Carla Goodfellow, operations and business development at the Birmingham Assay Office, is set to retire later this month.
Goodfellow, who has been in the jewellery industry for 35 years, 18 of which working at the Birmingham Assay Office, started her career at Birmingham based jewellery manufacturer Gallery Jewellers.
Goodfellow said: “my decision to retire from the industry was probably the hardest decision I have ever had to make. My husband retired 12 months ago, and it is time for me to join him and have time to support family commitments.”
Doug Henry, Assay master and CEO, said: “Carla has been an immense presence throughout her time with the office. I have had the privilege to work with her over the last 6 years and her passion, commitment and dedication are perpetually energising.
“Whilst we’re delighted for her and wish her the very best for a long happy and healthy retirement, we’re also saddened to be losing such a valuable member of our team. This also presents exciting development opportunities which are being taken up by our team to ensure that we continue to support and serve our customers.”