to an even wider audience. The additional space will not only allow us to hold far great levels of stock, but will also provide a more relaxed and comfortable environment in which to buy,” she commented.

Final Chance to See Silver Collection

cuits before the visit, and afterwards, in the Gift Shop, they will be able to buy gifts such as books and silver items all made in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and hallmarked at The Birmingham Assay Office. There are lots of Gift ideas for that someone special… The Silver Collection Visit will take place on Tuesday 6th December, at The Birmingham Assay Office, with the option of a morning visit at 11.00am or an afternoon visit at 2.00pm. The 11am visit is now full so book now to get one of the last few spaces left on the 2pm visit. To book a place or for further information, please call on 0871 871 6020 or email A charge of £10.00 per head is payable in advance and non-refundable.

The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce that it is uniquely opening its doors to the General Public and offering limited places on its popular Silver Collection Visits programme – on ONE FINAL DATE ONLY. Usually these visits are only available to organised groups, so this is a unique opportunity to see the spectacular Silver Collection, the Library, and to hear about the history of hallmarking and The Birmingham Assay Office. Visitors will be met with a warm welcome, including coffee and bis-

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Gemvision & Holts Acadamy - New CAD CAM Training Gemvision’s Matrix jewellery design software - the latest version of which was launched at the recent IJL show - is to feature in a brand new jewellery manufacturing training scheme run by Holts Academy of Jewellery, based in Hatton Garden. The Industry Certified CAD Design qualification (ICCD) is the first in the UK to follow standards set by the industry and recognised qualification bodies, which leads to a Level 3 Diploma in Precious Metal CAD CAM. The course encompasses the production of jewellery from detailed drawings and specifications using CAD. Students will be able to learn with Gemvision’s market-leading Matrix CAD package which has been designed specifically for the trade, allowing on-screen, dimensionally accurate design and substantially reducing the time taken from initial idea to final production. Gemvision Europe managing director Gary Baines is delighted the company has been chosen as official supplier to the scheme. “Our technology is geared towards helping designers and retailers create innovative, desirable and profitable jewellery items, so working with the designers and manufacturers of tomorrow is very important for Gemvision,” he said. “Enabling new jewellery designers to learn the latest CAD CAM techniques on market leading Matrix software under the auspices of the industry’s leading training provider means that manufacturers, retailers and customers can look forward to some stunning, original and inventive pieces in the months and years to come.” Lee Lucas, director of Holts Academy said: “After years of pioneering the development of qualifications for the jewellery sector I am delighted that we are able to lead the field for CAD CAM Qualifications. Our qualifications are Industry Certified and will offer both Industry level recognition and real skills for the workplace. Holts Academy has worked with Gemvision Europe for five years and believes the company’s software - used by many

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of the jewellery world’s leading brand names - is the ideal partner for this ground-breaking training programme.” Matrix Version 7 was launched to acclaim from buyers and the press at the recent 2011 International Jewellery London show. The new version brings greater organic design functionality and even more realistic imaging to the market-leading software design package. It incorporates T-Splines technology, which improves on traditional CAD functionality to give designers more freedom in creating the type of complex organic design shapes which are generally only created by hand. Version 7 also benefits from the new V-Ray render engine built-in, enabling jewellers to produce an accurate, photo-realistic image of their designs within 30 seconds - a powerful design and sales tool. The ICCD course lasts 310 hours, 98 of which involve specialist CAD delivery. The course will cover: • keeping safe and maintaining the workshop and machinery • producing jewellery or silverware from detailed drawings and specifications • marking out and measuring jewellery or silverware • designing jewellery using Computer Aided Design • preparatory CAD software use; using CAD software to create and • manipulate 3D geometry • using CAD software for precision 3D modelling of jewellery • using CAD software for editing existing models • presenting CAD models using rendering • creating physical objects from CAD

models using CAM technology • producing jewellery using wax casting • understanding and applying concepts of metallurgy to jewellery • new manufacturing technologies • Gemvision will also be supporting the qualification with the provision of a prize at the bi-annual Academy Awards hosted by Holts Academy of Jewellery. For more information visit www.


