I always find it interesting finding out about businesses and people and often ask myself…
I wonder how they got where they are
Bet they had it easy in life
Could I be that successful?
Wonder how that business started!
So this got me wondering....
How much do people actually know about AC Silver!
So in case you are of the curious nature (which I am) here goes…
AC Silver… Getting Started
Andrew Campbell (our lovely boss) started trading in antique silver in 1977. Over the years, Andrew’s passion and interest in high quality items crafted in silver grew, and AC Silver flourished. As a result of providing customers with a wide range of items, along with a professional yet personal service, Andrew extended his business to a dedicated store in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, and to a worldwide audience via the AC Silver Website.
Andrew enjoyed his buying trips to the North of England and Scotland, making many new contacts on these rewarding forays. In 1983 Andrew returned to live in the North East, just outside Newcastle Upon Tyne, the city where he had been born. This move enabled Andrew to concentrate on sourcing quality items of silver from Northern England and Scotland.
In 1999 the retail outlet of AC Silver at Graham Smith Antiques was opened in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne. From here Andrew continued to build his private customer base, sharing his knowledge and experience whilst selling quality pieces of silver either as gifts, or objects of virtue, for both personal pleasure and investment purposes.
As a result of providing a professional service and dealing in quality items, Andrew saw his local private customer base grow. Building on this experience, Andrew set up his first web site in 2002, introducing his business to a worldwide audience via the Internet. This facility has enabled many new, international customers to view and purchase goods through the 'virtual' shop door, whilst still receiving individual, personal attention from Andrew.
Now with the latest version of the AC Silver web site, and unique shop premises in Jesmond, Newcastle, five dedicated and enthusiastic team members (that’s us) support Andrew achieve his ambition to expand and improve his business further. In addition to offering a wide range of quality silverware at fair prices, AC Silver now holds a variety of fine antique, vintage and contemporary diamond and gemstone jewellery pieces.
Thank you for taking the time to read this insight into AC Silver and I hope this has answered any questions you may have about AC Silver and how it all began. If you still wish to know more please feel free to contact us.
If you want a visual of Andrew and his Newcastle shop please have a look at our video below…