Prominent Cumbrian stone manufacturer, Burlington (part of the Holker Group) has recently appointed a new Quarries Director, Tom Felix to their team based at Kirkby-in-Furness.
Burlington’s dynamic and expanding operation quarries a range of natural stone from eight sites in the heart of the English Lake District, supplying UK and international markets.
As Quarries Director, Tom’s responsibilities will include ensuring health and safety standards are adhered to across the business and developing the geological assets of the company. Tom joins Burlington with a wealth of experience in quarrying, having spent over thirty years working for a large aggregates and building materials company, based at various locations around the UK.
Burlington and Holker Group Chief Executive, Duncan Peake comments “With his highly technically qualified background, we are delighted to welcome Tom to the team here at Burlington at what is a very exciting time for the company”.
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.