Portrait of Stephen Bottomley

Stephen Bottomley has been awarded the status of Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company

He became Head of the School of Jewellery in Birmingham in April 2017


ACJ's fourth Chair will be allowed to drive his sheep over Tower Bridge !  The Goldsmiths' Company has some 1,500 Freemen, which is usually awarded for long service or on completion of an apprenticeship.

Stephen will be enrolled later this year. He's been honoured for his services to education, and also due to 25 years as a jeweller.

Our congratulations, Professor.

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