4 amateur cyclists from Burlington Stone set out on a cold and windy day on a 153 mile cycle challenge from Weir (on the East coast) to Walney (on the West coast) all in aid of raising money for St. Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston.
As members of St. Mary’s Hospice Club 25, Burlington Stone took up the challenge to raise £1,000 to support the valuable work carried out by St Mary’s Hospice within the local community. Through the donations from Burlington’s suppliers and customers, the amateur cyclists raised £1,645 during their 3 day long cycle challenge, including Lucy Cavendish (Chairman of Burlington Stone) joining the cyclists for the last day of the journey .
Local business, Burlington Stone, based in Kirkby-in-Furness has been supplying beautiful natural stone products all extracted from the Lake District for both interiors and exteriors for the last 170 years and continues to place great importance in supporting their local community.Club 25 is a year long fundraising campaign, in which 25 local businesses are attempting to help St. Mary’s Hospice raise a minimum of £25,000. With other local business’ such as GlaxoSmithKline, Siemens and Wax Lyrical, Burlington Stone are proud to be supporting the invaluable work of St Mary’s Hospice by contributing in this way.
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.
It is with delight that Burlington Stone’s Westmorland Green flamed paving has won the Landscaping Category at this year’s Natural Stone Awards 2016. Working together with Hardscape, based in Bolton, Burlington Stone supplied their Green natural stone for an integral part of the refurbishment of the Deansgate – Castlefield Metro Station project in Manchester.
The Role: This position is a full-time role providing support to the Sales and Customer Service department and is based at the Company’s Head Office at Kirkby-in-Furness Quarry.