Cumbria Crystal, Ulverston
Cumbria Crystal was founded in 1976 by Lord and Lady Cavendish along with a group of local business people. Lady Cavendish designed the Grasmere cut herself and it became the first range to ever feature on Cumbria Crystal’s shelves; it is still by far the most popular cut today. Next came the Helvellyn range. It quickly became the choice of all British Embassies across the globe and helped the company grow the reputation for quality and craftsmanship it enjoys today. With a focus on quality not quantity they have a business model that has enabled them to survive as the last remaining manufacturer of luxury full lead crystal in the UK.
Enterprise Answers was pleased to assist Cumbria Crystal with its finance requirements to replace two dated kilns with modern versions which enabled the company to improve its output capacity to keep pace with growing demand. With a request to supply the crystal glassware used in the Downton Abbey TV series and the James Bond movie, Casino Royale, it is hardly surprising that this unique business has gone from strength to strength.