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Raft of new hires and promotions at precision manufacturer Cube Glass

Leading precision manufacturer Cube Glass has made a series of new hirings and promotions as it continues a sustained period of organic growth.


The Cumbernauld-based company, which manufactures and installs aluminium doors and windows, has hired Gary Stevenson as its new Project Manager and Craig Bennett as Commercial Manager. In addition, Trevor Clark has been promoted to Operations Manager.


Gary Thorn, Founder and Managing Director of Cube Glass, said: “Gary arrives with a wealth of experience having started life as a joiner before turning to the aluminium fenestration discipline in 1996 as an installer and has worked his way up to the position of project manager for some well-respected companies in Scotland.


“Craig has worked for a number of main contractors including Morris and Spottiswood and returns to us as our Commercial Manager having spent four years here between 2018 – 2022.


“Trevor started life as a fabricator at the age of 16 and very quickly rose through the ranks of estimating, buying, project supervisor, and project management to become our new operations manager.


“We welcome all of them in their new roles and look forward to them delivering the highest possible standards our customers deserve and demand.”


Mr Thorn added that Cube Glass is currently on a sustained recruitment drive and is seeking a number of experienced fabricators and more project management support staff.


Unusually for a manufacturing SME, one fifth of the shares in Cube Glass are owned by members of the team, entitling them both to part-ownership and annual dividends arising from the company’s profitability.


The shareholding arrangement, transacted under HMRC’s approved Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) scheme, was put in place in September 2022. In addition, for the last thirteen years, all employees of the business have received a bonus each October, again based on the company’s profitability. As well as this, the employees enjoy private health cover.


[from left to right: – Gary Stevenson, Trevor Clark and Craig Bennett]


The business has pushed its turnover to a record £4.5m in the year to October 2023, up from £3.25m in the previous year. It now hopes to consolidate future revenues around this level.


Cube Glass, which was established in 2004, focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass. It supplies sectors including education, health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes.




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Top of the Glass. Cube Glass team are ahead of the curve with industry-leading qualifications ratio

Cube Glass, the manufacturer with excellence at the core of its business, is staking a claim to be the best qualified manufacture and installation team in Scotland, with virtually every one of its employees achieving challenging national standards.

The Cumbernauld-based glass and aluminium specialist, which was established in 2004, has created a training and accomplishment environment which is the envy of much larger competitors and which has gained it an outstandingly high ratio of qualifications.

Its entire team of seven fabricators has attained the NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation, with six of them achieving Level 3, a competence qualification for individuals working as Installers and Window and Door Fitters.

Level 3 includes installing glass supporting systems for conservatories, window and door units. The qualification covers identifying and rectifying technical problems, improving the work of the organisation and identifying and confirming installation requirements as mandatory.

The Cube Glass office staff have achieved similar high standards, with seven of the team acquiring a Level 3 Surveying qualification, allowing them to undertake project management, estimating and site survey roles.

Gary Thorn, Cube Glass founder and Managing Director, said: “In Cube Glass, it is really the case that our staff are our most important asset. For that reason, we are investing in them and their futures with the aim of creating sustainable employment in high quality roles which provide tangible job satisfaction.

“I have made it a priority to make sure that the teams are not only competent, but that they feel that they have had the best training opportunities that it is possible for us to offer them.”

Cube Glass has also created the chance to gain coveted industry qualifications from its major suppliers, including top sector names such as Senior Architectural Systems, Metal Technology and German manufacturer Schüco.

For instance, on a recent project which involved fitting blast resistant windows and doors, the team attended a Schüco course and were examined in order to be SABRE (Schüco Approved Blast/Bullet Resistance Expert) approved.

The high-calibre skill sets in the Cube Glass team have helped the company to win a range of recent contracts totalling in excess of £500,000 and the business continues to expand exponentially.

The company, based within Cumbernauld’s Lenziemill Industrial Estate, focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass.

With record sales this year of around £2.75m, it has 14 highly-qualified employees. Around 80% of the company’s sales are made to major companies such as Hilton Hotels, the Ministry of Defence, Arnold Clark, and Morris and Spottiswood. It is operating throughout the UK.