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Dartington Crystal Holdings Ltd

Partner: Barclays
Region: South West
Location: Torrington
Programme: Enterprise Finance Guarantee

Based in Torrington, North Devon, Dartington Crystal was founded in 1967 and is a leading UK brand in crystal and glassware.

In addition to their mouth-blown factory products they design, source and market quality crystal and glass from selected European suppliers.

Dartington Crystal services the retail gift and tabletop sector as well as many specialist B2B and promotional markets. In 2018, Dartington needed Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) funding to finance a management buyout and approached Barclays, an accredited lender under the British Business Bank EFG Scheme. Dartington received the funding in November of 2018 and are now focusing on their future growth.

Managing Director Neil Hughes said “The funding has allowed the management to achieve control and in turn determine the future direction and success of the business”.


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