Royal Visitor for Beatson Clark

News release

7th September 2012

Glass manufacturer Beatson Clark welcomed a royal visitor to its plant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire yesterday (Thursday 6th September).

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, toured the factory to see £10 million of recent investments, including a new white flint (clear glass) furnace, and had lunch with some of the company's directors.

He signed the visitors' book and unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit before Managing Director Tony McLoughlin presented the Duke with a special bottle of beer in one of Beatson Clark's new lightweight amber (brown) beer bottles.

“It was a great honour for us to welcome the Duke to our factory and he seemed to enjoy finding out how the glass process works,” said Lynn Sidebottom, Sales and Marketing Director at Beatson Clark.

Beatson Clark makes glass containers for a wide range of household brands, including Crabbie’s, Bell’s Buttercup, Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Lemsip.

Notes to Editors: 

  • Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. The Duke of Gloucester carries out royal engagements on behalf of his cousin, Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Beatson Clark specialises in providing glass packaging solutions for niche brands in the food, drink and pharmaceutical markets worldwide. The key to its success has been flexibility, innovation and the high quality of its containers.

Jez Ashberry
Shooting Star PR
01522 528540
t: @jezashberry

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