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The ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ and the ‘INDUSTRIAL MIDDLE’ are the areas protected against inappropriate residential use. A large number of Planning Applications are not in accordance with the Planning Legislation which is there to ‘protect’ the Jewellery Quarter and the trade. Please help the Jewellery Quarter to survive by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2011/07152/PA 19 Augusta Street Birmingham B18 6JA Temporary two storey office extension to existing building - portable cabin wrapped in Artwork and alteration of staircase. 19-10-2011 2011/07069/PA. 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of the existing building. 15-10-2011 2011/07054/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 24 apartments and one commercial unit at ground floor and associated parking. 15-10-2011 2011/06767/PA 5 Hockley Hill, Hockley, Birmingham B18 5AA. Retention of the change of use of former car park to rear to ancillary restaurant function space (Use Class A3) and the associated temporary canopy/ tent. 06-10-2011 2011/06376/PA The Quarter land to corner of Warstone Lane / Carver Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AL . Application for a non material amendment following grant of planning permission 2007/03378/PA to remove 4 no. secondary apartment entrance doors and associated steps to Warstone Lane and replace with matching brickwork and new windows. 2011/06051/PA BT Tower - Birmingham Lionel Street Birmingham. Display of temporary mesh banners (on two sides of BT Tower). 12-09-2011 2011/04237/PA

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Planning Applications and Decisions from the Jewellery Quarter.

36 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QX. Listed Building Consent for the installation of a 12 metre shared flagpole radio base station, housing 6no 3g antennas and 3 no. wall mounted radio head unites with 1 no shared radio equipment cabinet - appeal submitted. 2011/04130/PA 36 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QX. Installation of a 12 metre shared flagpole radio base station, housing 6no 3g antennas and 3 no. wall mounted radio head unites with 1 no shared radio equipment cabinet - appeal submitted.

Ongoing 2011/05549/PA 11 Caroline Street Hockley Bir mingham B3 1TR. Change of use from Use Class B1 to a college (Use Class D1). 19-08-2011 2011/05315/PA 111 Spencer Street Birmingham B18 6DA Installation of extraction equipment to rear. 04-08-2011. 2011/02638/PA 54 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6NG. Change of use from finance and professional services (use class A2) to restaurant (use class A3). 27-04-2011. 2011/02781/PA 55 Regent Place Hockley Birmingham B1 3NJ. Erection of 4no. 4 storey live/work units. 05-05-2011. 2011/03172/PA 33 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AB. Change of use from offices (Use Class B1) to Church Centre (Use Class D1) including Place of Worship, drop-in centre and ancillary cafe. 19-05-2011.

New Decisions 2011/05952/PA Legge Lane/ Camden Drive Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Retention of change of use to car park. Final Decision - Approve Temporary. 2011/05432/PA Rose Villa Tavern 172 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JW. Listed Building Consent for internal wall alterations to the existing first floor function rooms. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/05402/PA The Big Peg Unit 401c 120 Vyse Street Birmingahm B18 6NF. Change of use from office (Use Class B1) to private hire booking office (Use Class Sui Generis)

and creation of 3 no. staff car parking spaces. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/05316/PA 15 Hall Street Jewellery Quarter Hockley Birmingham B18 6BS. Three storey roof extension and conversion of existing two storey building to create 7 No. live/ work units (Sui Generis) and retention of ground floor bar/restaurant. Final Decision - Refuse 2011/05271/PA 55 Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1PX. Installation of 4 no. roof lights and lift to rear of building. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/05055/PA Icknield Street Block 5 The Former Birmingham Mint Hockley Birmingham B18 6RX. Replacement of 8 ground floor timber windows with 8 single glazed metal framed painted windows. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/03448/PA Land to the rear of The Former Duke of York PH site & 50 Hylton Street (off York Terrace) Jewellery Quar ter Birmingham. Construction of 13 no. live/work units (Use Class Sui Generis), associated car parking and hard landscaping. Final Decision. - Refuse

