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    Our History


    The History of BullionByPost


    BullionByPost is the is the UK's No.1 online bullion dealer*, selling over 3,000 different bullion and numismatic products, but it has taken many years and a lot of hard work from many of our team to get to this position. To date the company has more customers registered for the UK site than there are people in the city of Oxford, and thousands more registered for Ireland, Europe, and the USA.

    Below you can read about all the major milestones and great successes that BullionByPost has reached as a business.


    Click on the links below to jump to a specific year, or scroll down to read through our company's history in reverse chronological order:

    2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018



    2018 started off strong, with BullionByPost France registering its first 100,000€ order. The next
    month saw the UK hit 300,000 parcels dispatched, and in August the Irish website had its first
    50,000€ order.

    In June the expansion work continued, with the launch of in Italy, and three months later
    came the launch of the Greek language website,

    The company featured in The Sunday Times repeatedly in 2018 - this time in the Profit Track 100 in
    April, highlighting the company's snowballing growth and success it is having, and in the Top Track
    250 in October.

    BullionByPost also made the finals of the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018, entered in the
    categories of ‘Customer-centric Culture - Customer Focus' and ‘Financial Services - Banking &

    As of the end of 2018, JQB Ltd has 45 members of staff. With the expected launch of
    before Christmas, and further European expansion plans for 2019, many job vacancies are listed on
    the BullionByPost website meaning the company will likely surpass 50 employees in 2019.

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    BullionByPost began its expansion in earnest in 2017. In March it launched the BullionByPost Ireland
    website, in July it launched BullionByPost France, and in December it launched both the BullionBy
    Post EU
    and BullionByPost USA websites.

    In May, the company also dispatched its 250,000th UK order.

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    2016 was less about what BullionByPost did and more about the political climate, with the Brexit
    Referendum taking place in June. The Leave vote winning saw a huge and unprecedented rise in
    demand for gold, with staff working overtime to satisfy the extra orders. It will be no surprise that
    during this period BullionByPost sent out its 200,000th package and received its 15,000th
    eKomi independent review.

    November saw a similar boon for gold with the election of Donald Trump as US President. The
    result shocked the world, and the economic uncertainty of an untried politician such as Trump
    led to yet another surge of interest in gold as an investment.

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    A quieter year, BullionByPost sent out its 150,000th order in July and by October the company had
    listed its 2,000th product on the BBP website. Jewellery Quarter Bullion Ltd added several new staff
    members, taking the total of employees to 25.

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    In 2014 the awards kept coming, with the Institute of Directors (IoD) naming Rob Halliday-Stein
    as their Director of the Year and Young Director of the Year. June also saw BBP dispatch its
    100,000th customer order, and this growth was recognised in August when BullionByPost finally
    became the UK's number 1 online bullion dealer, based on traffic statistics from Experian Hitwise
    between August 2013 and 2014. To this day the company still holds this market accolade.

    The company and its CEO were back into award-mode in the autumn, with Rob Halliday-Stein into
    the finals of the Institute of Directors National Awards 2014 for the category of Director of the Year
    - Medium sized Enterprise. BullionByPost also made the finals of the Customer Experience Awards.
    Rather appropriately, the 10,000th eKomi review was submitted in November, and in December the
    company was acknowledged in The Sunday Times' Fast Track 100 list for rapidly growing companies.

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    January began with BullionByPost generating its 5,000th eKomi independent customer review
    and by March the company received its first £1 million order.

    The BBC approached BullionByPost in April to ask if they could use some of its gold bullion bars
    for display during a Newsnight special on the rising value of gold and its investment potential.
    BBP agreed, and sent 10 bars weighing 1kg each down to their London studios.

    Growing customer numbers resulted in a summer move from the Jewellery Quarter to Centre City
    Tower, near Birmingham New Street station (the company is still here today!), and in August, BBP
    followed up its expansion with the first TV advert campaign.

    By the end of the year the company had won the award for Best Financial Services at the eCommerce
    Awards for Excellence as well as our MD being a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year at the Growing
    Business Awards 2013.

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    Royal Mint Authorised Distributors

    2012 was a relatively quiet year landmark wise for BullionByPost, with the company looking to invest
    in expansion. One avenue was a sister website, Rob Halliday-Stein bought the URL to that site
    in April, ready to launch a differently marketed bullion website that focussed on large scale investment.

    In September, BullionByPost's growth and quality was recognised by The Royal Mint, who granted BBP
    permission to purchase Royal Mint bullion and sell it as an Authorised Distributor; an accolade only held
    by two companies in the UK.

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    By January the company had its 1,000th independent customer review via eKomi - a sign of the confidence
    in BullionByPost and its commitment to excellent customer services.

    In March, the company hired its Finance Director, and also marked the month with its first
    £100,000 order. A few weeks later and the 10,000th parcel was also dispatched, and by July the company
    had achieved its first ever £1 million sales week - an impressive feat a year since achieving that in a month.

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    The company continued to grow steadily, and by July it had registered its first £1 million sales month.
    As a result, BullionByPost moved to new headquarters at 93 Vyse Street in Birmingham's Jewellery
    Quarter - dubbed "The Coin Exchange". The nickname was a cheeky homage to the likes of
    the Corn Exchanges of old, and helped attract both bullion investors and coin collectors to BBP.

    Specialist staff, including an in-house web developer, were recruited, as well as managers for marketing,
    HR, and operations in order to keep the business growing.

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    The BullionByPost UK website launched officially in June, selling just 10 products. These were
    primarily from the Belgian refiners Umicore, with the 100g gold bar our very first product!

    By July, the company has dispatched 100 orders and also registered its first £10,000 purchase.
    The demand for gold and silver bullion snowballed, and in November the company had its first
    £100,000 sales week and before Christmas it dispatched its 1,000th order.

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    BullionByPost was founded in 2008 by Rob Halliday-Stein, the managing director of the newly-established
    Jewellery Quarter Bullion Ltd. Following the passing of his mother, Rob inherited £10,000 - money with
    which is sought to invest in bullion during the financial crisis. Seeing the demand for bullion but having
    personally experienced difficulty in buying any, Rob sensed an opportunity to start up an online British
    bullion dealership that would be quick and easy to use, while being a secure service and a reliable aide for
    investors of all calibres.

    The company started as a home operation, quite literally on a living room floor in Birmingham's Jewellery
    Quarter, but quickly expanded to a three person team. The company operated on a word-of-mouth basis
    initially, while the website and BullionByPost brand was developed, but the ethos of excellent customer
    service kept customers coming back for more.

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