The Holker Group, which owns a number of diverse businesses across South Cumbria, announces the appointment of Lucy Cavendish as its new Chairman effective from the 1st November 2014.
Lucy follows in the footsteps of her father, Lord Cavendish of Furness DL, who has been the Chairman of Holker Group for the past forty two years. Lucy became Chairman of Burlington Slate Ltd two years ago and has led the company’s international sales growth and quarrying operations.
The Group’s portfolio also includes Holker Hall & Gardens, Cartmel Racecourse, Devonshire Buildings and Holbeck Homes in Barrow, Longlands and Old Park Wood Holiday Parks and enjoys a successful joint venture with leading regional estate agent Corrie and Co.
Led by Lord and Lady Cavendish the Holker Group has, over the past forty two years, continually and consciously invested in the local economy with consequential benefits to the community. This investment will continue under Lucy’s stewardship.
Proud to continue building upon the achievements of her predecessors, Lucy comments, “My vision is to create a sustainable business that will benefit the wider community, whilst upholding the traditions that my family have valued for generations. This will involve investment in all areas to maintain a dynamic business that can react and adapt to ever-changing economic conditions.”
Lord and Lady Cavendish remain on the Board of the Holker Group of companies.
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.
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.