Nick Williams, on behalf of Burlington Stone, has been made the Export Ambassador for Cumbria by North West UK Trade & Investment (UKTi). It is an acknowledgement of Nick’s hard work and focus upon the opportunities within the export markets, which has resulted in Burlington Stone’s international sales to grow so significantly.
Now exporting to over 24 countries throughout the world, Burlington Stone adorns many historic and legacy projects around the globe. Sales to international markets has become an ever important part of the business, in particular in USA, Middle East, Far East and Scandinavia. By becoming Export Ambassador for Cumbria, Nick Williams aims to support and advise other local business’ on how to grow their business overseas.
Photo: Nick Williams, Commercial Director, Burlington Stone, receiving his award from Clive Drinkwater of UKTi, North West.
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.