Older Decisions 2011/05197/PA Unit 1 The Mint Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5AU Change of use from B1 (Business) to D1 (college use). Final Decision -- Approve subject to Conditions 2011/05101/PA 39 Warstone Lane Hockley Birmingham B18 6JQ Application to extend the time of extant planning application 2008/03316/PA for the conversion of existing building involving internal alterations to create a 1-bed live-work unit (Sui Generis) on 2nd floor, and 3 office units on 1st floor, with ground floor unchanged. Final Decision -- Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/05031/PA 110 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JS. Display of 5 no. externally illuminated fascia signs and 2 no. externally illuminated hanging signs. Final Decision -- Approve Temporary. 2011/05013/PA 33-33a Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3ND. Listed Building Consent in connection with a change of use from office to a live/ work unit at No.33 and internal/ external refurbishment works at No.33a Final Decision -- Approve subject to Conditions.

2011/05012/PA 33-33a Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3ND. Change of use of No.33 from offices (use class B1) to a live/work unit (Sui Generis) and creation of archive store on rear for office at 33a. Final Decision -- Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/04341/PA 5-11 Fleet Street Birmingham B3 1JP. Listed Building Consent for the retention of an internally illuminated menu board to front elevation. Final Decision -- Refuse. 2011/04335/PA 5-11 Fleet Street Birmingham B3 1JP. Retention of an internally illuminated menu board to front elevation. Final Decision -- Refuse. 2011/03449/PA Land to the rear of The former Duke of York PH site & 50 Hylton Street (off York Terrace) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham Conservation Area Consent for the part demolition of buildings on site in connection with construction of 13 no. live/work units (Use Class Sui Generis) and associated parking and landscaping. Final Decision -- Refuse. 2011/04130/PA 36 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QX. Installation of a 12 metre shared flagpole radio base station, housing 6no 3g antennas and 3 no. wall mounted radio head unites with 1 no shared radio equipment cabinet. Final Decision -- Refuse.

Summary Guide to Use Classes A1 - Shops. A2 - Financial and Professional Services. A3 - Restaurants and Cafes. A4 - Drinking Establishments. A5 - Hot Food Takeaways. B1 (a) - Business. (b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology. (c) - Light Industry. B2 - General Industry. B3 - Storage/Distribution. C1 - Hotels C2 - Residential Institutions C2A - Secure Residential Institutions. C3 - Dwelling Houses D1 - Non-residential Institutions. D2 - Assembly/Leisure.

Plans are available for scrutiny at the Spring Hill Library. You must register any objections (or support) to the above Applications in writing direct to Birmingham Core Strategy, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, quoting the Planning Application number. Remember, there is a restriction against inappropriate housing within the Golden Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but your objections still need to be recorded!

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Dates for your Diary

05 Sept - 04 Nov - RBSA Gallery - THREAD:BARE Mon 5 September - Fri 4 November This exhibition explores the less conventional forms of textile practice in contemporary fine craft. Revealing how makers exploit the properties of different textile materials, the show demonstrates how fabric and thread can be incorporated into various craft media. 24 Oct - 05 Nov RBSA Gallery - The Birmingham Art Circle - one of England’s oldest art societies - returns to the RBSA for its annual exhibition of diverse works including paintings, sculptures and ceramics. 24 Oct - 05 Nov - RBSA Gallery - Characters and Costumes. - This exhibition presents the work of William John Wainwright PPRBSA and his contemporaries. On display are Wainwright’s original sketchbooks, numerous portraits and studies of colourful costumes. 03 Nov - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand Jewellery & Watches 04 Nov - Maggie Astrowska 6pm Maggie has a background of work in photography and is now exploring a wider range of mediums including textiles, fine art and modern art. Artfull Expression, 23-24 Warstone Lane 07 Nov - 19 Nov - RBSA Gallery New Work 2011 A continuation of Robert Perry’s long established series of studies of the Black Country by day and night, featuring some radical techniques and viewpoints. 07 Nov - 13 Jan 2012 - RBSA Gallery - Electric. The RBSA Craft Gallery’s festive exhibition is guaranteed to be electric! This stylish event displays the latest collections from the nation’s most celebrated designer makers of contemporary silver and gold jewellery, ceramics and silverware. 9 Nov - Wed. 3.00 pm- Heritage and Regeneration Group – (Walker building) 11 Nov - 13 Nov - Blue Orange Theatre - In a moment Presents... Barefaced - Stripped Back Theatre. 15 Nov - Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum AGM at the Drop Forge. 17 Nov - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand Jewellery & Watches 17 Nov - 26 Nov - Blue Orange Theatre Presents...Two Way Mirror by Arthur Miller. Directed by Kerry Murdock and Mark Webster. 19 Nov - 10.00 to 15.00 - Farmers Market of The Jewellery Quarter. 23 Nov - RBSA Gallery - Open all Media. An ‘Open’ exhibition for artists working in all media (except photography). Works including jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as drawing, painting and printmaking are all welcome. 24 Nov - Fellows Auctioneers - Antique & Modern Jewellery

