News - Burlington Stone

Manufacturing Manager - VACANCY

The position

This is a new role, based at the Company’s Head Office at Kirkby-in-Furness Quarry.

You will lead and manage the production operations within budget to meet customer standards. You will ensure that safety, quality, cost and delivery requirements are met, implementing modern manufacturing principles and managing continuous improvement. You will build effective working relationships and develop an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team.

The person

You will probably be educated to degree level, NVQ level 5 or equivalent, with a manufacturing or engineering background and extensive plant level experience. You will have a strong technical understanding and experience of applying the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Kaizen and will be Six Sigma Black Belt Qualified.   You will have an understanding of IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and will be proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience of Enterprise Resource Planning systems would be beneficial, particularly MS NAV.  You will have excellent leadership and people-management skills and highly effective interpersonal and communication skills. Focused and target-driven, with a positive can-do attitude, you are a self-starter, an analytical thinker and a confident decision-maker.


In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and opportunities to develop your skills and career.

For an application pack please email:



Burlington Slate Limited is part of the Holker Group of Companies owned by the Cavendish Family.  Established in the mid-19th century, Burlington has a long tradition of producing high quality roofing and architectural stone products from quarries operating across central and southern Cumbria, supplying into both UK and international markets.


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Technical Adminstrator - Vacancy

The Role: This position is a new, full-time role designed to offer technical and administrative support to the Sales and Customer Service function and is based at the Company’s Head Office at Kirkby-in-Furness Quarry. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Quarry extension approval gives Burlington strong foundations for the future

One hundred and fifty jobs at Burlington Stone were secured last week following a planning meeting when the company obtained unanimous support and approval from Cumbria County Council to extend the quarry at Kirkby-in-Furness.   The extension will provide access to greater reserves until 2050 and will support further planned investment in the quarry to protect and grow the business for future generations.  Burlington’s natural stone from the heart of the Lake District will continue to be processed by the firm’s own craftsmen, whose skills have been passed down through the generations.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Queen opens National Heritage Centre at Newmarket

Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened a new £15m National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket, where many of her own horses are trained and stabled. 

Ten years of planning has gone into the new centre, which includes Burlington Stone’s Westmorland Green flamed paving in the internal and external walkways.