Crystal, CIPS & Artisan

Crystal, CIPS & Artisan

27th Mar 2024 6pm - 7pm
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2024-03-27 18:00:00 2024-03-27 19:00:00 Europe/London Crystal, CIPS & Artisan Roanhead Beach, Hawthwaite Lane, South Lakes, LA14 4QW


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Free + Free handling

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Cumbria Crystal, based in Ulverston, is the only producer of LUXURY completely hand-made, English 24% lead-crystal in the UK and one of the leading companies globally. Its aspiration is to produce the highest quality, hand-blown bar and stemware collections in the world exclusively using traditional glass-making techniques. Highly skilled artisans are committed to mastering processes which have hardly changed in the last 2000 years. Craftsmanship is embraced, automation is shunned and the hand-made aesthetic reigns.

Founded by one of the richest and most influential aristocratic families in England with connections to the English Royal family, Cumbria Crystal has accolades including Downton Abbey, British Embassies & Consulates, Bentley Motors and Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

Our guest speaker, Christopher Blade, CEO of Cumbria Crystal, will give an insight into how this business rises to the challenges to protect their unique product in a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you have any queries please contact


The Dunes Hotel, Roanhead Beach, Hawthwaite Lane, South Lakes, LA14 4QW

Parking is available.  


Christopher Blade

CEO, Cumbria Crystal

Christopher Blade, CEO of Britain’s last manufacturing business specialising in luxury hand-blown and hand-cut, lead-crystal bar and stemware.  A business leader, designer & educator with a Masters Degree in glass. A unique business perspective combining 18 years practical & lecturing experience in the Creative Industries, at both FE & HE levels. An experienced manager of people, budgets, project management, commissioning and the requirements of running a business & visitor centre attracting 230K visitors annually.