K-Seal Glass, a glass manufacturer from Birkenhead celebrating 20 years in business this year, has acquired a new property and machinery with funding from Barclays.

The funding is to support the continued growth of the business.

The company's latest acquisitions include new CNC machinery which will enable them to use laser and water jet technology to cut glass.

Barclays has also supported K-Seal with the purchase of The McKenna Building, designed by architect Sir Arnold Thornely.

K-Seal Glass Ltd has a long established reputation of manufacturing a vast range of glass products for the commercial, residential and bespoke market sectors.

Set up by Keith Nethercott in 1994, the company went Limited in 1996 before going into partnership with ex-Pilkington director Stephen Woolley in 2000.

Since 2000, the company has diversified its portfolio into toughened and laminated glass and by investing in the right machinery has grown from an £800k turnover business to a £4 million turnover business.

K-Seal Glass Ltd has occupied their existing premises for 15 years and employs 48 people.

Scott Monks, Barclays relationship director said: "Barclays has enjoyed a strong relationship with Stephen and Keith over the years and their appetite and confidence to diversify and invest is testament to the quality of the management team and their highly skilled workforce”.

Image: Stephen Woolley and Scott Monks

Source: https://bdaily.co.uk/industrials/01-07-2014/birkenhead-glass-manufacturer-seals-new-deal-with-barclays/