British Glass announces nomination of new president

The British Glass Manufacturers“ Confederation announces that its new president is Stephen Pollock-Hill, group chairman and managing director of Nazeing Glass.
His future in the glass industry may n…

The British Glass Manufacturers“ Confederation announces that its new president is Stephen Pollock-Hill, group chairman and managing director of Nazeing Glass. His future in the glass industry may not have been initially obvious, as he studied languages across Europe in France, Spain and Germany. However, his gap years were spent working for The French Hand & Crystal Federation, followed by St Louis Crystal in Paris. Working for a year in a major American Management Consultancy in 1969/1970 he was headhunted to work as European Liaison Officer in London by founder and Chairman John Carney. Stephen started the first factory shop at Nazeing Glass and moved through the ranks becoming sales manager, export director, sales director, joint MD and on to his current position of Group Chairman and managing director. Nazeing Glass is the largest and one of only 14 remaining such glass manufacturers to have survived the difficult trading conditions of the last 30 years. His contribution to the glass industry also has a long distinguished history. He was a member of The Glass Manufacturers“ Federation and Chairman of the Domestic & Hand Section from 1974 to 1985. Also as a member, then Chairman, of the Glass Gallery Committee from 1985 until it disbanded in 1999. He has been the Chairman of the British Glass Educational Trust since 1999 and has held Chairmanships of several other bodies during this time. September 2007 saw Stephen open The Museum of 20th Century Domestic British Glass, displaying part of his collection of 3,000 British glass items, along with histories on the majority of the 90 or so British Glass companies of the 20th century. A committed environmentalist and vice president of CPRE- Herts he is currently developing a new formula of non-toxic crystal to replace lead crystal. Stephen took up his position on 1 January 2010. The British Glass Manufacturers“ Confederation represents the interests of all sectors of the glass industry in the UK. Its main activity is in representing the industry at European, national and local level on a wide range of topical legislative issues. It also conducts independent research into all aspects of glass production and technology.