Blackpool coins experts in battle for international award

Juliana and Lawrence Chard
Juliana and Lawrence Chard

A Blackpool coins and bullion dealer is in the final of the 2018 Bullion Dealer of the Year for the fourth time running and is hoping to retain the title.

Established in Blackpool in 1964, Chard is proud of its Blackpool roots.

From sorting coins in his Grandma’s amusement arcade on the promenade, director, Lawrence Chard, has built up a successful business with a multi-million pound turnover. Chard started trading in a small shop in Dale Street, now fifty years later, they are in a state of the art high tech premises in South Shore.

Lawrence Chard said “Our business has grown beyond our dreams. This wouldn’t have been possible without our local customers.

"They have been with us from the beginning and in a sense, we have grown up together with many of them. Both my family and our team are all from the Blackpool area. When investors ask why we’re still in Blackpool rather than somewhere like Manchester or London, we like to tell them that this is the best place to be. We need your vote. Please help us to keep the award in Blackpool.”

If you would like to vote for Chard, visit