It is with great sadness that we report that former BATF President, John Todd, passed away on 14th April 2019, age 88.
John dedicated many years to the British Jewellers Association (now NAJ) and British Jeweller and Giftware Federation (now BATF), he was a highly thought of member of the industry. Serving on the BJA National Committee for 14 years before becoming Chairman from 1985 – 1987. He was appointed as a Director of the BJGF Board in 1992 and was President in 1998. He was also Chairman of the Gift Fairs Development Board.
Additionally, John was a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, Freeman of City of London and Warden and Guardian of the Birmingham Assay Office.
John was very highly thought of amongst his industry peers and former colleagues and will be sadly missed.
John’s funeral was held on 3rd May at Redditch Crematorium.