Our Story


July 4

The Cornwall Group promoted five members of its team to board level: Steve Bunney becomes Production Director with Steven Marques as the new Sales Director at Cornwall Glass Manufacturing Ltd; and Barrie Gazzard becomes Company Director of Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd. For Cornwall Group, Thomas Julian becomes the new Managing Director; with Kate Bunt as the new Finance Director

November 25

The Cornwall Group was nominated as a finalist in two categories at this year’s G21 Awards, for Company of the Year and Best Training & Development Initiative of the Year. The G-Awards celebrate product and service innovation glass and the window and door industry, Cornwall Group fighting off stiff competition to pick up the top accolade and winning Company of the Year.
Mark Mitchell, chairman, Cornwall Group, said: “The Group was formed in July 2019, only a few months before COVID-19 hit, with the aim of driving improved service and agility across our businesses. “While we couldn’t have foreseen the challenges that we have faced, the new and more flexible structure that we put in place has been instrumental in supporting us in adapting to challenge, by empowering colleagues to make the right decisions. To have that recognised, and all the hard work that each and every member of our team has put in to making our reorganisation a success, in some fairly trying circumstances, is fantastic.”

November 5

Cornwall Glass Truro
In November 2019 Cornwall Glass & Glazing opened in a new location in Truro, Cornwall. Merging three long established branches; Newquay, Truro and Redruth into one site, this exciting new chapter will enable Cornwall Glass to provide an enhanced product and service offering across the region.
July 1

Cornwall Glass Restructures in July 2019,  creating three distinct divisions, each with its own focus on a key area of glass supply. The strategic aim was to bring more focus and agility to key areas of the business. operating across three divisions. This includes two focusing on trade, Cornwall Glass Manufacturing and glass merchanting business, Mackenzie Glass. A third division, Cornwall Glass & Glazing, is focused on installations, trade and retail supply. Each a Limited company, they sit under a new Group function, encompassing IT, Finance, HR and Marketing: the Cornwall Group Ltd.

April 16

Celebrating 40 years of business the group has seen many changes in industry, locations and workforce. Retiring Colleagues’ opened the door for new faces joining the team and the aim for the groups 250 plus employees to be made up from 10% of apprentices became a reality.
Charlie Chough became a real life company mascot and visited many local events promoting the companies anniversary grants of £400 to 40 community groups and organisations within Cornwall.
Colleagues adjusted to the merging of two branches and the closure of the Warminster branch with unwavering optimism, commitment and enthusiasm as the group looked ahead to its next smashing chapter.

July 18

Global giant, NSG, sold its Pilkington Bristol business to Mackenzie Glass at the end of 2017. Supplying more than one million square metres of flat glass a year with a turnover in excess of £5m, the deal saw assets and colleagues transferred to Mackenzie for an undisclosed sum, Mackenzie Glass also assuming new status as the first Pilkington Regional Partner.

May 30

cornwall glass architectural logo

The group acquired LW Architechtural Glass in Hayes London expanding opportunity for supplying laminate and multi-laminate products into the London market place. A company wide rebrand as Cornwall Glass was undertaken, embracing all our locations across the South West under one name.  Even our Tough Chough gets a make-over and a name, “Charlie Chough.” Exciting times ahead for “the people behind the glass”. After trading for nine months the group was forced to pull out of the London location.

May 30

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The commitment to growth continued with the relocation of our Westcountry branch to Langage Industrial Estate, Plymouth. With a £5 million investment into a new purpose built IGU and processing factory, handling 57 different glass types ranging for 4mm to 9mm specification the group offering goes from strength to strength.

The total number of colleagues had grown to numbers exceeding 230. With and aim of 10% of these being apprentices the company celebrates its forward thinking approach to the glass industry. The internal promotion and appointment of four new directors re-enforces the strong internal culture of the company

May 30

glass centre logo

Embracing all things digital the group launched UKGlassCentre.co.uk our ecommerce shop, offering glass products including mirror glass, splashbacks, shelves, accessories and bullions.

May 30

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Reaching out across the Westcountry the group acquired a large glass processing facility in Highbridge, Somerset which was opened as the “M5 Glass Centre” by local MP Tessa Munt. With a third toughening furnace, specialising in painted and patterned glass alongside production of DGU’s, the branch quickly established itself in the local community.

Our Vision: To be the first place people turn to for all of their commercial glazing requirements.

Our Mission: To provide a service of excellence in everything we do. To exceed our customers’ expectations first time every time.

Our Values: To put our customers first at all times. To continue to become leaders in our industry.