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.
As part of the Holker Group of companies, Burlington Stone has a strong environmental ethos and endeavours to work sensitively within their natural surroundings. The Council accepted measures proposed by the company to mitigate the environmental impact of the development work at the quarry site.
Well known across both the national and international marketplace, Burlington’s unique stone products used in roofing, architectural, cladding and landscaping applications will now be available for many years to come.
Duncan Peake, CEO of the Holker Group, commented, “This is a hugely positive result for Burlington Stone, and we are now in a position to commence our ambitious development plan for the business. We hope to see many future iconic buildings adorned with Burlington’s range of luxurious and signature British natural stone products”.
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.