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27 Nov - 2.00 - 4.00pm - RBSA Gallery - Pins and Needles. Take inspiration from nature and get artistic and active in this clay and plaster workshop with Jo Naden RBSA. You will be looking at pine and hawthorn trees, and using their pins and needles to make textured surfaces in clay. These will then be used to cast a plaster relief. Booking essential. £6/£4 for Friends and Young Friends of the RBSA 28 Nov - Fellows Auctioneers - Silver,Plated Wares,Coins & Medals 01 Dec - Jewellery & Giftware Ball Clarendon Suites, off Hagley Road, Birmingham 01 Dec - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand Jewellery & Watches 02 Dec - Calling all artists! We are calling back all the artists who have exhibited over the last year! There will be a wide range of pieces and artists, ensuring that you have some amazing work to feast your eyes on! Artfull Expression, 23-24 Warstone Lane. 03 Dec - St Paul’s church open from 10am until 4pm for mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas raffle and Christmas gifts. 06 Dec - The Birmingham Assay Office - view its private silver collection. 11.00am or 2.00pm. Places are limited to 25 for each of the visits, so early booking is advised. Tel: 0871 871 6020 or email A charge of £10.00 per head is payable in advance and non-refundable. 08 Dec - Thur 8.00/9.00 – JQA Breakfast Venue - The Rope Walk - ‘The Coffin Works’ - A presentation by Birmingham Conservation Trust. 08 Dec - Fellows Auctioneers - Christmas Jewellery and Gifts 10 Dec - Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - Christmas Celebrations. Costumed guided tours, carol singing by Enchant choir and festive refreshments. Buy those last minute presents in our lovely gift shop. 10.30am to 4.00pm 10 Dec - Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - Christmas Celebrations - A drop in family craft workshop with artist Gill Page. Make your own Christmas decoration. 1.00pm to 3.00pm. 11 Dec - 2.00 - 4.00pm - RBSA Gallery - Christmas in Clay. Be inspired by Christmas and create your very own festive artwork or decoration in clay. You will be using letters, leaves and found objects to make patterns for decorations. Booking essential. £6/£4 for Friends and Young Friends of the RBSA 12 Dec - Fellows Auctioneers - Vintage Jewellery & Accessories 13 Dec - Fellows Auctioneers - Antiques & Fine Art

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14 Dec - Wed 4.00 York House – JQA Board. 15 Dec - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand Jewellery & Watches 16 Dec - 30 Dec - Blue Orange Theatre Presents... A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Directed by Tina Hofman 17 Dec - 10.00 to 15.00 - Farmers Market of The Jewellery Quarter.

Entertainment Classical Music

03 Nov - Live Organ Recital - at 1.15pm played by Henry Fairs at St Paul’s Churchin the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Henry Fairs is both the Head of Organ Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire and Organist to Birmingham University. He presents a programme of music by Jehan Alain to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.


Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul, Jazz, etc.

