It was with mixed emotions that Burlington Stone thanked Terry Armistead, Production Manager, for his dedication to the business over the past 48 years and to wish him well in his retirement at a special party on Friday 5th May 2017. Having joined Burlington Stone at the age of 15, Terry has played a key role within the production facility at Kirkby-in-Furness. The vast knowledge and experience he has gained over the past 48 years, along with his “can-do” attitude means he will be greatly missed by colleagues and customers alike. Luckily, Terry has kindly agreed to continue to work for Burlington for a couple of days per week.
Chairman, Lucy Cavendish, along with Lord and Lady Cavendish, led the presentation of thanks and appreciation to Terry and the party allowed current and past colleagues to thank Terry for all he has done for the business.
We all wish him well.
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.
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.
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.