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Community Involvement

At Exeter & Mackenzie we enjoy being part of the community. We understand the importance of integrating in the community and supporting it as much as we can, as part of the Cornwall Glass Group it is something we all feel is important and we invest each year in worthy community projects, clubs and sporting teams.

Sporting Commitments

Within the Cornwall Glass Group we support local sports teams with sponsoring their sporting efforts including the Cornwall & Somerset Road Running Series, Redruth Rugby Club.

We understand the importance of sporting teams in the community and the benefits it brings. Not to mention many of our colleagues being avid supporters and participators of many of the community sports teams.

We are proud sponsors (and supporters!) of Exeter City Football Club as well as sponsoring the kit of Alphington under 16’s youth football club.

Education & Job Creation

We actively encourage development within our team of their skills, knowledge and understanding of our industry as well as their personal development. We range from apprenticeships, graduates, skilled and trained professionals in our team, which enables us to pride you with the best possible service. From highly experienced, long serving professionals to the newly qualified, eager members of the team, each continue to build the Cornwall Glass Group.

This year alone 1 of our colleague complete his NVQ3, 3 their NVQ2’s plus 2 drivers completed the Drivers CPC. We also have 3 colleagues join the team on apprenticeships this year, including 2 in glazing and another in glass processing.  

The Cornwall Glass Fund

The Cornwall Glass Fund is our charitable trust fund managed by the Cornwall Community Foundation. The fund grants sums of money each year to deserving community and charity organisations locally and regionally each year, with the intentions to help ensure a sustainable future in the community. Cornwall Glass developed the fund 4 years ago with the ambition to contribute to the community. 

Mark Mitchell our Managing Director: "we recognised the need and importance of putting something tangible back into our local community which was both sustainable and would make a real difference, providing the local community which we have served for decades with much needed funds, support and awareness”

With the recent wave of grants, 22 charities were awarded approaching £20,000 to help continue their work, projects and sterling efforts, enabling them to offer new services and reach more recipients throughout our county.

Here at Exeter we are also members of the Devon 100 Club where it it enables us to support and provide to our community and help make a long lasting impact in the Devon Community.

Visit www.cornwallglass.co.uk to see futher community involvement.

Cornwall Glass & Glazing Group Enjoys Training Days With Bohle

The Cornwall Glass & Glazing Group enjoyed two days of UV bonding and thick glass cutting training with Bohle at their Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centre and M5 Glass Centre in Highbridge. Colleagues from across the group attended the two days to further increase their knowledge and skills where these will further the services provided across the groups individual branches.

The Cornwall Glass & Glazing Group have for many years recognised the many virtues of staff training and on-going collaboration with suppliers. Thick glass cutting and UV bonding were the primary focus of the Bohle training sessions where Andy Riste and Chris Batson conducted the training. Their years of industry knowledge coupled with the very latest tools and innovations made full and challenging days for the Cornwall Glass & Glazing colleagues. Recent informal training events given by Bohle highlighted the strength of this on-going relationship and the benefits of the training to the group and colleagues alike. With over ** years of partnership Cornwall Glass Group and Bohle have used the informal workshop setting to train new techniques, introduce latest innovation and to maintain the professional competences of the Cornwall Glass teams.

An opportunity arose to put the UV bonding into practise during the training sessions where one of the groups HGV Drivers and glass handling specialist based at Westcountry Glass in Saltash, wanted to encase his model Aircraft Carrier in a stylish and safe way. With the model being over 1.2m long it presented a substantial UV bonding project for the training with brilliant results for the finished project.

Mark Knight – HR Manager:

‘As a company we believe and can see that both strength and growth come from continuous training and development.  Our colleagues are given the opportunities to expand their knowledge and gain further skills which in turn increase our level of expertise as a company and shows customers, both new and old that we strive to be the best in our sector in what we do.  We also have training knowledge shared within the company through our colleagues mentoring our apprentices.  The recent technical training provided by Bohle not only increases colleague’s knowledge and understanding but demonstrates how we partner our suppliers so we understand and install their products in the right way.  The training held at M5 and Exeter was also attended by colleagues as far as our branch in Penzance so shows how serious we are about our training being inclusive for all.’