01 Nov - ITCHYFEET BIRMINGHAM: The Itchy Feet parties return to the Jam House ... Swing, Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Rock n Roll and Ska. At Itchy Feet parties - it’s all about the old. See www. 02 Nov - GILES ROBSON & THE DIRTY ACES. Giles Robson is a singer, songwriter and harmonica player and with his crack band the Dirty Aces is a new and original force on the blues scene with inventive and soulful material and a rockin’ highly charismatic stage show. The Blues press are touting Robson and the band as a force to be reckoned with. 03 Nov - DR TEETH’S BIG BAND. These Kings of Swing really rip it up at the Jam House with their Jump ‘n’ Jive! Hep Hep! 04 - 05 Nov - SOLID SOUL. Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians - always a popular choice at the Jam House - featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz. 08 Nov - DANA GILLESPIE: With a successful musical career spanning 45 years, playing & recording with a range of artistes as diverse as Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie, and alongside her early days as a West End and film actress, Dana Gillespie has developed an international following with the ‘raunchy in-your-face blues’ she performs today. ( dana brings a few of her ‘London Blues Band’ to the Jam House to play some self-penned & classic blues favourites. A must-see. 09 Nov - THE STYLISTICS: PhillySound Hitmakers, the Stylistics, return to the Jam House on Wednesday 9th November with their back catalogue of Soul

masterpieces, including ‘You Are Everything,’ ‘Betcha By Golly Wow,’ ‘Stop Look Listen’, ‘Break Up To Make Up,’ ‘Children of the Night,’ ‘You’ll Never Get to Heaven,’ ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New,’ ‘Na Na is the Saddest Word,’ ‘Can’t Give You Anything,’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ 10 Nov - The SUBS: Great chance to see one of our most popular of weekend bands play not only some of their rock anthem set, but a few of their own material! 11 and 12 Nov - UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE: Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Up 4 The Downstroke the UKs premier band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and more. 15 Nov - Birmingham Jazz presents... LUPA: LUPA is an Italian lady who has found her home here in Birmingham. A Jazz Artist, singer song-writer, producer & band leader, she has enjoyed a career as successful model and actress - see 16 Nov - GABBIDON: perform some of the greatest reggae anthems known to mankind in their show. Basil Gabbidon is a founder member and lead guitarist of the renowned STEEL PULSE, writing and performing many of their hits. 17 Nov - The FABULOUS BOOGIE BOYS: Step back in time for a dose of vintage glamour and groovy beats as the ‘Fabulous Boogie Boys’ swing into town for an authentic jive & rockabilly experience. 18 - 19 Nov DETROIT SOUL: An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites. 22 Nov - LOOPSTATION & VDRUM CHAMPIONSHIP: Two great international music competitions reach their UK final stage at the Jam House this evening. BOSS LOOPSTATION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. ROLAND V-DRUM CHAMPIONSHIP. Expect stellar performances from twenty of the best performers of either the Loopstation or V-Drums from the UK. The reigning Loopstation World Champion, SLOMO, will also perform this evening - this you have to see! 24 Nov - Christmas 2011 with DEL CAMINO: Popular seven piece Salsa Band supported by LatinMotion DJs. Always a busy night. 25 - 26 Nov - Christmas 2011 with VERTIGO: Rock this weekend with this five-piece guitar band playing anthems from the U2, David Bowie & the Jam 29 Nov - Christmas 2011 with The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS: New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House direct on 0121 200 3030. 30 Nov - Christmas 2011 with CAPITAL GROOVE: A fresh and alternative five piece October 2011 The Hockley Flyer



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TISTE in support with his classic range of Jools Holland, the Beatles and many more favourites to get your dancing shoes on and to party us into the new year spirit, and not to forget our resident DJ to keep the party going through until 3am!

