Valerie Fuller, who sadly passed away recently, started her provisional working life on the other side of the road from the Jewellery Quarter in the wages department of Joseph Lucas.
Her first job in the jewellery trade was with the Findings Manufacturer H.A. Light where she became the P.A. to the Managing Director Peter Light and helped him to build up the company into the largest findings manufacturer in Europe.
She left H.A. Light to run the English office of a Dutch silver jewellery importer.
Even when she was working outside the trade she always kept in touch with the jewellery trade. For many years she was a regular guest at the jeweller’s ball and she was always seeing jobbers and traders getting things fixed and buying jewellery for friends and aquaintances.
When Val came back into the trade she worked for a number of companies helping many jewellers with their books and always getting things fixed. Her last job was with the Bullion Room helping to build that business from nothing into the company it is today.
On behalf of The Bullion Room – We feel very privileged to have met and to have had the chance to work with Val. Dedicated to her work, she always offered help where needed, took pride in everything she did – a true credit to herself. Val was not only a fantastic work colleague but a dear friend, she will be sadly missed by so many people. We have such fond memories of Val which we will cherish and never forget.
Keep smiling Val.
The Bullion Room
Other Tributes: B.J.W Finishers Ltd – I have known Val for twenty years. She was a great work colleague and most of all a great friend. Her warm smile will live with me forever. God bless you Val.
Gary, Trevor and Audrey at Hockley Watch Centre – Val was a very, calm, able and cheery character. Always ready with a smile, she will be sadly missed.
Other people Val worked with were ; Taylor Plate, C.W Jewellery, A-Z Ltd, Holly Yashi (American Jewellery
designer) Grieff Livney (Dutch company she helped set up first UK company in Halesowen) and H A Light.