Rishi Sunak opens glass firm’s cutting edge showroom

AN innovative glass retailer has opened a new showroom in Northallerton.

Rishi Sunak MP performed the opening honours for Northallerton Glass at its refurbished premises in Anchorage Lane.

The enterprise was established more than 30 years ago as L&B Safety Glass but since 2012 it has traded under its current name with Liam Spencer at the helm.

The new showroom has been created in a former motor spares/repairs business and its centrepiece is an “infinity drop” walk-on glass void where clever use of safety glass, mirrors and lights creates the optical illusion of a bottomless pit.

Mr Sunak said it was an honour to open the new premises. “It is good to see a family enterprise grow and develop its business in such an exciting way. Liam and his team are bringing some of the latest glass products to the market and I am sure the new showroom will help showcase these to their retail and commercial customers.”

During his visit Mr Sunak met members of Mr Spencer’s family and some of the seven employees. He also got the chance to try cutting glass in the company’s workshop.

The company supplies glass and mirrors for traditional uses such as in windows but also for a wide variety of applications – from kitchen splashbacks to made-to-measure table tops and shelves.

Mr Spencer sits on the management committee of the Chopsticks charity in Northallerton which provides work for people with a range of learning disabilities. The open day raised money for the charity’s development appeal.