The Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP, visited the East Kilbride studio of the award-winning Glencairn Crystal earlier this week.
Mr Moore toured Glencairn’s facility to congratulate them after they collected the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, recognising the business’ outstanding achievement in International Trade. Glencairn’s turnover in the last five years has increased more than 300% to nearly £5m on the back of increased exports.
Glencairn provide crystal-ware for high end products from top Scotch whisky producers including Diageo, The Edrington Group and William Grant & Sons, as well as producing the “Glencairn glass”, considered by many to be the perfect whisky tasting glass.
Founder Raymond Davidson, founder of Glencairn Crystal said in a media release: “We are delighted to welcome Michael Moore to Glencairn Crystal. I am immensely proud of the exceptional quality of work that our team produces. It is their hard work that has helped build our reputation as one of the top few specialist crystal designers and manufactures in the world.
“One of the most satisfying parts of Glencairn’s success is being able to support and contribute to the local East Kilbride economy. We worked closely with the local high schools to find the right people for the new apprenticeships and I very much hope they will enjoy working with us for years to come.”