Cornwall Group toughens up to be match fit

Cornwall Group is on target to invest £2 million in Forward Glass by the end of June, including a new toughening plant, which reflects our group’s determination to be ‘match fit’ for when the economy is expected to pick up by the start of 2025.   Cornwall Group acquired Birmingham-based Forward Glass in December 2023, [...]


Further investment in people, IT and machinery at Cornwall Group

Cornwall Group is on target to invest £5 million in plant, machinery and IT over the next 18 months, which will help us to improve efficiency, train colleagues, and maintain the high levels of quality our company is known for.   This figure is in addition to our acquisition of Birmingham-based Forward Glass which we [...]


Bumpy ride

Cornwall Group’s Chairman Mark Mitchell argues that you will weather what will probably be a difficult year if you’ve invested. Mark Mitchell, Company Chairman Cornwall Group – which includes Cornwall Glass Manufacturing, Mackenzie Glass, Cornwall Glass & Glazing, and the recently acquired Birmingham-based Forward Glass – has its eyes set on a profitable [...]


Cornwall Group wins big at Apprenticeship Awards

Cornwall Group won two prestigious awards at this year’s Truro and Penwith College’s Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards and was ‘Highly Commended’ in a further seven. Ned Seabourne, who was crowned Accountancy Apprentice of the Year, said the award has improved his confidence and validates his efforts to make the most of his apprenticeship journey. “I think [...]


Forward planning

Cornwall Group’s chairman Mark Mitchell explains why the company is on the acquisition trail.   At the beginning of December 2023, Cornwall Group acquired Birmingham-based Forward Glass, which stood out as our Group’s most substantial deal to date.   “We’ve made no secret of the fact that we are willing to talk to glass company [...]


Don’t forget to invest!

Cornwall Group’s Chairman, Mark Mitchell, argues that we should be looking beyond 2024 for real opportunities.   The year ahead will be characterised less by trends in products, and more about how companies manage the complexities that come our way. It is a General Election year (which always causes a certain amount of instability in [...]


Apprentice success for Cornwall Group

Cornwall Group has been shortlisted eight times at the 2024 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards, reflecting the value our company sees in investing in young talent across the southwest of the UK. The finalists include Maisie Simpson who joined Cornwall Group in July 2022 as an apprentice in our marketing department. Maisie is in the running for [...]


Putting Solar Gain in the Shade

Cornwall Glass Manufacturing’s Commercial and Technical Director Angus Herdman believes solar control is crucial in the new era of energy-efficient buildings.   The Future Homes Standard (FHS) is expected to come into force in 2025, and it will mark a significant change in the way the thermal performance of building components is calculated for newbuild [...]


The Processor’s Apprentice

For Cornwall Group, the skill crisis is something we are managing effectively by actively engaging with the apprenticeship programme.   Heidi Boyce is a 20-year-old apprentice working at our Highbridge factory of Cornwall Glass Manufacturing while completing a Level 2 NVQ in Glass Processing.   Heidi is one of our 10 apprentices who started working [...]


Cornwall Glass Manufacturing holds first Golf Day in Okehampton!

Cornwall Glass Manufacturing recently hosted a Golf Day for our customers at the stunning Ashbury Hotel Golf Resort near Okehampton in Devon, which was spread across three beautiful courses. “Ashbury Golf Resort is located just north of Dartmoor, and the three courses our customers played on – Pines, Kigbeare and Beeches – all took in [...]