AUDNAM-based charity and museum The Lace Guild is seeking a new treasurer to join its “friendly band” of trustees.

The Lace Guild, which works to keep the traditional art of lacemaking alive, is based at The Hollies near the Red House Glass Cone.

With the charity’s current treasurer due to leave this summer, a new treasurer is sought to join the board of trustees and work alongside the existing treasurer until the AGM in June to ensure a smooth handover of duties.

Lace Guild chairman, Denise Smith, said: “The board of trustees is a small friendly band with a common aim of keeping the traditional art of lacemaking going here in the UK and around the world.

“Our current treasurer has been in post for over three years and has served over the term of office to see us through our transformation into a CIO.

“She has worked hard and now wishes to step down at our next AGM - June 3.”

The role would suit someone with a strong accounting background, and familiarity with Sage, online banking and a good working knowledge of Treasury would be an advantage.

The charity employs a part-time accounts assistant to deal with day-to-day bookkeeping, and monthly meetings take place via Zoom.

Councillor Adam Davies, councillor for Brierley Hill ward which covers Audnam, said: “Many people drive past The Lace Guild headquarters on Audnam without knowing what’s inside this lovely historic building and what the Guild do.

“But just like the beautiful traditional glass our area is famous for, lacemaking is another art that was hugely popular.

“There are more than 18.5 thousand pieces of lace inside the museum, thousands of books, and 2,200 members around the world signed up to the magazine which is written here in this lovely old building which dates back to 1905.

“This is a great opportunity for someone new to get involved with this brilliant organisation and help keep the traditional art of lacemaking alive.”

The charity has recently begun working on an enrichment programme with King Edward VI College in Stourbridge and is keen to work with other local schools and colleges to introduce young people to the traditional art of lacemaking.

For enquiries about the treasurer post email Denise Smith at or visit website