family owned company which began life over 30 years ago in its founder's
kitchen is celebrating being selected as a finalist for the highest national
award in its industry. Cornwall Glass
& Glazing have been shortlisted as one of four finalists in the running for
this years' coveted G12 National Glass Company of the Year Award.
The business has grown hugely from its humble beginnings when David &
Heather Mitchell set up the business from home in the 1970's, where in the
early days the weighing out glazing putty was a regular occurrence in their
kitchen. Over the subsequent thirty plus
years Cornwall Glass & Glazing, which the business is now known, has grown
into a major manufacturer of double and triple glazed sealed units, toughened
glass and supplier of a huge range of other glass, mirror and glazing
products. The company currently operates
14 sites across the South West including Truro, Newquay, Penryn, Redruth and
Rays Glass Centre's locally. With a
compliment of close to 200 staff and annual turnover in excess of £10million
the business has continued to grow year on year, even during the current economic
Mitchell, managing director of Cornwall Glass & Glazing says "We are absolutely
delighted to have been shortlisted in the Glass Company of the Year category of
the G12 Awards, this is the highest accolade within our industry and we are up
against some global companies, it is fantastic to be competing with the biggest
and best in the business. Our continued success and achievement is really down
to the ongoing hard work put in by everyone throughout the organisation. This is fantastic recognition for everyone,
particularly when taking into consideration the difficult economic climate we
have all faced in recent times."
Mark Mitchell will lead a delegation of representatives from Cornwall Glass
& Glazing when they attend the G12 Glass Industry Awards, hosted by
comedian and television presenter Patrick Kielty, which will be held at London
at the end of November.
For more information contact Cornwall Glass & Glazing
on 01726 66325 or visit www.cornwallglass.co.uk.