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band, playing the best dance floor tracks of the eighties & nineties 01 - 02 - 03 Dec - Christmas 2011 with SUBTERRANEANS: The SUBS rock the Jam House on every visit with their powerful selection of Massive Rock Anthems from the likes of U2, the Stones, Queen, and even the Kaiser Chiefs! 06 - 07 Dec - Christmas 2011 with VERTIGO: Rock the house with this five-piece guitar band, playing a mix of classics from U2, David Bowie & the Jam complete with some modern indie anthems 08 - 09 - 10 Dec - Christmas 2011 with UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE: Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Downstroke the UKs premier band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and More. 13 - 14 - 15 Dec - Christmas 2011 with URBAN INTRO: Terrific range of classic jazz-funk & soul favourites. A smooth but powerful four-piece. 16 - 17 Dec - Christmas 2011 with SOLID SOUL: Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians - always a popular choice at the Jam House 19 - 20 Dec - Christmas 2011 with The RED LEMONS: A band of superbly accomplished and very individual musicians come together to perform a vast range of soul & funk favourites from the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Duffy and Plan B. 22 - 23 Dec - Christmas 2011 with DETROIT SOUL: A soul band with a huge repertoire of classics and contemporary soul music - Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites. 27 Dec - The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS: New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond. To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House direct on 0121 200 3030. 28 Dec: THE LAUNCH PAD: A showcase of some of the unsigned bands that the Jam House considers “ones to watch”, including The Musgraves, The Firm, The Dan Whitehouse Band & Rogue States. 30 Dec - B’SPOKE: A popular & funky young ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R’n’B classics. 31 Dec - New Years Eve with THE SUBTERRANEANS: rock the JamHouse on every visit, but for this very special night they will see 2011 away and invite you into 2012 in only a way the Subs can. With a range from U2, Queen, Kaiser Chiefs, and many more anthems to rock your socks off right into the New Year itself! The evening also features local legend and boogie-woogie pianist, DINO BAP-

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C. Rehearsals every Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Grimshaw Room, St. Chad’s cathedral. Free secure parking in carpark in Shadwell St. No requirement to read music. We will teach you to sing. Contact Dave Ward on 0121 382 444.

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ROBERTS JEWELLERS require F.G.A. (DGA helpful) also would consider HND Gemology for full time/part time position now available. Varied and interesting gemology work plus gold buying and high class sales. Please write including CV to Daniel Johnson, Roberts Jewellers Ltd, 29 Corporation St, Birmingham, B2 4LS. MANAGER WANTED urgently! The Birmingham Gold Company urgently requires an experienced scrap gold and silver buyer / manager to run our

Birmingham office. Salary negotiable. For an informal chat phone Lionel on 0121 448 0488.


SMALL, COMPACT polishing motor, similar to Mini dustmaster with extractor or equivalent model wanted for small workshop. Tel: 07980 292868 STEEL AND wooden filing cabinets, plan chests, lockers, desks, workbenches, stools, chairs, storage bins, industrial lighting, old patterns, Tote tins, trolleys, and old stock etc. Ring: 07860 307446.

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BULLION DEALERS • SMELTERS ASSAYERS • WHOLESALE JEWELLERY We are specialists in the recovery of Precious Metals for the Jewellery and Dental Trades, and we will buy scrap, lemel, sweeps etc in any form or quantity.

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We buy Gold, & Silver, Hallmarked & Unhallmarked at the same rate. Premium Prices Paid for Surplus Jewellery Stock. Lemels, Sweeps and Polishings, including Dental Scrap. Fast turnaround 24hrs Lemels, 5 days Sweeps. Gold & Silver Solutions and Residues, Cyanide & Acid based. Fluxes, Pots & Crucibles, and other low grade materials. Free Collection or Free Insured Postal Service. Prompt payment by Cash, Cheque or T.T. FOR YOUR BULLION NEEDS WE SUPPLY

 Solders  Casting Grain  Tube  Sheet  Wire For a fast, efficient and confidential service call Dave or Steve on


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Albion Court:

For Sale

Hall Street:

10,000 sq ft of office accommodation

6000 sq ft Grade II listed building

11 parking spaces

Offers sought in excess of £250,000

Offers sought in the region of £500,000

Available immediately

Cliveland St:

For Sale

To Let

Self-contained office building, 4054 sq ft with parking Quoting rent £25,000 per annum Available immediately

t: 0121 634 1520 the name for exclusive city properties

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