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Offline ALLAN

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« on: September 29, 2006, 08:06:15 AM »
Just a quick post before I head off to Crete for a week.There is still no deal signed for the purchase of Caithness.All the indications are that Dartington Crystal will conclude the deal next week so you guys will probably know before I do :lol: .

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Offline twenty_zero_six

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2006, 12:39:39 PM »
I think, if true its a great tie-in for both parties. Im not sure how many people work for Caithness now, but this will save many jobs with Dartingtons ethos of employment, and there great record with Tourism will stand the business in good stead

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Offline Leni

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2006, 12:58:10 PM »
Good news, indeed, if it comes off!   :D

Enjoy your holiday Allan, and let's hope you return to find the deal 'all done and dusted'   :D
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Offline wrightoutlook

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2006, 04:52:47 PM »
As long as the creative spirit of paperweightmakers, lampworkers, faceting experts is honored, it seems like a beneficial set-up.

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Offline twenty_zero_six

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2006, 06:55:50 PM »
yes well as Dartington dont make paperweights, its not going to damage their sales. Theres lots of talented people at Caithness and Dartington who can make it work

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Offline ALLAN

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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2006, 01:25:40 PM »
Just back from holiday and I am happy to confirm that Dartington has indeed bought over Caithness.This will hopefully ensure that the remaining glassmakers and other staff will have a brighter future(not to mention the Caithness name as well, of course).Another chapter in the Caithness history book begins :D
Unfortunately the unit at Kings Lynn was not included in the deal and the administrators have closed it down with the loss of all the jobs there.There are just a few still working to handle the closedown but then that will be it gone.My best wishes go out to Beaver,kerry and the rest of the workers and I hope they find other jobs soon. :(

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Offline wrightoutlook

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2006, 02:22:11 PM »
Glad to hear the good news, Allan. Sorry about some of the other workers, but perhaps as things settle down, they'll be able to join the new company within a year or so. Good luck.

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Offline Potentspirit

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2006, 05:57:52 PM »
Caithness at Kings Lynn are open for another four weeks.
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Offline twenty_zero_six

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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2006, 12:36:39 PM »
yes its a shame about Kings Lynn, but it was not financially viable, the redevelopment at Perth is the way to go

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